Married wrestling great Ric Flair has enthusiastically denied that he is the man in a shot of a woman receiving oral sex on a train, responding after fans suggested that he looked like the fellating figure in the photo.
WCW and WWE favorite Flair had to field unexpected questions on Wednesday following a rumor started by a heavily-followed wrestling news account on social media.
Sharing a snap that appeared to show a naked woman with her legs in the air on a train seat, the account produced an emoji of an embarrassed face while writing: “People are saying this is Ric Flair.”
The flamboyant 72-year-old assured fans that he was not the kneeling subject bending headfirst over the akimbo recipient, dismissing talk that is likely to have been fueled by the fact that the participant in the apparent act seems to share his distinctive swept back hairstyle.
“This picture is as real as that other one floating around,” Flair thundered in an exclamation mark-strewn riposte on Twitter, appearing to suggest that this is not the first time he has had to bat off curious queries from his legion of admirers.
“The nature boy doesn’t ride trains. Woo woo.”
The man is so Legendary, clout chases him. There’s No such thing as bad press when you’re the Nature Boy.🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥🔥 pic.twitter.com/WMQbHeZFhz
— Dommy Feds (@Dommyfeds33) August 18, 2021
You always say “limousine ridin’, jet flyin’…”, never heard you add train boardin’. Glad you cleared that up, Naitch!
— Brown&Proud: Roman SHUT YOUR MOUTH! Reigns (@cheweebushee1) August 18, 2021
To the delight of many among his Twitter following of more than 1.1 million, Flair accompanied his announcement with an image of his head superimposed on a cartoon train.
“The man is so legendary, clout chases him,” said one wrestling obsessive. “There’s no such thing as bad press when you’re the Nature Boy.”
The nature boy of old is truly back at the age of 72. Not gonna lie I love it! Ric Flair is the GOAT!
— ⭐️⭐️⭐️Gem ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@gem_louise23) August 18, 2021
Another pointed to one of Flair’s many memorable lines – alongside “woo woo” – with which he has charmed audiences throughout his concussive, theatrical career.
“You always say, ‘limousine ridin’, jet flyin’,” they replied. “Never heard you add ‘train boardin’.’ Glad you cleared that up.”
No I want to believe it’s real so I am 😂😂 Ric Flair better than Batman!
— Super Benji! (@SuperBenjiZero) August 18, 2021
Flair is married to fifth wife Wendy Barlow, a retired professional tennis star who he first met in 1993 and got hitched to in 2018.
The powerhouse began his senior career in 1972 and was WCW World Heavyweight Champion between 1993 and 1996, going on to act as the WWF’s co-owner on screen between 2001 and 2002.
His second spell with the WWE lasted from 2012 until earlier this year, and he has since debuted for the Lucha Libre AAA Worldwide promotion.