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Ric Flair Gets Emotional During His Surprise 70th Birthday Party Featuring Triple H, Chris Jericho & More (Videos)

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• On This Day In Pro Wrestling History (February 23, 1999) – Old School WCW Veteran Passed Away

On this day in 1999, we lost Old School WCW Veteran The Renegade (Real name: Richard Wilson) at the young age of 33 due to a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head.

He debuted for Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling promotion when WCW World Heavyweight Champion Hulk Hogan himself announced an “Ultimate Surprise” for ‘WCW Uncensored 1995’, thus implying that The Ultimate Warrior would join him at the PPV.

The gimmick of The Renegade was basically that of Old School WWF Legend The Ultimate Warrior, which made him a clone and a copy-cat, completely rejected by pretty much everyone watching, critics & fans alike.

It wasn’t his fault though, but just a bad booking decision that hurt his career before it had already begun.

Despite winning the WCW World Television Championship from Old School WCW Legend Arn Anderson in 1995, he was eventually turned into a ‘Jobber To The Stars’ a year later in 1996.

Renegade was fired from the promotion in January 1999, which resulted in a severe depression, that led to him committing suicide by shooting himself in the head with a gun on February 23, 1999.


October 16, 1965 – February 23, 1999

• Ric Flair Gets Emotional During His Surprise 70th Birthday Party Featuring Triple H, Chris Jericho & More (Videos)

A surprise 70th birthday party was thrown last night for two time WWE Hall of Famer “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.

The party featured names like Triple H, Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Evander Holyfield, Jeff Hardy, Dennis Rodman, Chris Jericho, The Nasty Boys, Charles Barkley, Shane McMahon, Todd Gurley & more.

You can watch Flair getting emotional while meeting people at this party below:

Flair gave a 30 minute speech at this party and you can watch the ending of this speech below:

Chris Jericho Shane McMahon AJ Styles Booker T At Ric Flair's Surprise 70th Birthday Party

Flair’s 70th birthday is actually this coming Monday and it’s going to be celebrated live on Monday Night RAW!

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