Former WWE, and TNA superstar wrestler Ric Flair is back in the news for legal trouble. The retired pro-wrestling star may be facing his biggest legal battle ever, as North Carolina police have issued a warrant for his arrest. The warrant stems from Flair’s failure to pay $32,000 in support to his former wife, Jaqueline Beems. Flair has been required to pay his former wife $4,000 a month since their separation last summer, but has failed to make any of the monthly payments.
The order for Flair’s arrest was issued on July third. Flair will face jail time unless he pays the full $32,000 he owes to Jaqueline Beems. Ric Flair’s location is currently unknown, as is his decision on whether he will pay the money owed, or face jail.
Ric Flair admitted recently that he hasn’t taken well to retirement. This statement may refer to his personal wellbeing, but also applies to his financial security as well. At his peak, Ric Flair was known as “The Playboy”, a suave reckloose similar to Tony Stark. Flair was able to maintain this lifestyle while making millions in WCW and then WWE, but since retiring, Flair’s former lifestyle has seemingly caught up to him.
2013 has already been a difficult year for Ric Flair as his son died earlier this year of a heroin overdose. Flair also claims Jaqueline Beems has been harassing him and his new wife.
Flair and Beems separated after Beems accused Flair of committing “acts of marital misconduct”. Beems claimed in her separation complaint that Flair slept with several other women during the two’s marriage, and that Flair’s actions led to her public embarrassment and humiliation. Flair denies these claims.
Ric Flair is having a lousy year, but that doesn’t excuse him from disobeying court orders. Ric Flair no doubt wants to avoid prison, but his problem may not be that he won’t pay the $32,000, but instead that he simply can’t. Pro-Wrestlers are notorious for running into economic trouble once they leave the ring. Flair’s indulgences with his finances while young have been catching up to him for years; this incident may simply be his breaking point.