After WCW got bought, he was given a developmental deal in OVW as a semifavor to Ric. They wanted to retrain from the ground up, and prohibited him from using the Flair spots as a crutch. I believe he appeared on OVW TV a few times in jobbers roles, and had that one WWE TV appearance where Undertaker busted him up as part of his feud with Ric.
But he wasn't picking wrestling up at the speed and level they liked, and they let him go well over a year ago. If I recall correctly, he's out of the wrestling business and living near his family back in NC.
I haven't read his book, so maybe Flair goes in more detail about there.
Originally posted by thecubsfanhe's out of the wrestling business and living near his family back in NC.
Actually he just did some NWA-VA shows around June 16th. Here is the promo from NWAVirginia.com:
BREAKING NEWS! BREAKING NEWS!! BREAKING NEWS!!!
The current NWA Virginia State Heavyweight Champion The Barbarian will NOT be in attendance on the June 19 show in The Bottom Line Bar and Grill on Saturday, June 16, at 6pm. Barbarian was scheduled to defend his title against number one contender Phil Brown.
Taking his place will be none other than David Flair, the former WCW US Heavyweight Champion! The son of the 16 time World Heavyweight Champion will once again have the legendary Flair name on an NWA show in Richmond! The National Wrestling Alliance, the world's oldest sanctioning body of professional wrestling, and the Flair family have a rich history together.
That history will continue on June 19, at the Bottom Line Bar and Grill. His opponent will be none other than Phil Brown.
Tickets are $7 in advance and $10 day of the show. They can be purchased at the Bottom Line Bar and Grill!
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The one guy didn't list the Benoit match, so when I read it, I assumed it was fake. After all, JBL's the #1 contender. Never did I imagine that it would be for the US championship. That's ... quite a step down for both Booker and Benoit, isn't it?