WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair appeared on The Dan Le Batard Show on ESPN Radio on Thursday afternoon and talked about his partying days, his fiancee helping him put his wild lifestyle behind him and more. He also told a crazy story about once being struck by lightning at an airport in Richmond, Virginia in the 1970s.

“I got off the plane and was walking,” he said. “I didn’t go 10, 15 feet when all of a sudden I felt this pressure boom, and man, my umbrella shot 50 feet in the air.”

The story gets even crazier, as Flair said that lightning had struck his umbrella and killed the man behind him.

“I thought, ‘What the hell?’ Lightning hit the top of my umbrella, bounced off and hit the guy in the eye five feet behind me and killed him. Right there. I just stood there looking at the guy and froze, it scared me to death. People were running out the door to get the guy.”

“I’ve always wondered what kind of a lawsuit that was, because it was really a big deal, hence probably the steel tips coming off umbrellas at that point.”

Flair had referenced the incident in a promo that he cut on Triple H in 2005, which you can watch above at the 3:20 mark. You can read more from Flair’s appearance on The Dan Le Batard Show by clicking here.

Source: ESPN

Travis Marshall contributed to this article.

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