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Wrestling community reacts to the newest 30 for 30: 'Nature Boy'

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If you ask any fan of WWE or anyone in the wrestling world about Ric "Nature Boy" Flair, you'll get an earful about the legendary fighter.

But who is Richard Morgan Fliehr? The man behind the curtain, so to speak, Fliehr adopted the alias Ric Flair early on in his professional wrestling career, and he's been known as such ever since. Who is Flair when he's not wrestling, though? ESPN's 30 for 30 documentary series attempts to shed some light on Flair in its latest installment, which debuted Tuesday. Titled "Nature Boy," the film delves into the complicated life of Ric Flair.

Filled with tragedy, success, antics and fame, Flair's story is unlike most. Those who competed against him in his prime -- as well as current professional wrestlers -- took to the internet to express their feelings on "Nature Boy" on the day of the film's debut.

Though he's officially retired from pro wrestling, Ric Flair and his legacy have clearly left a permanent mark on the sport. 

--Meaghan Latella

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