Ric Flair Episode of ESPN’s 30 for 30 Film Gets Air Date
Posted On August 2, 2020
PWInsider reports that an air date for the long rumored ESPN 30 for 30 episode on Ric Flair will air on September 8th. The documentary episode will look at Ric Flair’s life and career over the decades. It is reported to be between 90 minutes to 2 hours long. The rumor began of the making of this episode last year. Those who have worked with Ric over the years including Vince McMahon, members of the Four Horsemen, Ric’s family, Jim Ross and others have been interviewed for the project.
Rory Karpf is the director for this episode. He has previously directed other episodes of 30 for 30 like The Ride of Their Lives, Together, Tim Richmond: To the Limit as well as non-30 for 30 related sports movies like the theatrical film Dale about Dale Earnheart and Herschel about Herschel Walker.
The 30 for 30 series first started in October of 2009 as a series of short films on ESPN to celebrate their 30’s anniversary. The films have become so popular that the series was expanded beyond the original goals. There are now over 90 different 30 for 30 films covering a wide variety of sports subjects. This will be the first full-length episode based on a wrestling subject. Last year a shorter segment was aired during the network’s Sportscenter show with the focus being on the Von Erich family.