Monday, September 29, 2008

Ric Flair's Robe Headed For The Smithsonian

The robe worn by former pro wrestler Ric Flair at WrestleMania XXIV (pictured) will spend its days in immortality after being donated to the Smithsonian Institute in Washington D.C. The robe will be a part of the Smithsonian’s Pop Culture Exhibit alongside Jim Henson’s Muppets and Fonzie’s jacket from Happy Days, according to the W.W.E. website.

You can see Flair, the robe and Wrestlemania XXIV on Smackdown's new home, MyNetworkTV this Thursday night at 8 in a special one-hour music presentation. Smackdown will debut on the network Friday night at 8.

1 comment:

Bridget Rossi said...

Ric Flair deserves all the credit of having one his extravagant robes to be placed and immortalized at the Smithsonian's Pop Culture Exhibit. As a fan of him since childhood due to my father showing me his collection of wrestling videos, I've been amazed at Flair's charisma, ring attire (that looks custom made with many gems from the jeweler placed there), and how the fans are screaming "Wooooo!" on the top of their lungs when he delivers his signature knife-edged chops.

When I got married a few years ago, I asked for a favor to my husband to engrave a quote on the ring when we bought it at the jewelers in Indianapolis, IN stating "Diamonds are forever, and so is our relationship!" that I adapted from Flair's speeches.