UPDATE: Per ESPN, there actually isn’t a definitive release date scheduled for Ric Flair’s 30 For 30 as of yet, but it is “definitely not” airing on September 8. I guess we’ll still have to wait to find out when we can watch the documentary.
It’s been about a year and a half since we first learned there would be an ESPN 30 For 30 documentary about Ric Flair. Way back in December was the first time we got a look at a teaser trailer, so you could probably say that news about this project hasn’t exactly been pouring out.
Well, at least we finally know when we’ll actually get to be able to see the dang thing. PWInsider.com first reported that the Flair installment of the acclaimed documentary series would premiere on ESPN on September 8. So yeah, it’ll be about two years from the project being announced until it finally gets released, but the filmmakers sure spoke to a lot of people while cobbling together the story of Flair’s life.
The Flair 30 For 30 will feature interviews with everyone from Vince McMahon, The Undertaker, Sting, and Ricky Steamboat to Flair’s children and his first wife. And yes, they talked to Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson. The final version of the doc is expected to run from 90 to 120 minutes (including commercial breaks).
That sure sounds like a pretty significant documentary about Flair, and it’ll have the nice, glossy ESPN sheen on it. It should be great. And you don’t have to wait in the longest line to watch it. Well, unless “about three months” can count as a line. In that case, disregard what I said.