It’s been a pretty crazy seven months for Ric Flair. Last August, the two-time WWE Hall Of Famer landed in the hospital with a near-fatal illness. Thankfully, the Nature Boy kicked out at two. His first move after recovery was to fire his manager, Melinda Morris Zanoni. Since that illness, he’s been enjoying higher visibility than ever thanks to new management and his unanimously-praised 30 For 30 episode.
Since his hospitalization: two NFL players wore cleats adorned with Flair’s visage; Flair helped the Astros win the World Series (sorta); he’s even developed a friendship with Offset, one-third of rap group Migos, eventually leading to a song called “Ric Flair Drip” and a corresponding music video featuring Flair himself.
Now, Flair has been brought on as the hype man for the 2018 Rolling Loud festival, taking place at Miami’s Hard Rock Stadium from May 11-13 and featuring 120 artists including J. Cole, Travis Scott, Future, Post Malone, Cardi B, Wiz Khalifa, N.E.R.D. and tons more. What does Flair’s job as hype man entail, you ask? Simple: He yells a bunch of rappers’ names as explosions go off behind him for a minute straight.