Wrestling legend Ric Flair is facing more legal troubles, this time, stemming from his fourth marriage. An arrest warrant has been issued for the 64-year-old, who completed his most recent divorce in December. Flair has reportedly failed to pay his ex-wife $32,000 in spousal support.
Flair’s marriage and legal troubles have been well documented, but he is hardly the only WWE superstar to be in the news for marital woes. The most popular wrestlers of all-time have seen their divorces play out in the media.
Details of Hulk Hogan’s divorce in 2009 from ex-wife Linda Bollea became public in multiple reports. The former WWE and current TNA star was forced to hand over more than 70 percent of the couple’s liquid assets, giving his wife of 26 years $7.4 million in the settlement. Three years after leaving his first wife, Hogan was involved in another controversy, when he was featured in a sex tape with the former wife of radio host Bubba the Love Sponge.
Last year, John Cena’s messy divorce with Elizabeth Huberdeau was covered extensively by gossip websites like TMZ. The current WWE champion was accused of infidelity, though the couple amicably settled the matter after two months. WWE even referenced Cena’s real-life divorce in his feud with The Rock and their match at WrestleMania 29.
Randy Orton is the most recent WWE star to go through a publicized divorce. The youngest World Heavyweight Champion in history separated from his wife in 2012, and their divorce was finalized this year. The two biggest stars of the WWE’s “Attitude Era,” The Rock and Stone Cold Steve Austin, have been divorced three times combined.
The most successful marriage in the history of professional wrestling may belong to Mick Foley. The Hardcore Legend has been with his wife since 1992, and the couple’s marriage was profiled in the 1999 documentary “Beyond the Mat.”