Cape, worn by Ric Flair

Description (Brief)
This cape was worn at Wrestlemania 24 (2008) by professional wrestler Ric “The Nature Boy” Flair, before the presumed final match of his 36 year career. Flair, born Richard Morgan Fliehr (1949,) began wrestling professionally in 1970 as part of the American Wrestling Association. He survived a broken back in 1975 to star in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA,) and later spent time as a top attraction for both the World Wrestling Federation (WWF) and World Championship Wrestling (WCW.) Flair finished his career with the industry powerhouse WWF, now known as the WWE, or World Wrestling Federation/ Entertainment, returning to the league in 2001. One of professional wrestling’s most charismatic and talented performers, Flair played both hero and villain, and was awarded dozens of championship belts over the course of his career.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cape
cape, wrestling
date made
2008
user
Fliehr, Richard M.
Physical Description
velvet (overall material)
satin (overall material)
plastic sequins (overall material)
feathers (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 63 in x 27 in; 160.02 cm x 68.58 cm
ID Number
2008.0072.01
accession number
2008.0072
catalog number
2008.0072.01
subject
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Sports
Popular Entertainment
wrestling
Professional
See more items in
Culture and the Arts: Sport and Leisure
Highlights from the Culture and the Arts Collection
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
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