Ric Flair was involved in a verbal altercation at a Gainesville, Florida, bar last week, and video of it has gone viral.

The WWE legend was at Piesanos Stone Fired Pizza last week when he was “Disrespected More Than I Ever Have In My Entire Life,” per his post on X.

The video begins with Flair and a bartender in an argument, and Flair saying, “I didn’t do anything wrong except spend money and put this place over and bring my family and friends here. That is bad for you.”


Ric Flair walks

Ric Flair attends the 44th Annual Sports Emmy Awards at Frederick P. Rose Hall, Jazz at Lincoln Center in New York City on May 22, 2023. (Arturo Holmes/Getty Images)

The bartender asked why that would be the case, to which Flair said to “watch social media tomorrow,” seemingly hinting at his future post.

The bartender told Flair his name was Nicholas, to which Flair replied, “Nicholas D—head.”

The two then discussed an interaction Flair had near the bathroom — Flair said on social media that the argument started “Because Of An Issue I Had With The Kitchen Manager Taking Too Long In The Bathroom.”

Flair then offered a female bartender a $1,000 tip “just to say to him ‘kiss my a–.’”

Nicholas said he “cut off” Flair at the bar and did not ask him to leave like Flair claimed. 

Ric Flair in California

Ric Flair attends the 23rd annual Harold & Carole Pump Foundation Gala at The Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills, California, on Aug. 18, 2023. (Rodin Eckenroth/Getty Images)

Flair then asked the bartender to take the discussion to the parking lot, which he declined as he was “on the clock.” Flair then replied, “You’re on the p—- clock.” Another patron at the bar said he would take it outside, as he was not an employee and he did not “give a s—.” That’s when a female bartender asked that man to “please stop.”


On Saturday, Flair wrote about the ordeal on X.

“I Spent $1500 At @PiesanosSFP To Be Disrespected More Than I Ever Have In My Entire Life. After Taking 20 Pictures With Customers And Staff, I Was Asked To Leave Because Of An Issue I Had With The Kitchen Manager Taking Too Long In The Bathroom. I Would Highly Recommend That Anyone Who Wants To Enjoy A Relaxing Time In Gainesville At A Nice Restaurant To Never Visit This Place! WOOOOO!”

Restaurant owner Jerry Roberts told The Gainesville Sun, though, that it was “clear” that the staff acted professionally.

“We have reviewed video of the incident that took place recently at our restaurant. It is clear, our team worked in a professional manner to ensure the safety of guests and staff. We have thanked our team for their professionalism. We are proud of how they responded to this situation using and displaying our team values,” Roberts said.

Ric Flair at podium

Nashville Deputy Mayor Brenda Haywood and pro wrestler Ric Flair attend a press conference where July 31 is declared “Ric Flair Day” in Nashville on June 23, 2022. (Jason Kempin/Getty Images)


Flair, 75, has battled health and alcohol issues over the years.

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