I ran into Ric Flair at a bar Wednesday night. My wife and I were having a drink and Ric and his party were en route to a table. When he walked in, heads turned.
If you had a celebrity contest, a contest to see which Charlotte celebrity would attract the most attention simply by entering a room, who would win?
Steve Smith, Jake Delhomme and Julius Peppers would be candidates. So would Jimmy Johnson, Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr. Michael Jordan would be a factor. But he'd be at a disadvantage if the room were in Charlotte.
I think the final four would include Flair, Earnhardt, Smith and Delhomme. Not sure who would win.
I also ran into Flair at Harris-Teeter Thursday morning. On both occasions, he was excited. At Vance high school on Dec. 6 he will manage his sons, David and Reid. Reid will make his professional wrestling debut. The Flairs will tangle with the Nasty Boys, who will be managed by Jimmy Hart.
Also on the card will be Richie Steamboat, son of Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat, as well as the Rock 'n' Roll Express and the Midnight Express.
And a special guest referee will be Hulk Hogan.
Not bad for a Saturday night in a Charlotte high school gym.
Tickets are $100 and $20. For more information, go to www.highspots.com.