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The Mega-Million-dollar man: Ric Flair offers hope for Tennessee economy

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Money in the bank: Flair advises Lance Russell to invest in Apple stock in 1982.

While Ric Flair’s career as a financial advisor didn’t last long, the Nature Boy is back with a viable investment option for struggling Tennesseans as the new pitchman for the Volunteer State’s Mega Millions lottery.

Does my heart well to know that folks in my home state can turn to the 16-time World champion for inspiration in these uncertain economic times.

In the commercial below, I love how Flair bullies the puny jackpot (Kurt Angle off the gas) into pumping up his payouts, kicking dollar signs in his face. (Brings back memories of Jerry Lawler bodyslamming the Masked Inflation for Fleming Fine Furniture back in the late ’70s.)

Flair is certainly pumped, nearly more ripped today than he was in his lone appearance for Jerry Jarrett’s live Memphis wrestling show in August 1982. Guess he’s been…uh…working out with Hulk Hogan in TNA.

  1. PG-13
    June 25th, 2010 at 13:02 | #1

    Just drove into Memphis last Tuesday from out west and saw this commercial and was like what the hell, I didn’t quite understand it was a lottery commercial at first. but I guess you could blame on that on the homecoming celebration and Natty Lights… well when in Rome

    it was a pretty creative ad though

  2. Old School Sammy
    June 26th, 2010 at 09:55 | #2

    That was straight-up HYSTERICAL!

  3. admin
    June 26th, 2010 at 14:06 | #3


  4. David
    June 26th, 2010 at 17:35 | #4

    Wouldn’t it have made more sense to have Lawler do this?

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