The worlds of boxing and professional wrestling crossed over when ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson was spotted outside of the Benzinga Cannabis Capital Conference in Chicago lighting up with ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair.
Mike Tyson and Ric Flair became partners in Tyson’s ‘Tyson 2.0’ cannabis business earlier this year. The pair collaborated on Naitch’s ‘Ric Flair Drip’ cannabis line. The pair also announced ‘WOOOOO Chews’ and ‘Champion Cannabis’ products at the event. ‘The Nature Boy’ shared a video clip on Instagram of the two icons smoking a blunt outside of the conference.
“Smokin’ That Ric Flair Drip All Night Long With @miketyson! WOOOOO!”
Ric Flair Says Cannabis Helped Him Beat His Addiction to Xanax While Appearing on Stage With Mike Tyson
During their appearance together at the conference, Mike Tyson and Ric Flair appeared on stage together, smoking multiple blunts and discussing the benefits of using cannabis over prescription drugs such as Xanax.
“I got into the industry out of luck,” Flair explained, “I’ve known Mike [Tyson] since the 1980s. Chad approached me about it, my old school way of thinking told me I didn’t want to be affiliated with cannabis, but I didn’t realize the cannabis world was taking over.”
Chad Bronstein, the co-founder and board chairman of the boxing icon’s flourishing cannabis business, Tyson 2.0, approached Ric Flair with the intent of partnering on a line of edibles that.
“Chad invited me to lunch one day,” Flair told The Post. “I had no idea what it was about, but he said that maybe we could do some business together. I could tell by talking to him he was a good guy, and he knew I’d been friends with Mike for years. It didn’t take Chad long to convince me.”
Flair revealed that cannabis has helped him overcome an addition to Xanax as a remedy for the pain he endured over the course of his 50-year professional wrestling career.