WWE Reportedly Signing Ric Flair's Daughter Ashley to a Contract
Per a recent report, WWE has signed yet another second/third generation superstar to a developmental deal—Ashley Fliehr, daughter of Ric Fliehr (or “Flair” as he is far more widely known).
In this week's (subscribers-only) Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer notes that Ashley is expected to start soon at FCW and not at the TNA-affiliated OVW, as one may have expected considering her father is currently under contract to TNA: "Ashley Fliehr Johnson, Ric’s daughter, is scheduled to start at FCW under a WWE developmental deal, as opposed to OVW with a TNA deal, this summer."
It was reported earlier this month that Ashley had begun wrestling training, intending to follow in the footsteps of her famous father. As noted, WWE's deal with her will be the latest in a long list of second/third generation signings including Cody Rhodes, Ted DiBiase Jr, Shaul Guerrero and Tamina Snuka.
Notably, Fliehr previously made the news rounds in 2008, after being arrested for assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest following a very public spat involving herself, her father and her boyfriend in an apartment parking lot in her home town of Chapel Hill, NC. She was later sentenced to 45 days probation and ordered to pay a $200 fine over the incident.