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FAME FILES: Ric Flair Arrested Over Spousal Support Payment

A judge issued an arrest warrant for former professional wrestling champion Ric Flair for failing to pay spousal support to his estranged wife.

The Mecklenburg, N.C. judge held Flair in contempt for withholding $32,352.51 from Jacqueline Beems -- the same estranged wife who was charged and turned herself in Tuesday for harassing Flair's current girlfriend.

Flair, whose given name is Richard Fliehr, was ordered to pay Beems $4,000 per month after she filed for legal separation last year.

The wrestler can avoid jail time if he pays up -- which he said he fully intends to do as soon as Wednesday.

“The reason I didn’t pay my ex-wife the 32 grand is because my son died and I was in the hospital for a month,” Flair said. “I was in the hospital for a month with a blood clot. I didn’t go to work for three months.”

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