CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. - We’ve seen viral wedding ceremony videos that replicated music videos, famous dance routines and even featured a dog as the best man. Now, one groom has taken his matrimonial inspiration from an unlikely source: The Nature Boy.
James Wooten and his wife, Alexys, were married last Friday in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to their page on TheKnot.com, and the groom walked down the aisle using the mannerisms, the robe and even the large gold championship belt of pro wrestling legend “The Nature Boy,” Ric Flair.
The entrance, punctuated with Flair’s trademark strut and “Wooo!,” was accompanied by the wrestler’s longtime entrance music, Strauss’ Also sprach Zarathustra. And then, before the bride arrived, Wooten removed the robe, in favor not of wrestling trunks, but rather a more traditional tuxedo.
The video was posted to Wooten's YouTube page and has earned over 50,000 page views as of Wednesday morning:
Wooten said on the YouTube page that only six people in attendance, including his mother, were aware of the stunt ahead of time- and that his bride, who hadn’t yet entered the room, didn’t know about it until she was shown the video afterward.
As for the actual Ric Flair, he’s been married four times, although it’s unknown if he reprised his ring entrance in any of those ceremonies.