Who is Ric Flair?
Ric Flair is a retired and well-known American professional wrestler. Another thing is that he is the greatest wrestler in history. Also, he has a record of about 16 times as World Champion. On the time of his 40+ years on his career, he actually conquered the NWA, WWE’s top division and the WCW.
Ric Flair’s name when he was born was Richard Morgan Fliehr on February 25, 1949 in Tennessee. Also, he was an amateur wrestler during his high school days. When he went to college, he actually was on a scholarship on football. However, he dropped out of college and later on started his training with Verne Gagner. He actually started in AWA in 1972 and became popular because of his charismatic style in the ring as well as his endurance.
Ric Flair also was crowned as the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He joined the WWE in 1991 when he had a dispute with the WCW regarding the contract. He appeared with the NWA World Title later on and then started to call himself as “the real world champion”. This world title then was given to Triple H as his gift. He actually first got involved in a championship match with Undertaker and with Hulk Hogan. He also won the 1992 Royal Rumble match and actually was the only wrestler who won the WWE Championship. Ric also was involved in different feuds with Sting. Back in 2001 when WCW was bought by the WWE, he entered the final main event of the WCW Nitro. He however lost the match with Sting. In the same year, he then joined the WWE and he became the co-owner of the firm. He later on became a member of the stable Evolution.
Ric also had won the Intercontinental and World Tag Team Championship though he was with evolution. In 2008, he was then inducted to WWE Hall of Fame. The stipulation is that when Ric will lose, he will then retire and he lost the match to Shawn Michael at WrestleMania. The match later on won the Match of the Year Slammy Award. Ever since, he later on made cameo appearances with WWE. He also joined the TNA and became a part of various storylines from the year 2010 to 2012. In 2012, he then returned to WWE.
Ric Flair had become an inspiration with today’s young wrestlers and he also is greatly respected by all in WWE. Ric’s youngest son Reid Flair also followed his footsteps and is in fact now a professional wrestler. His daughter Ashley also is signed currently with WWE as Charlotte. She is actually now the NXT Women’s Champion. His oldest son who is David Flair is likewise a professional wrestler.