Ric Flair is a retired American professional wrestler who is widely known. He is in fact considered to be the greatest wrestler in history. Also, he has a record of about 16 times as World Champion. At the time of his 40+ years during his career, he conquered the WWE’s top division, WCW as well as the NWA.
Ric Flair was actually born as Richard Morgan Fliehr on February 25, 1949 in Tennessee. He is likewise an amateur wrestler during his high school days. When he went to college, he actually was on a scholarship on football. But, he dropped out of college and then started his training with Verne Gagner. He then started in AWA in 1972 and became popular due to his ring endurance and his charismatic style.
Ric Flair likewise obtained the crown as the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He also joined the WWE in the year 1991 when he had a contract dispute with WCW. He then appeared with the NWA World TItle and then called 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 likewise had been involved in different feuds with 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. After that, he then became a member of the stable Evolution.
Ric likewise won the Intercontinental and World Tag Team Championship while he was still in evolution. In 2008, he later on was inducted as a 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 actually won the Match of the Year Slammy Award. Ever since, he then made cameo appearance with the WWE. He then joined the TNA and he then became a part of different storylines from 2010 up to 2012. In 2012, he then returned to WWE.
Ric Flair became an inspiration in today’s young wrestlers and is greatly respected by all in WWE. His youngest son who is Reid Flair also followed his footsteps and became a professional wrestler. His daughter who is Ashley is signed in WWE currently as Charlotte. She’s now the current NXT Women’s Champion. His oldest son David Flair also is a professional wrestler.