The Life and Career of Ric Flair
Ric Flair is a retired and also a popular 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. During his 40+ years in his career, he had conquered the WWE’s top divisions and the NWA.
Ric Flair was actually born as Richard Morgan Fliehr on February 25, 1949 in Tennessee. Also, he was an amateur wrestler during his high school days. He likewise went to college on a scholarship on football. He dropped out of college and also started on his training together with Verne Gagner. He likewise started in AWA in the year 1972 and soon become popular due to his endurance in the ring as well as his charismatic style.
Ric Flair likewise obtained the crown as the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He joined the WWE in 1991 when he had a dispute with the WCW regarding the contract. Later on, he appeared with the NWA World Title and he then called himself as “the real world champion”. This world title later on was given to Triple H as a gift. He actually first got involved in a championship match with Undertaker and with Hulk Hogan. Another thing is that he won the 1992 Royal Rumble match and he 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. However in the same year, he became the co-owner of the WWE after joining it. 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. Back in 2008, he was inducted to WWE Hall of Fame. The stipulation is that if Ric is going to lose, he will retire and he later on lost the match with Shawn Michael in 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 soon 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. David Flair, who is his oldest son is also a professional wrestler.