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. On the time of his 40+ years on his career, he actually conquered the NWA, WWE’s top division and the WCW.
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 was able to go to college through a football scholarship. However, he dropped out of college and later on 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 was crowned as the first WCW World Heavyweight Champion. He joined WWE in 1991 when he had a contract dispute with the WCW. Later on, he appeared with the NWA World Title and he then called himself as “the real world champion”. This world title then was given to Triple H as his gift. He first involved in a championship match with Hulk Hogan and with Undertaker. 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. 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 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 when Ric will lose, he will then retire and he lost the match to Shawn Michael at WrestleMania. The match then won the Match of the Year Slammy Award. Ever since, he later on made cameo appearances with WWE. He then joined the TNA and he then became a part of different storylines from 2010 up to 2012. He later on returned to WWE in 2012.
Ric Flair actually became an inspiration to many young wrestlers of today and is respected by all in WWE. His youngest son who is Reid Flair also followed his footsteps and became a professional wrestler. His daughter as well who is Ashley is now signed currently to WWE as Charlotte. She’s now the current NXT Women’s Champion. His oldest son David Flair also is a professional wrestler.