Ric Flair is a retired American professional wrestler who is widely known. He is also considered as the greatest wrestler in history. He was also a record holder of World Champ for 16 times. 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’s name actually was Richard Morgan Fliehr when he was born and was also born on February 25, 1949. He also was an amateur wrestler during high school. He was able to go to college through a football scholarship. But, he dropped out of college and then 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 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. He appeared with the NWA World Title later on and then started to call himself as “the real world champion”. This world title later on was given to Triple H as a gift. He first involved in a championship match with Hulk Hogan and with Undertaker. He then won the Royal Rumble back in 1992 and became as the only wrestler who had won the WWF Championship in a Royal Rumble Match. 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. However in the same year, he became the co-owner of the WWE after joining it. After that, he became a member on the stable Evolution.
Ric also won the Intercontinental and World Tag Team Championship while he was in evolution. In 2008, he was then 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 later on won the Match of the Year Slammy Award. Ever since, he later on made cameo appearances with WWE. He joined the TNA and he became involved in different storylines from 2010 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 as well who is Ashley is now signed currently to WWE as Charlotte. She is actually now the NXT Women’s Champion. David Flair, who is his oldest son is also a professional wrestler.