Ric Flair is a retired professional wrestler under the Legends program of WWE, and is an American professional wrestling manager, with a real name of Richard Morgan Flierh. He is regarded as the “greatest professional wrestler of all time and the best American performer of the 1980s”. With tenures under several associations in the wrestling world, his career spanned for 40 years. A plane crash incident changed the wrestling tactics of Flair in the mid-1970s from a brawling type to a more nature physical like moves, and this earned him the title “The Nature Boy.”
Flair had a major pay-per-view attraction throughout his career, headlining in several events, and winning another major title. Under a famous wrestling newspaper, Flair was named Wrestler of the Year for eight times. He is a member of different hall of famers organization, and is officially recognized as a 16-time world champion.
Flair earned the title of playing the dirtiest game in wrestling because of his rule breaking in-ring antics that made him popular in the crowd. He would strut and shout the famous “woooooo!”, of which the crowd would shout also whenever a wrestler would perform Flair’s famous signature moves, the knife-edge chop.
The getup of Flair is among his infamous style, when he would wear during his in-ring appearances, an ornate fur-lined robes with many colors and decorated with sequins. Descriptions that are intense were what Flair would describe himself and no wrestler would like to claim as such.
Flair’s popularity made several cities declare a day in honor of the wrestler as “Ric Flair Day” plus giving him a key to some cities, from Minneapolis to Norfolk, Columbia, Greensboro, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach.
Nowadays, when the music industry has produced rappers, you would hear from their lyrics proving that they like to be Ric Flair, and this is a sign that the legend lives on even after forty years.Some may think that Flair is not a likely candidate as an inspiration for hip-hop artists, but as their works are examined, one will reveal countless similarities on how one can live his life and enjoy success and popularity. A decade after his last match and at 69 years old, Ric Flair is viewed still as culturally relevant to this present time, as proven from the fact that he is a highly sought after guest star for some music videos.
Flair’s “bleached blond golden hair, handsomely looking figure and slick wrestling style” are his famous personal that most wrestling fans would remember, aside from the many accolade he had received and his outfit. Flair indeed was and is truly successful in making a trademark of himself in the midst of other wrestlers.