Ric Flair and His Wrestling Career
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”. For 40 years, Flair made his career in the wrestling world under several wrestling associations. In the mid-1970s, he is dubbed as “The Nature Boy” because of his change of brawling tactics on the ring after a plane crash incident that changed his approach on the ring.
Flair had a major pay-per-view attraction throughout his career, headlining in several events, and winning another major title. For a record eight times, Flair was named Wrestler of the Year by a major newsletter. 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. His strutting and shouting of “wooooo!” would further increase his popular signature move of a knife-edge chop, of which the crowd would relate to Flair whenever another wrestler would perform the same move.
Flair became famous also in wearing ornate and fur-lined robes with several colors with sequins as he would make his in-ring appearances. 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.
Even after forty years, Ric Flair still appear to be a legend, especially in the music industry where rappers would include in their lyrics the wanting to be like Ric Flair, making this wrestler relevant even in today’s age.Flair may not seem a likely source of inspiration on the surface level among hip-hop artists, but when their works are examined closely, you will see a similarity of living life and enjoying 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.
Most wrestling fans would remember Flair, on top of the many titles and awards and costume, for his hair that was bleached in blonde and golden, his figure that is handsomely looking to watch, and his wrestling style that is slick. Flair has truly succeeded and made a trademark of his career indeed among wrestlers of the time.