Ric Flair’s Biography
Ric Flair is a retired American professional wrestler who is widely known. He is also considered as 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’s name when he was born was Richard Morgan Fliehr on February 25, 1949 in Tennessee. He also was an amateur wrestler during high school. He likewise went to college on a scholarship on football. But, he dropped out of college and then 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 also 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 got involved in a championship match between the Undertaker as well as 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 also became involved in different feuds with Sting. Last 2001 when WCW was bought by the WWE, he actually entered the final main event of the WCW Nitro. He however lost the match with Sting. But in the same year, he joined WWE and was the co-owner of the company. 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 later on won the Match of the Year Slammy Award. Since then, he made cameo appearance with 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 Reid Flair followed on his dad’s footsteps and is now a professional wrestler. His daughter Ashley also is signed currently with WWE as Charlotte. She’s now the current NXT Women’s Champion. David Flair, who is his oldest son is also a professional wrestler.