Some of the Things To Know about Ric Flair
In the wrestling world, the household name of Ric Flair is known by fans world over in the history of professional wrestling, who also one has to beat in order for one to be called the man, and also is named as the Nature Boy. In all the 36 years of Flair’s wrestling career, he is both hated and loved which just shows that he had left a very important impact in the professional world of wrestling due to the legacy he left behind and of his being a legend himself.
Before becoming a full time professional wrestler, Ric Flair hailed from Memphis, Tennessee and was moving around the country. Flair took odd jobs like being a lifeguard, until being recruited in a university because of his wrestling ability, and has been in the wrestling world ever since. Flair was able to draw the attention of the wrestling crowd because of his ring endurance and charismatic personality which had become his career trademark, not to mention his bleached blond golden hair, his handsome looking physique and his suave wrestling style.
Flair was building his legacy through a wrestling association and almost came to a halt when he encountered a serious plane crash, where he broke his back in three places, and worse was the advice of the doctors for him not to wrestle again. However, Flair is full of will and guts, that he underwent rigorous physical therapies and was able to return again to the ring in a matter of only half a year after his accident. As a result of the injuries obtained from the plane crash, Flair changed his wrestling technique to the slick style that earned him to be called the Nature Boy.
One of the most popular groups in the wrestling world called the Four Horseman, was organized with the help of Flair in 1985. With the rule breaking tactics of this group, they earned several championship titles. Flair had several personal feuds and controversies among wrestlers, but even so, he had a still clearly established his legacy in the wrestling world. As a sign of tribute to Flair, you would hear wrestling fans shout the famous “wooooo!”, and you would see the excitement of the crowd as he made a knife edge wrestling chop to the chest of the opponent, a signature move that was considered and labelled as Flair’s move. No sooner would companies use Flair as their ambassador of the game, and use him in the promotion of the industry even sending him to other countries in order to promote the companies’ events.
The business of wrestling is what it is today because of the man called Ric Flair, and every wrestler, fan and viewer of any wrestling match would want to thank this man for his contribution.