Tuesday, January 20, 2009

The Nature Boy Ric Flair

Ric Flair is a wrestling legend, arguably the greatest of all-time. Flair recently retired after a brilliant 38 year career. Overcoming a broken back from a plane crash early in his career, Flair went on to win a ridiculous amount of titles, including the Heavyweight Championship several times in several organizations.
The self-proclaimed "dirtiest player in the game" could get any crowd in a frenzy with his trademark "Wooooooooooooooo", which, in turn, was often chanted by the crowd whenever he would chest-chop an opponent. The Limousine riding, leer jet flying, wheeling dealing, kiss stealing son of a gun has been inducted into 5 wrestling Halls of Fame (WWE-2008, NWA-2008, St. Louis Wrestling-2008, Professional Wrestling-2007, Wrestling Observer Newsletter-1996). Flair was the master of the figure 4 and the leader of the 4 Horsemen (still considered to be the greatest stable of all-time).
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Flair, thanks to PL Myers of PCW. PCW brought in Flair for a show and Flair did not disappoint. I met Flair late in the evening and he was visibly tired with his voice nearly gone. Yet, Flair greeted me with a handshake and a 'thank you', much like he had greeted the previous 300 or so people earlier.
Ric Flair and me in Oaklawn, IL-November 2008.


Anonymous said...

Dude, you're bigger than him. How big is he?

Anonymous said...

check out my story about meeting ric: http://www.halfcute.com/2009/01/im-ric-flair.html

Johngy said...

Eddie-He's about 5'10" or so.

Jen-Great story. Do you have others about the WWE?