Named as one of the most known professional wrestlers in the history who every wrestling fan would know is Ric Flair, also popularly recognized as the Nature Boy, and who one would have to beat in order to be labelled as the man. 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 from being a lifeguard and until being recruited in a university for his wrestling stunts, and has not stopped being 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.
While Flair was building his legacy under a wrestling association, he almost ended his career due to a serious plane crash, where his back was broken in three places, and was asked by his doctors to never wrestle. 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. The plane crash had given Flair injuries that made him changed his wrestling technique known as the slick style and further led him to be called as 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. Ric had clearly established his name in the wrestling world, even being surrounded with personal feuds and controversies among his fellow wrestlers. 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. Flair had become later on as an ambassador to the wrestling industry, with companies signing him on to promote the game even in other countries.
Every wrestler, every fan watching in the arena and those viewers at home who understood and respected the wrestling business, would not fail to thank the man called Ric Flair who had contributed to the wrestling business and industry for what it is today.