The complete name of Ric Flair is Richard Morgan Fliehr and he is an American professional wrestling manager, who was once a wrestler himself, and retired as professional wrestler under the Legends program of the WWE. He is regarded as the “greatest professional wrestler of all time and the best American performer of the 1980s”. Flair’s career spanned for 40 years and he is known for his tenures with the many wrestling associations. A plane crash incident changed the wrestling tactics of Flair in the mid-1970s from a brawling type to a more nature physical like moves, and this earned him the title “The Nature Boy.”
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. The wrestling world has several organizations of which Flair is a member, and is an official 16-time world champion.
Flair’s rule breaking in-ring antics made him popular with the crowd and earned him to be called the dirtiest player in the wrestling sports. 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.
The getup of Flair is among his infamous style, when he would wear during his in-ring appearances, an ornate fur-lined robes with many colors and decorated with sequins. 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.Countless similarities between Flair and the works of hip-hop artists can be revealed when their works are examined, even if on the surface Flair may seem an unlikely source of inspiration. The fact that Flair, even at 69 years and a decade from his last match, is a sought after guest in music videos, prove his cultural relevance even at this age of music.
Flair’s “bleached blond golden hair, handsomely looking figure and slick wrestling style” are his famous personal that most wrestling fans would remember, aside from the many accolade he had received and his outfit. Flair was able to make a trademark and be successful in his game among others in his profession.