“The nature boy” is one of the widely known personalities when you will talk about wrestling. Being hated and loved is what Ric Flair has experienced in his 36 year wrestling career. The legacy and legend that Ric Flair left in the wrestling industry is a thing that is still being recognized today. Born on February 25, 1949, in Memphis, Tennessee is Ric Flair. He started his career as a power brawling wrestler and was nearly 300 pounds. Among the wrestling world, he was known for his charismatic personality and ring endurance. Over the span of his career that it is these things that became his trademark.
It is in the year 1978 that Ric Flair has started to become an elite wrestler and was having a heated rivalry with Buddy Rogers. Being popularly known as “The Nature Boy” happened during this time as well. It is also here that he has started to be sporting bleached blond hair, expensive suits, elegant jewelry, and astonishing custom robes. It is also the nature boy that has created the famous four-legged leg lock during this time.
The World Championship Wrestling is the one started by Ric Flair after Crockett left the NWA. For him to create a promotion that he has used his world championship title. Being able to bring in numerous superstars in his organization is what he was then able to do. Different wrestling superstars like Sting, Barry Windam, Lex Luger, Terry Funk, and the Steiner Brothers were brought in by Ric Flair. It was him that left the organization in the year 1991 after he had a dispute with WCW president, Jim Herd. It was also the time that he joined the main rival which is Vince McMahon’s WWE.
It is when he arrived at the WWE that he readily made his mark. It was in the 1992 Royal Rumble that he was able to defeat Randy Savage claiming the title. When the year 1993 arrived that it is Ric Flair that returned it the WCW and defeated Vader to get title form him at the Starrcade 1993. A death match was then what he joined in the year 1994 which also involved Hulk Hogan. Maintaining his popularity is what Ric Flair was still able to do even if the WWE bought out WCW in the year 2001. When the new talents came in the WWE that Ric Flair’s career was overshadowed. It is in the wrestling world that it is Ric Flair that as established his name as one of the legends.