Popularly named as the Nature Boy, Ric Flair is considered as one of the most professional wrestlers in the history of the wrestling industry, who is considered as the man you have to beat in order for you to be called as a man, and is a name that fans in the wrestling world do not miss knowing. 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.
Ric Flair was born in Memphis, Tennessee, and before becoming a full time professional wrestler, he was moving around the country. Before going into the wrestling world, Flair had experiences taking in odd jobs like a lifeguard, and until he was recruited in schools because of his wrestling stunts. Traits of Flair that fans would most remember him would be his bleached blond golden hair, his handsome looking physique, and his ring endurance and charismatic personality that left as his career trademark.
Under the association of a wrestling organization, Flair was building his legacy until he almost ended his career due to a serious plane crash where he his back had broken in three places that led for his doctors to tell him to end his wrestling profession. 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. Flair had encountered injuries as a result of the plane crash, and this led him to change his wrestling style described as a slick style that fans in the wrestling world would give him the title of 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. This group was known to make tactics that break rules and they attributed these tactics to the many championship titles that the group had won. Flair had several personal feuds and controversies among wrestlers, but even so, he had a still clearly established his legacy in the wrestling world. Flair had a signature move which is a knife edge wrestling chop to the chest of the opponent which other wrestlers would follow, and everytime, you would hear fans shouting the famous “woooo!” as their tribute to the originator of the 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.