During his professional career, Ric Flair never failed to make a headline which spanned for almost four decades. But his life resume does not just include accolades, achievements and awards from his time in WWE, WCW and NWA. As a matter of fact, there’s no question why he’s the man. In the next paragraphs, you are going to discover top reasons to back this up.
Reason number 1. A two-time hall of famer – a lot of wrestling legends have yet to grab a spot in the WWE Hall of Fame nominee. While some are having a tough time, Flair has been inducted not just once, but twice in the past several years. This is actually an impressive after all the efforts, devotion and commitment he has given in the ring.
Reason number 2. He was considered throwing his hat into different rings – Flair is globally popular but wait until you see him in his home state, North Carolina. As a matter of fact Flair was planning to run for a Governor but later dropped out of the candidacy due to the advice given to him by his friend and also, former wrestler and Minnesota Governor Jesse Ventura.
The reason for this is that, Ventura told flair that his press and opposing party is planning to attack his personal life. This actually made Flair to give up his ambitions and stay on the side and just shows supports to whom he think is worthy of the position.
Reason number 3. Real life feuds are as legendary as his in-ring matches – Flair has got feuds with Sting, Dusty Rhodes, Harley Race and Ricky Steamboat, all of which are big names in the wrestling industry where he always came up victorious of every battle.
In his autobiography, Ric Flair “To be the Man”, Flair has criticized Bret Hart for overexploiting the death of his brother, Owen Hart as well as the controversy that surrounds the Montreal Screwjob. Apart from that, Flair even states that Hart is only famous in Canada and was never actually a big name in the US. While Ric Flair has so many feuds in the rings which are all epic, there are many of them as well that you can find in real life.
Reason number 4. He had his own day in various towns – Ric Flair is loved by many most especially in his home state as well as other towns to which he refer to as home. In fact, in those towns, they are celebrating “Ric Flair Days” as if it’s a national holiday.
Reason number 5. Humble – one thing that you will be surprised about Ric Flair is the fact that outside the ring, he is very humble, far from his persona inside the ring.