For nearly four decades, Ric Flair was always on top, making huge headlines in his professional career as a wrestler. But his life resume does not just include accolades, achievements and awards from his time in WWE, WCW and NWA. He has proven so many times that’s he’s the man. Following are reasons to back this up.
Reason number 1. A two-time hall of famer – there are so many wrestling legends that are waiting to get their 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. It’s quite impressive for a man who has done humongous work inside the wrestling ring.
Reason number 2. He was considered throwing his hat into different rings – if you think that Flair is popular, you don’t know anything of him yet until you get a chance to visit him in North Carolina, his home state. Flair was once deemed to run for a Governor but has dropped out of race thanks to his friend, former Minnesota Governor and former wrestler 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 – some of the most epic matches that Ric Flair has involves the biggest name in the industry from Dusty Rhodes, Sting, to Harley Race and Ricky Steamboat, Flair typically came up victorious in those battles.
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. As a matter of fact, there are many real life feuds that were as epic as his battles in the ring.
Reason number 4. He had his own day in various towns – Ric Flair is well loved in his home state and even in other towns that he calls home for a short period of time. In reality, in those towns, they also have this “Ric Flair Days”.
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.