Ric Flair Reign, Career, Feuds,Personal Life, Rings

Published Date   16th Aug. 2017, 21:59 pm
Ric Flair Reign, Career, Feuds,Personal Life, Rings
Quick Info
Birth Name: Richard Morgan Fliehr
Date of Birth: 25/02/1949
Age: 75 years old
Nationality: American
Net Worth: $5 million

Ric Flair Reign as a Wrestler is retired from American arena/ring. He is the best American performer in 1980s wrestling.


Ric Flair reign of legacy evolved through out the 40 years of career in the Wrestling Arena. In the period in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF, now WWE) and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) Ric appeared a dirtiest and charismatic Legacy breaker. Flair is a 16-time World Champion recognized by WWE and Pro-Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) and monikered the “Nature Boy”.

Early life Ring

On February 25, 1949, Ric Flair was born as Richard Morgan Fliehr in Memphis, Tennessee. For a long time, his birth name was perceived to be Fred Phillips which Flair dismissed all the time. Early documents of, Flair however also credits him as Fred Demaree or Stewart. His biological parents were Luther and Olive Phillips and their family name have similar complications as of Ric. Flair was adopted, simultaneous to the time his father was completing a residency in Detroit, via Tennessee Children’s Home Society.
Quickly, the family settled in Edina, Minnesota, where the young Flair lived life long. He changed his school to Wayland Academy, a coeducational boarding school in Beaver Dam, Wisconsin. In that period Ric Flair reign as a participant in wrestling, football and track for four years out of 5 he stayed in the school.

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Career Ring

Ric Flair reign in wrestler training as a professional with a Coach Verne Gagne. In wrestling camp of Verne, Flair joined with Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell, The Iron Sheik and Ken Patera outside Minneapolis in 1971 winter. In his wrestling debut, he battled against George “Scrap Iron” Gadaski to a 10minute draw with a ring name Ric Flair. Ric was part of American Wrestling Association (AWA) during 1972 and 1974. The periods in AWA made memorable to him with the matches with Dusty Rhodes, Andre the Giant, Larry Hennig and Wahoo McDaniel.
In 1973, Flair competed for International Wrestling Enterprise (IWE) under a working agreement between the promoter, Verne Gagne of AWA and IWE. Flair left training with Verne Gagne and joined Jim Crockett Jr.’s Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (MACW) in 1974. The same year Flair was in working tours for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW). On the first effort of Challenge for NWA United National Championship, he lost on April 27, 1978.

He won the NWA Heavyweight Championship (10 times), NWA Mid Atlantic Heavyweight Championship (4-times), NWA World Tag Team Championship (Mid-Atlantic Version, 3-times), NWA United States Heavyweight Championship (Mid- Atlantic/ Georgia/WCW Version, 5-times), NWA Mid-Atlantic Television Championship and Ric Flair reign in the period of 1981 to 2008.
In 1981 Rick Flair left Crockett and established himself as the main franchise of emerging competition from Vince McMahon’s World Wrestling Federation (WWF) promotion. He became an attraction of promotion with his amazing wit and entertainment filled interviews. Flair became world champion dishing out his trademark chops and figure-four leglock. He walked towards the wrestling fame with sporting bleached blond hair, elegant jewellery, designer suits, and elaborate custom robes.
Ric in 1991, signed with the World Wrestling Federation and appeared television with the Big Gold Belt, calling himself “The Real World Champion”.

Ric Flair reign continues in 1992 Royal Rumble, he claims the vacant WWF Championship with a win. In the same year, WWF Championship as part of the double main event at WrestleMania VIII, Ric Flair was challenged and beaten by Randy Savage. Ric, short-lived title after regaining with the injury of Savage’s Knee after exploitation by him only to lose to Bret Hart. The month of February in 1992, Flair left WWF as commitment losing Loser Leaves the WWF match to Mr Perfect.

In 1993, he triumphantly returned to WCW as a hero in the same month he left WWF. Flair did not have permission to wrestle at the time in WCW due to “no compete” clause. Flair hosts a talk show in WCW called A Flair for the Gold for short time. In the show, a most frequent guest was Am Anderson with his maid cleaning and bearing gifts.

After reviving Ric Flair reign in WCW he held tenth NWA World Heavyweight Championship for short time. WCW left NWA in 1993. Flair was beaten by “Ravishing Rick” Rude in rebrand WCW International W0rld Heavyweight Championship and lost the title.
1996 was the year Flair played a major role in promoting New World Order (NWO) invasion storyline in the end. Ric Flair reign of wrestling for four years to 1999 has won and losing some events and in one betrayal from his son.

The match was rescheduled and uncensored First Blood barbed wire steel cage Match against Hollywood Hogan. The match was won by Flair under a bias of the referee. Flair with the match win became the President of WCW and he used his power favoured villains over fan favourites. In one moment even awarded his son David WCW the United States Heavyweight Championship vacated by the injury of Scott Steiner with the dominance of Ric Flair reign.

Flair continues to hold world title twice in 2000 the last year of WCW. The WWF purchases WCW in March 2001.

Flair reappears in WWF after eight months on November 2001. Ric claims co-ownership of the WWF and reveals him buying shares in a consortium before purchasing WCW and (Extreme Championship Wrestling) ECW. The ownership feud between Flair and McMahon occurred and settled in Royal Rumble, Street Fight (2002). Co-owner attitudes flourish in separate control of Raw and Smackdown by Ric and McMahon.

The feud continues to rise again in June for a sole owner and a match arrangement for the settlement occurs. Flair lost the match to McMahon with an intervention by Brock Lesnar. The incident shakes a little bit of Ric Flair reign.

Flair appeared as a wrestler on 2008 March and gave a farewell address.The retired wrestling superstars acknowledge his contribution sending message of the end of an era of Ric Flair reign.

In 2009 flair returned through an independent circuit and signed Ring of Honor. Flair continued in 2010 January on Total Nonstop Action Wrestling’s (TNA) Impact. Flair gave part time appearances in the Arena till date.

Flair Legacy

Anybody, well-known to Ric Flair does not get shocks to his ring arousals as rule breaker dirtiest player and strutting involved with shouts of “Woooooooo!” Flair gets the sound the moment he performs a knife-edge chop and his figure-four leg lock finisher in the ring. He is amicable for designs of ornate fur-lined robes in different colour sequins in-ring appearances to the present. Specifically, he is at war the moment he appears in an arena or ring in wrestling with his own rules. The Legacy evolved with time and earned him honours as well as criticism.

Other Involvements

Ric Flair has made numerous appearances in television shows along with Baywatch, Stuff You Should Know. He has voiced a different character in various TV ventures including Uncle Grandpa, History of Wrestling.
Ric Flair published his autobiography, To Be the Man, a portion of the catchphrase of him ‘To Be a Man, you gotta beat a man!”
In a movie, Magic MikeXXL Flair made a feature debut. He is a podcast host titled “WOOOOO! Nation” aired between May-April 2016 and The Ric Flair Show aired the same year.

Personal Life Ring

Ric Flair married for four times and has children Megan, David from first wife, Ashley and Reid from his second wife. Currently, Flair is dating the maid “Fifi” from Flair’s WCW interview segment “ A Flair for the Gold” Wendy Barlow.
His son David is a semi-retired professional wrestler and younger son signed a development contract with WWE in 2007. Flair’s younger son Reid is accomplished high school wrestler. Along with his sisters Ashley and half-sister Megan he made numerous appearances in television.

At the age of 55 Flair became a grandfather with a birth of Morgan Lee Ketzner from his older daughter Megan Fliehr Ketzner.
Ric has been on a couple of misdemeanour cases and few financial case involving legal issues. Some of them resolved some pending.

He let himself few off-screen rivalry. The feuds include with Bret Hart, Shane Douglas, Mick Foley, Hulk Hogan and Bruno Sammartino.
Ric Flair is a person with alcoholic cardiomyopathy. On 2017 August 8 he had a surgery of undisclosed medical issue. Ric Flair is with assets of Net Worth $5 million.

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