In the wrestling world, the household name of Ric Flair is known by fans world over in the history of professional wrestling, who also one has to beat in order for one to be called the man, and also is named as the Nature Boy. But even with this popularity, it is ironic how Ric Flair is both hated and loved as a wrestler in all of his 36 years of his career in wrestling, thus leaving a big impact in the professional wrestling nowadays which is attributed to his being a legend and of his legacy.
Ric Flair is from Memphis, Tennessee, and moved around the country until becoming a full time professional wrestler. Flair took odd jobs like being a lifeguard, until being recruited in a university because of his wrestling ability, and has been in the wrestling world ever since. Fans mostly remembered him for his bleached blond hair, handsome looking body built and his suave wrestling style that later drew the attention of the crowd because of his endurance in the ring, and his charismatic personality which became 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. But with his guts and will, Flair conducted rigorous physical therapies and was able to return again to the ring after half a year after the accident. As a result of the injuries obtained from the plane crash, Flair changed his wrestling technique to the slick style that earned him to be called 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. Ric had clearly established his name in the wrestling world, even being surrounded with personal feuds and controversies among his fellow wrestlers. 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.