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. Ric Flair has proved many times over that he is 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 – up to this time, there are numerous wrestling legends who still wait for their spot to be inducted in the WWE Hall of Fame. While others are waiting for years now, Flair managed to be inducted not once but twice in the past years. It is pretty impressive for a man who has done serious work inside the 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. 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 made Flair to decide to stay on political sidelines but still, he is showing supports to other candidates.
Reason number 3. Real life feuds are as legendary as his in-ring matches – several of the epic matches that Ric Flair has had have something to do with the biggest and brightest names in the industry from Harley Race and Ricky Steamboat, Sting to Dusty Rhodes, Flair usually came up victorious in those battles.
In reality, in Ric Flair “To be the Man”, his autobiography, he is criticizing Bret Hart for overexploiting his brother’s death, Owen Hart and also, the controversy that’s surrounding 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. Whether you believe it or not, there are lots of other real life feuds he was involved to 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 in several other towns that he called home for short period of time. Basically, in those towns, they even celebrate “Ric Flair Days” like it was 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.