For nearly four decades, Ric Flair was always on top, making huge headlines in his professional career as a wrestler. On the other hand, his time in WWE, WCW and NWA and the awards, achievements and accolades aren’t the only thing he has. He has proven so many times that’s he’s the man. There are many reasons that can 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. Others have been patiently waiting for their time to be nominated but then again, here is Flair, inducted in the HOF not just once but twice. 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 – Flair is globally popular but wait until you see him in his home state, North Carolina. Flair was considering to run for a Governor position but dropped out of race because of Jesse Ventura’s suggestion, his friend and also, a former Minnesota Governor and wrestler.
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 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. Flair claimed as well that Hart was popular only in Canada and never was 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. In reality, in those towns, they also have this “Ric Flair Days”.
Reason number 5. Humble – despite the championships, titles, awards, achievements and accolades he have under his name, Ric Flair managed to stay humble outside the ring.