For nearly four decades, Ric Flair was always on top, making huge headlines in his professional career as a wrestler. However, his life resume is not restricted to achievements, awards as well as accolades from his time in the 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 – 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’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 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.
It’s because Ventura has told flair, that his opponent and the press would 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 – 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.
The truth is, in his autobiography, Ric Flair “To be the Man”, he criticized Bret Hart for exploiting the death of Owen Hart, his brother and at the same time, the controversy that is surrounding the Montreal Screwjob. Flair claimed as well that Hart was popular only in Canada and never was 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 – despite the championships, titles, awards, achievements and accolades he have under his name, Ric Flair managed to stay humble outside the ring.