“The nature boy” is one of the widely known personalities when you will talk about wrestling. Being hated and loved is what Ric Flair has experienced in his 36 year wrestling career. But, it is the legend and legacy that he has left in wrestling that has been recognized until today. Born on February 25, 1949, in Memphis, Tennessee is Ric Flair. He started his career as a power brawling wrestler and was nearly 300 pounds. It is him though that has a charismatic personality and has a great ring endurance which made him known to the wrestling world. Over the span of his career that it is these things that became his trademark.
Becoming part of the elite wrestlers is what Ric Flair would become in the year 1978 during his heated rivalry with Buddy Rogers. It was also during this time that he has started to use his new name “The Nature Boy”. Started to be sporting bleached blond hair, expensive suits, elegant jewelry, and astonishing custom robes is what he did during this time. The trademark four-legged leg lock is what Ric Flair has also created during this time.
After Crockett left the NWA that it was Ric Flair that has started the World Championship Wrestling. It is with this one that he used his championship title to create a promotion. Being able to bring in numerous superstars in his organization is what he was then able to do. Different wrestling superstars like Sting, Barry Windam, Lex Luger, Terry Funk, and the Steiner Brothers were brought in by Ric Flair. Right after he had a dispute with WCW president Jim Herd that it is also the reason that he left the organization in the year 1991. It was Vince McMahon’s WWE that Ric Flair joined in which was also considered the main rival that they have during that time.
By the time that Ric Flair has joined the WWE that he immediately made a mark on it. It was in the 1992 Royal Rumble that he defeated Randy Savage. When the year 1993 arrived that it is Ric Flair that returned it the WCW and defeated Vader to get title form him at the Starrcade 1993. A death match was then what he joined in the year 1994 which also involved Hulk Hogan. Maintaining his popularity is what Ric Flair was still able to do even if the WWE bought out WCW in the year 2001. When the new talents came in the WWE that Ric Flair’s career was overshadowed. Regardless of that it is still the nature boy that has established his name in the wrestling world.