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. 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 some are having a tough time, Flair has been inducted not just once, but twice in the past several 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 – 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.
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 – 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 his autobiography, Ric Flair “To be the Man”, Flair has criticized Bret Hart for overexploiting the death of his brother, Owen Hart as well as the controversy that surrounds the Montreal Screwjob. Flair has claimed too that Hart was just popular in Canada and he was never a big shot 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 fact, in those towns, they are celebrating “Ric Flair Days” as if it’s a national holiday.
Reason number 5. Humble – despite of all the championships, titles, awards, achievements and accolades under his name, Ric Flair has managed to stay humble outside the ring.