Dwi, April 8, 2018
Ric Flair is a retired professional wrestler under the Legends program of WWE, and is an American professional wrestling manager, with a real name of Richard Morgan Flierh. He is regarded as the “greatest professional wrestler of all time and the best American performer of the 1980s”. For 40 years, Flair made his career in the wrestling world under several wrestling associations. Flair used the moniker “The Nature Boy” after changing his wrestling moves to a more so-called nature like tactics ever since he encountered a plane crash and survived.
Flair is known as a major attraction in pay-per-view all throughout his career, and he won a major title, and would headline in many major wrestling events. Under a famous wrestling newspaper, Flair was named Wrestler of the Year for eight times. The wrestling world has several organizations of which Flair is a member, and is an official 16-time world champion.
Flair earned the title of playing the dirtiest game in wrestling because of his rule breaking in-ring antics that made him popular in the crowd. His strutting and shouting of “wooooo!” would further increase his popular signature move of a knife-edge chop, of which the crowd would relate to Flair whenever another wrestler would perform the same move.
Flair became famous also in wearing ornate and fur-lined robes with several colors with sequins as he would make his in-ring appearances. There are many descriptions that Flair would like to cite himself, which other wrestlers would not dare to follow.
Flair’s popularity made several cities declare a day in honor of the wrestler as “Ric Flair Day” plus giving him a key to some cities, from Minneapolis to Norfolk, Columbia, Greensboro, Charleston, and Myrtle Beach.
Nowadays, when the music industry has produced rappers, you would hear from their lyrics proving that they like to be Ric Flair, and this is a sign that the legend lives on even after forty years.Flair may not seem a likely source of inspiration on the surface level among hip-hop artists, but when their works are examined closely, you will see a similarity of living life and enjoying popularity. A decade after his last match and at 69 years old, Ric Flair is viewed still as culturally relevant to this present time, as proven from the fact that he is a highly sought after guest star for some music videos.
Most wrestling fans would remember Flair, on top of the many titles and awards and costume, for his hair that was bleached in blonde and golden, his figure that is handsomely looking to watch, and his wrestling style that is slick. Flair was able to make a trademark and be successful in his game among others in his profession.