Ric Flair has been making headlines in his professional wresting career which spans for almost four decades. On the other hand, his time in WWE, WCW and NWA and the awards, achievements and accolades aren’t the only thing he has. As a matter of fact, there’s no question why he’s the man. There are many reasons that can back this up.
Reason number 1. A two-time hall of famer – there are so many wrestling legends that are waiting to get their spot in the WWE Hall of Fame nominee. While others are waiting for years now, Flair managed to be inducted not once but twice in the past 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 quite popular worldwide but wait until you get into 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 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 – 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 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 loved by many most especially in his home state as well as other towns to which he refer to as home. In reality, in those towns, they also have this “Ric Flair Days”.
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.