“The nature boy” is one of the widely known personalities when you will talk about wrestling. In hs 36 years in wrestling that it is Ric Flair that has experienced being hated and loved. The legacy and legend that Ric Flair left in the wrestling industry is a thing that is still being recognized today. It is Ric Flair that was born in Memphis, Tennessee on February 25, 1949. He started his career as a power brawling wrestler and was nearly 300 pounds. With the charismatic personality that he has as well as his great ring endurance that it is these things that made him known in the wrestling industry. It is also these things that have become his trademark over the span of his career.
It is in the year 1978 that Ric Flair has started to become an elite wrestler and was having a heated rivalry with Buddy Rogers. It was also during this time that he has started to use his new name “The Nature Boy”. It is also here that he has started to be sporting bleached blond hair, expensive suits, elegant jewelry, and astonishing custom robes. It is also here where he to created his trademark move which is the four-legged leg lock.
The World Championship Wrestling is the one started by Ric Flair after Crockett left the NWA. 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. It is with the new organization that he has that has brought in Sting, Barry Windam, Lex Luger, Terry Funk, and the Steiner Brothers. 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 also the time that he joined the main rival which is Vince McMahon’s WWE.
Making his mark was what Ric Flair did the moment that he joined the WWE. It was in the 1992 Royal Rumble that he was able to defeat Randy Savage claiming the title. 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. In the year 1994 that he was also the one that joined Hulk Hogan of the death match. It is Ric Flair that has maintained his popularity until the WWE bought out the WCW in the year 2001. It was then that Ric Flair’s career was then overshadowed by the newer talents that cane in the WWE. Establishing his name as one of the legends was what Ric Flair was able to do with the career that he had in wrestling.