95 Facts About Ric Flair

1. Ric Flair was a no-brainer instant Hall of Famer the second he retired.

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2. Ric Flair is notorious for his extreme partying and womanizing ways.

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3. Ric Flair was nervous about his first ever cage match and having to blade.

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4. Ric Flair would lose the title pretty quickly to Bret Hart at another untelevised event.

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5. Ric Flair has given into the accepted notion that he's a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion, but he actually believes himself to have won 21.

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6. Ric Flair sells these robes and much more on his website.

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7. Ric Flair took the Big Gold Belt with him to the WWE in late 1991 for a quick run before ending up back in WCW.

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8. Ric Flair had just joined the company as 'the real World's Champion', and won the 1992 Royal Rumble to capture the WWE title and prove his ability.

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9. Ric Flair had two children with his first wife, Leslie, and two children with his second wife, Elizabeth.

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10. Ric Flair has the rare honor of having been inducted twice into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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11. Ric Flair was lucky that he only broke his back in three places.

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12. Ric Flair admitted in his book that he was illegally removed from his biological mother as a "Black Market Baby.

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13. Ric Flair always had a reputation throughout his wrestling career as being a guy who loves a good party, so for the WWE Hall of Famer, Super Bowl Sunday is a chance to do just that.

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14. Ric Flair brings him back into the ring for a suplex and tries the Figure Four, so Funk goes at his eyes to break it.

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15. Ric Flair might be the most special all-around talent in the history of North American wrestling.

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16. Ric Flair tries begging off to fake out for a Back Suplex, but he nearly gets pinned with a Schoolboy for his troubles.

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17. Ric Flair drags him up to the apron to try and suplex him into the ring, but Steamboat counters into an O'Connor Roll for a flash nearfall.

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18. Ric Flair tries shooting Steamboat off again, but he's able to telegraph Steamboat's high cross and moves, causing the champ to sail over the top rope again.

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19. Ric Flair tries just chucking Steamboat to the floor in lieu of actually fighting, but Steamboat jumps right back in and goes wild on Flair with 10 Punches.

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20. Ric Flair tries a cornered slap, but Steamboat fires in kind and puts Flair on his ass.

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21. Ric Flair tries to up the pace, but doing that with Steamboat is a bad idea, especially considering the situation Flair finds himself in as a result.

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22. Ric Flair heads up top, but Steamboat intercepts him and chucks him down to the mat.

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23. Ric Flair tries a backdrop, but Steamboat counters into a neckbreaker.

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24. Ric Flair actually heads up top and finds success with a Crossbody, but Steamboat barely kicks out.

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25. Ric Flair now works himself into the Figure Four, and Steamboat has trouble keeping his shoulders up as he struggles.

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26. Ric Flair tries the Dirty Pin, but Steamboat keeps his shoulders up.

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27. Ric Flair tries kicking Steamboat off of another Figure Four attempt, but Steamboat locks in a Boston Crab instead and continues the punishment.

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28. Ric Flair is able to scoot himself to the ropes, forcing Tommy Young to break the hold.

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29. Ric Flair uses his capitalization on the momentum to finally build up some offense, hitting a Butterfly Suplex.

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30. Ric Flair stays diplomatic though and tries to wrestle with him, but Steamboat downs him there too.

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31. Ric Flair goes for another cover and this time puts his feet on the rope, but Steamboat still powers out.

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32. Ric Flair brings him back into the ring for a suplex, but Steamboat kicks out.

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33. Ric Flair uses the ropes behind Tommy Young's back to put the pressure, but Steamboat is relentless in his defense and tries to rally the crowd behind him.

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34. Ric Flair is finally able to keep Steamboat down for more than a couple seconds as he rolls The Dragon into the ring and works him over.

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35. Ric Flair drags Steamboat down to the floor with him, and just cheapshots him with punches and guardrail-assisted attacks.

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36. Ric Flair tries chopping at Steamboat some more, but a Dragon receipt puts him on his ass.

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37. Ric Flair would go on to wrestle regularly until his initial retirement in 2008.

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38. Ric Flair appeared to be trying to get along in this den of wolves and multiple wolf packs, but as hard as he tried nobody liked him, except his old cronies like Kevin Sullivan, Arn Anderson, JJ Dillion and Mongo McMichael.

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39. In turn, Ric Flair responded that Douglas was always the guy that would blame his shortcomings on others.

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40. Ric Flair criticized Flair on what he perceived as insults to fellow wrestlers Mick Foley and Randy Savage, both personal friends of Hart.

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41. Ric Flair said of Huckabee, "[Huckabee] is a quality person, self-made, a great family man and he has a great vision for our country.

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42. In September 2007, Ric Flair opened a financial business called Ric Flair Finance.

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43. In 2016, Ric Flair said continuing to wrestle in TNA was the "number one" regret of his career.

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44. Ric Flair received the key to the city of Greensboro, North Carolina on December 5, 2008, to commemorate Flair's victory in a steel cage match against Harley Race at the inaugural Starrcade event.

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45. Ric Flair described himself as a "limousine-ridin', jet-flyin', kiss stealin', wheelin' dealin', son-of-a-gun".

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46. Ric Flair occasionally appeared on NXT in 2013 and 2014, accompanying his daughter Charlotte to the ring.

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47. Ric Flair appeared on the main roster sporadically throughout 2013, as The Miz's mentor.

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48. Ric Flair made his first post retirement appearance on the June 16, 2008 episode of Raw to confront Chris Jericho about his actions during a rivalry with Shawn Michaels.

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49. In spite of his son's betrayal, Ric Flair signed a rematch at Uncensored which was billed as a First Blood barbed wire steel cage Match against Hogan where Flair's presidency and Hogan's WCW World Heavyweight Championship were on the line.

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50. Ric Flair finally let Jarrett join the group in February 1997, but the others did not want him, and in July 1997 was ultimately kicked out of the group by Flair himself, who had enough of the instability Jarrett's presence caused the Horsemen.

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51. Ric Flair appeared in the Royal Rumble in January 1993, then lost a Loser Leaves the WWF match to Mr Perfect on the next night's Monday Night Raw in a match taped six days earlier.

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52. Ric Flair disagreed with the proposals and two weeks before The Great American Bash, Herd fired him and vacated the WCW World Heavyweight Championship.

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53. Ric Flair had resigned as head booker in February 1990 and Herd wanted to reduce Flair's role in the promotion even further, despite the fact that Flair was still a top draw.

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54. Ric Flair refused to recite their requested language, but agreed to make a more diplomatic statement, praising this "beautiful and peaceful country" and saying, "His Excellency, Kim Il-sung, will always be with us.

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55. Ric Flair was actually a medical student at Minnesota University, but dropped out of college to train for the mat.

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56. Ric Flair has had success as a solo wrestler and as part of a group.

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57. Ric Flair has celebrated the total number of 69 birthdays till date.

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58. In 2013, Barlow and Ric Flair made an appearance on Celebrity Wife Swap.

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59. Ric Flair is incredibly popular in his home state of North Carolina.

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60. Ric Flair was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a singles wrestler and again as a member of the Four Horseman.

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61. Ric Flair was born as Richard Morgan Fliehr on February 25, 1949 in Memphis, Tennessee.

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62. Ric Flair has enough net worth to purchase 17,921.1 Ikea Stockholm Footstool.

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63. Ric Flair began training in professional wrestling as well as some greats including Iron Sheik in 1971.

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64. Ric Flair welcomed his first son, David, with his first wife, Leslie Goodman.

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65. Ric Flair is young at heart and we have to respect that.

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66. Ric Flair beat Harley Race for the NWA world title after a months long feud, cementing Flair's status as the best in the world and helped propel.

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67. Ric Flair said, 'to be the man, you've got to beat the man.

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68. Ric Flair excelled at the Survivor Series, but her heel turn against Rousey was almost a carbon copy of the formula Lynch has used to catapult her recent surge in popularity.

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69. Ric Flair is one of the greatest wrestlers in history.

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70. Ric Flair claimed in his autobiography that—despite Hart's popularity in Canada—he was not a formidable money-making draw in the United States, a claim which Hart dismissed as "plain ridiculous" in a column written for the Calgary Sun.

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71. In 2000, Ric Flair explored the possibility of running for governor of North Carolina, but he never filed the papers.

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72. Ric Flair has long supported Republican political candidates in North Carolina politics.

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73. In 2004, Ric Flair became a grandfather at the age of 55, when his older daughter, Megan Fliehr Ketzner, gave birth to her first child, a daughter named Morgan Lee Ketzner on May 9.

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74. Ric Flair married his fifth wife, Wendy Barlow, on September 12, 2018, at a resort in Florida.

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75. On May 27, 2006, Ric Flair married his third wife Tiffany VanDemark, a fitness competitor.

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76. Ric Flair married his first wife, Leslie Goodman, on August 28, 1971.

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77. Ric Flair released his autobiography, To Be the Man, on July 6, 2004.

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78. In 2014, Ric Flair voiced himself in the animated series, Uncle Grandpa, in the episode, "History of Wrestling".

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79. In 2013, Ric Flair made an appearance in, Stuff You Should Know, in the episode, "Bacteriopolis", as Dr Roland Grayson.

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80. In 2002, Ric Flair was named the greatest professional wrestler of all time in the book The Top 100 Wrestlers of All Time by John Molinaro, edited by Dave Meltzer and Jeff Marek.

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81. On July 17, 2010, Ric Flair made a special appearance at Scotland Motors in Laurinburg, North Carolina and received the key to that city, as well.

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82. Ric Flair continued to make appearances for TNA until April 2012.

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83. Ric Flair lost to Hogan on the two remaining matches on the tour.

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84. Ric Flair signed with Ring of Honor and appeared at the Stylin' And Profilin' event in March 2009, clearing the ring after an ROH World Championship match ended with a run-in.

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85. Ric Flair defeated Foley at Vengeance in a two out of three falls match, then at SummerSlam in an "I Quit" match.

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86. Ric Flair took some time off in mid-2006 to rest and marry for the third time and he returned in June to work a program with his real-life rival Mick Foley that played off their legitimate past animosity.

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87. Ric Flair lost the final match of Nitro to Sting, recreating the second match of Nitro in 1995.

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88. Ric Flair won his last world titles in his career by winning the WCW World Heavyweight Championship twice during 2000, the company's last full year of operation.

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89. Ric Flair teamed with Razor Ramon to take on Savage and Perfect at the Survivor Series in November 1992.

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90. Ric Flair signed with the World Wrestling Federation in September 1991 and began appearing on television with the Big Gold Belt, calling himself "The Real World Champion".

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91. In early 1988, Sting and Ric Flair fought to a 45-minute time-limit draw at the first ever Clash of the Champions.

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92. Ric Flair lost the title to Race and won it back in the span of three days in New Zealand and Singapore in March 1984.

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93. In February 2008, Ric Flair wrestled Mr Kennedy in the Ariake Coliseum and William Regal in the Budokan Hall, both under the stipulation that he would retire if he lost.

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94. On October 21, 1985, Ric Flair wrestled Rick Martel in a double title match where he defended the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and challenged for the AWA World Heavyweight Championship, but the match ended in a double countout.

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95. Ric Flair is officially recognized by WWE as a 16-time world champion, although the number of his world championship reigns varies by source, ranging from 16 to 25.

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