From his days in the Four Horsemen to his run with Evolution, Ric Flair has always been synonymous with professional wrestling. With bleach blonde hair, and thousand dollar suits his charisma exceeded everyone else in the game. When thinking of what Ric Flair means to me. He means passion, love and respect for the pro wrestling and the people who are involved or want to be involved. He makes want to be in the professional wrestling business even more. With his trademark “Woooooo,” and famous strut he captured my attention for 20 years as a wrestling fan. He was hated, he is loved and he will always live by the phrase to “To be the Man, You have to beat the man.” Watching his confidence has given me more confidence to be successful. He is a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion, a feat that no other man has accomplished. He was simple but flashy at the same time. His thousand dollar robes brought out it has charismatic and cocky ways. That’s how I am, simply but flashy and exceeds confidence. The Nature Boy could do an interview like no other. He could build himself up really good, and make his opponent look even better. He has legendary feuds with some of the best of all time including Hulk Hogan, Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes, Ricky Steamboat and many more. He bled, paid the price and sacrificed to be the best. But like all great things they have to come an end.
On March 29 2008 he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame being the first active wrestler to do so. Everything about Ric Flair is real. His emotions, and his heart for pro wrestling are true in a business that people criticize for being fake. On March 30 2008 he wrestled one final time against his friend and another favorite of mind Shawn Michaels. He walked down the aisle for the last time but still remained the guy who coined the phrase “I’m a limousine-ridin’, jet-flyin’, kiss-stealin’, wheelin-dealin’, son of a gun, who has kissed the girls… WORLDWIDE… and made ’em cry.” When Shawn Michaels pinned Flair 1.…2.….3, tears came down unknowingly because I knew a legendary era was over. He was and is the best ever. He will go down as the greatest of all time, there never be another like Ric Flair. As he would say so many times in his interviews “Learn to love it, learn to live with it. Diamonds are forever, and so is Ric Flair!”