Ric Flair

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Real Names - Richard Morgan Fliehr
Birthdate - 2/25/50
6' 225 lbs. - Charlotte, NC

Aliases - none

Athletic background - Wrestling, Football (University of Minnesota)

Teachers - Verne Gagne, Wahoo McDaniel, Billy Robinson (`72 Camp)

Professional background - AWA, Mid-Atlantic, JCP/NWA, WCW(`90-`91), WWF(`91-`93), WCW(`93-`01), WWF(`01-)

Groups - Four Horsemen, Millionares' Club, Magnificent Seven

Peak Years - `77-`89

Career Highlights -
- Defeats Harley Race at the first Starrcade to win his first NWA title
- Exchanges the NWA title with perhaps his gretest rival Ricky Steamboat in three classic battles
- Has an outstanding feud with the returning Terry Funk in two violent brawls
- Becomes the first WCW champion by defeating rival Sting
- Wins the 1992 Royal Rumble to capture the vacant WWF title

Finisher(s) -
- Figure-Four Leglock

Favorites -
- Vertical Suplex
- Kneebreaker
- Back Suplex
- Kneedrop
- Chop

Ringwork Rating -
technique - 10
science - 10
counters - 6
transitions - 5
diversity - 6
power - 8
aerial - 4
strikes - 10

Intangible Rating -
entertainment - 10
selling - 10
bumping - 10
carrying - 10
heat - 10
legacy - 10

Serious Injuries - Broken Back

Place in History - You can't deny the greatness of Ric Flair. The "Nature Boy" has done all that a wrestler can ever hope to do. He had a company built on his shoulders, he created a numerous top stars, he had more World title reigns than any wrestler before him and he has been both a top heel and top face. One could list off the accomplishments and positive attributes for hours, but I'll stop there. He's one of the few stars that has been able to keep up in the rapidly changing WWF-era and largely due to his traditional mentality, natural charisma and undeniable legendary status. Flair became the first WCW star (that wasn't bought out immediately) that the WWF gambled on by buying out his contract. He continues to be an important character on their television and it seems his star will never fade anytime soon.

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