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Ric Flair

Professional Wrestler
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Born Feb 25, 1949

Richard Morgan Fliehr is an American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Ric Flair. Also known as "The Nature Boy", Flair is considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time with a professional career that spans 40 years.… Read More

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Timeline

Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Ric Flair.

CHILDHOOD

1949 Birth Born on February 25, 1949.

TEENAGE

1966 17 Years Old As a teen, Fliehr took a summer job as a lifeguard at a local pool in Minnesota. He received his first exposure to the wrestling business when he met the Vachon brothers. In both 1966 and 1968, Fliehr won the state private school wrestling championship and was recruited to the University of Minnesota on a football scholarship, where he played alongside Greg Gagne, the son of Verne Gagne. … Read More

TWENTIES

1971 - 1973 3 More Events
1974 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After Flair left the AWA for Jim Crockett Jr.'s Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling in 1974, he began working tours for All Japan Pro Wrestling.
1975 - 1976 2 More Events
1977 28 Years Old Groomed by Jim Crockett Jr. as his future top star, Flair won the NWA United States Heavyweight Championship when he defeated Bobo Brazil on July 29, 1977; and during the next three years, he held five reigns as U.S. Champion while feuding with Ricky Steamboat, Roddy Piper, Mr. Wrestling II, Jimmy Snuka, and Greg Valentine (with whom he also formed a championship tag team).
1978 29 Years Old 1 More Event
On April 27, 1978, Flair challenged for the NWA United National Championship in a losing effort. … Read More

THIRTIES

1981 - 1984 6 More Events
1985 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On October 21, 1985, Flair wrestled Rick Martel in a double title match where he defended the NWA Championship and challenged for the AWA World Heavyweight Championship, but the match ended in a double countout. … Read More
1986 37 Years Old By 1986, wrestling promoter Jim Crockett had consolidated the various NWA member promotions he owned into a single entity, running under the banner of the National Wrestling Alliance. … Read More
In 1987, Flair and Barry Windham had a series of matches for the NWA World Championship. … Read More
In early 1988, rising star Sting had challenged Flair to a match at the first ever Clash of the Champions. … Read More

FORTIES

1989 - 1990 3 More Events
Flair was the first WCW World Champion, having been awarded the title following WCW's secession from the NWA in 1991. … Read More
At the Royal Rumble in 1992, he won the Rumble match to claim the vacant WWF Championship. … Read More
Flair appeared in the Royal Rumble in 1993, then lost a Loser Leaves the WWF match to Mr. Perfect on the next night's (January 25) Monday Night Raw in a match taped six days earlier.
In the spring of 1994, Flair turned tweener and started another feud with longtime rival Ricky Steamboat and challenged Steamboat to a match at Spring Stampede which ended in a no contest from a double pin, causing the title to be held up. … Read More
1995 46 Years Old 1 More Event
Flair lost a retirement match to Hogan at Halloween Havoc and took a few months off before returning as a wrestler and part-time manager for Vader in 1995 (explained on-air by having Flair nag Hogan for months until Hogan agreed to let Flair come back).
On July 17, 1996, Flair challenged Shinya Hashimoto for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in a losing effort in New Japan Pro Wrestling. … Read More
1997 48 Years Old Flair feuded with Roddy Piper, Syxx, and his old nemesis, Curt Hennig, in 1997 after Hennig was offered a spot in the Four Horsemen only to turn on Flair and the Horsemen at Fall Brawl in 1997. … Read More
In April 1998, Flair disappeared from WCW television, due to a lawsuit filed by Eric Bischoff for no-showing a Thunder TV taping.

FIFTIES

1999 - 2001 4 More Events
Flair's feud with Vince McMahon led them to a match at the Royal Rumble in January 2002 in a Street Fight, where Flair defeated McMahon.
2003 - 2005 7 More Events
Flair and Beth divorced in 2006 after nearly 23 years of marriage.
2007 58 Years Old On the June 11 episode of Raw, Flair was drafted from Raw to SmackDown! as part of the 2007 WWE Draft. … Read More
On March 29, 2008, Flair was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a part of the Class of 2008 by Triple H. The day after, Flair wrestled at WrestleMania XXIV in Orlando, Florida, losing to Shawn Michaels. … Read More

LATE ADULTHOOD

Flair signed with Ring of Honor (ROH) 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. … Read More
2010 - 2011 2 More Events
On March 31, 2012, Flair became the first person to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice, the second time as part of the Four Horsemen.
2013 64 Years Old On January 14, 2013, Flair returned on the Raw 20th anniversary special, as a guest on The Miz's Miz TV. … Read More
He made an appearance on Old School Raw on January 6, 2014, where he was confronted by former Evolution teammate Randy Orton. … Read More
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