Ric Flair

Professional Wrestler
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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1949 Birth Born on February 25, 1949.


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


1971 22 Years Old 1 More Event
Under the tutelage of Josh Klemme and Billy Robinson, Flair attended Gagne's first wrestling camp with Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell, Iron Sheik, and Ken Patera at Gagne's barn outside Minneapolis in the winter of 1971.
1972 - 1973 2 More Events
1974 25 Years Old 1 More Event
After Flair left the AWA for Jim Crockett Jr.'s Mid-Atlantic Championship Wrestling (MACW) in 1974, he began working tours for All Japan Pro Wrestling (AJPW).
1975 - 1977 3 More Events
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


1981 - 1984 5 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 World Heavyweight 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


1989 - 1990 3 More Events
On March 21, 1991, Flair defended the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and challenged Tatsumi Fujinami for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in a double title match on the WCW/New Japan Supershow at the Tokyo Dome.
At the Royal Rumble in 1992, Flair won the Rumble match to claim the vacant WWF World Heavyweight 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
Flair took a few months off afterwards 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 and Savage both petitioned WCW management to let Flair come back).
On July 17, 1996, Flair challenged Shinya Hashimoto for the IWGP Heavyweight Championship in a losing effort in NJPW. … Read More
1997 48 Years Old Flair also 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 live episode of Thunder on April 16, 1998 in Tallahassee, Florida.


1999 - 2001 5 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


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 - 2012 5 More Events
Flair appeared on the main roster sporadically throughout 2013, as The Miz's mentor.
2014 - 2015 3 More Events
On the May 23, 2016, episode of Raw, Flair turned face again when Charlotte betrayed him by ordering him to get out of the ring, but not before chastising him for not being there for most of her childhood and being called "Ric Flair's" daughter.
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