Monday, February 20, 2012

FreebirdSTF's Number 1 All-Time: "Nature Boy" Ric Flair

He's the greatest champion of all-time and my favorite wrestler, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair.  I don't even think I need to really explain this one.  Even if you disagree that he is the greatest, I feel you understand why others think he is.

I loved his match against Vader for the WCW Title where the face (yes face!) Flair overcame the monster to be able to continue his career and win the big gold belt.

Ric Flair vs Vader (Starrcade 93) Part 1 by mrbling

Ric Flair vs Vader (Starrcade 93) Part 2 by mrbling

SAW: A tribute to "Flair Flops"

Then you have this gem, "Just Like That."

Probably my favorite Flair promo of the Monday Night Wars era..."THOUGHT HE DIED!"

His "retirement" match told a phenomenal story as well.

"I'm sorry, I love you."--Shawn Michaels

Much like with Magnum TA, it is important to point out that Flair was THE mainstay of my 6:05 Saturday night wrestling experience. That is also part of why he holds a special place in my wrestling fandom.

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