Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Happy 66th Birthday "Nature Boy" Ric Flair!

SAW favorite, "Nature Boy" Ric Flair turns 66 today.  Back in 2012 I did this piece on him as I was profiling my favorite wrestlers ever.  He came in at number 1 ahead of Jake "The Snake" Roberts and Magnum TA.

Unfortunately, the retirement match against Shawn Michaels is no longer in that post and my favorite Ric Flair promo is also gone. It was difficult to find in the first place because I believe it was from WCW Saturday Night just before the PPV. This was the one where Arn Anderson claimed he had rented a hospital room "just in case" and Ric Flair used the classic, "THOUGHT HE HAD DIED!" when talking about fans reactions to some of his matches, but "He was back next week carving out another chapter in history."

Ric is an honest to goodness living legend and still my favorite of all-time.  Happy 66th to Ric Flair!

The man himself said it best, "Diamonds are forever and so is Ric Flair."

You should be following WCW Worldwide by the way.