Having a 40 years long career in professional wrestling, Ric Flair is regarded as the greatest wrestler of all time by several journalists and many of his peers.
He is an American professional wrestling manager who retired from professional wrestling in 2012. Everyone is familiar with his trademark shout “Woooo!” to provoke the opponents.
The altogether 16-time WWE World Champion has won many titles on WCW, the WWF/WWE, JCP, and TNA wrestling. Several popular wrestling magazines have called him the best on a record number of occasions.
The multiple times wrestling halls of fame inductee has made tons of fans during his career. However, many of them are still unaware of his personal life and several events and milestones in his career that commenced 48 years ago.
You may be one of those fans. So, follow this article, and after you finish it, you will be familiar with most of the facts about him.
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|Full Name||Richard Morgan Fliehr|
|Birth Date||February 25, 1949|
|Birth Place||Memphis, Tennessee, US|
|Father’s Name||Dr, Richard Reid Fliehr|
|Mother’s Name||Kathleen Fliehr|
|Age||73 Years Old|
|Height||6 feet 1 inch (185 cm)|
|Weight||80 kg (176 lbs.)|
|Wife/ Spouse’s Name||Wendy Barlow (m. 2019)|
|Children||2 sons and 2 daughters|
|Net Worth||$3 million|
|Social Media||Twitter, Facebook, Instagram|
|Merch||Funko Pop, T-Shirt, Costume|
|Last Update||May, 2022|
Ric Flair | Early Life, Family, and Education
Flair’s biological parents, Luther and Olive Philips gave birth to him on February 25, 1949, in Memphis, Tennessee. Fred Philips, by birth, was later adopted by Dr. Richard Reid Fliehr and Kathleen Kinsmiller Fliehr.
Richard was an obstetrics and gynecology physician, and Kathleen served at the Star Tribune newspaper. Flair spent his childhood in Edina, Minnesota. After going to Wayland Academy in Wisconsin for four years, he joined the University of Minnesota for a while.
Ric Flair | Wrestling Career
American Wrestling Association
On his debut against George Gadaski in December 1972, the ring name Ric Flair came to life. Verne Gagne trained him there.
In 1973, he began competing for International Wrestling Enterprise in Japan. During the 1980s, Flair defended the NWA World Heavyweight Championship in All Japan Pro Wrestling.
Even after leaving World Championship Wrestling for WWF, his tour of Japan did not end. In September 1992, he retained his WWF World Heavyweight Championship against Generichiro Tenryu.
The Japan tour continued under the WWE banner, too, during 2002 and 2008. On occasions like Raw episode from Japan in 2005, return to AJPW in 2013, Flair made constant appearances in Japan,
World Championship Wrestling
Flair joined National Wrestling Alliance in 1974. Sadly, the blooming name was on the verge of disappearing forever from wrestling after the tragic plane crash in 1975.
Though, having the back broken in three places, he returned after eight months. The “Nature Boy” was the result of his changed wrestling technique after the accident.