Ric Flair’s birthday was last Thursday, February 25th, so to celebrate, I wrote the script for this UPROXX compilation video featuring the Nature Boy being far from coy about his talents. From his bedazzled robes to his custom-made suits, the stylin’ and profilin’ Flair had a flare for the dramatic and the comedic. I haven’t been keeping up with the world of professional wrestling like I did in my youth, but I think even the most diehard fans would have to agree that there hasn’t been anyone that comes close to holding a candle to Ric Flair when it comes to promos, speeches, and interviews.
Now, you might be wondering why the video is only 1 minute, 23 seconds. You might be scoffing and screaming about how I left out a LOT of moments. To be honest, you could make a never-ending Fast and Furious franchise out of Flair’s funniest moments. The dude should have his own 24/7 TV network. He basically WAS the NWA and WCW for years.
Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh knew the power of Slick Ric, so Captain Comeback used Flair as a recruiting tool.
The San Francisco 49ers imported Flair as inspiration.
Despite not having wrestled in four years and not being a serious contender for a belt in two decades, Ric’s legacy is as strong as ever. Colts safety Sergio Brown delivered Flair’s signature lines at postseason locker room celebrations in January 2014…
Even little girls are getting in on the Ric act….
The man who refers to himself as “Space Mountain” has also inspired multiple rappers to pen songs in Ric’s honor.
Broadcasting legend Jim Ross compared the heat between UFC combatants Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz to the war of words between Flair and Rowdy Roddy Piper.
NASCAR truck series driver John Hunter Nemechek has custom-designed Ric Flair racing helmet.
When he’s not asking Mark Zuckerberg for debt relief, Kanye West is seeking a collabo with Flair and other wrestling legends.
Right now, Flair’s focus is on developing the wrestling legacy of his daughter Charlotte. She’s got a long way to go to meet the level of madness and bravado that father Ric has established. I mean, Flair made the Undertaker cry for Paul Bearer’s sake.