[129][130] During Flair's time away from TNA, Fortune turned on Immortal. In December 2005, a magistrate issued arrest warrants for Flair after a road rage incident that took place in Charlotte, NC in which Flair allegedly got out of his car, grabbed a motorist by the neck, and kicked the door of the motorist's sport utility vehicle.

On October 19, 1998, it was declared "Ric Flair Day" in Minneapolis, Minnesota by Mayor Sharon Belton. This match was voted the 2008 PWI Match of the Year. Batista teamed with Flair to win the World Tag Team Championship from the Dudley Boyz (Bubba Ray Dudley and D-Von Dudley) in a tag team turmoil match and Triple H regained the World Heavyweight Championship from Goldberg (in a triple threat match that also involved Kane), with the help of the other members of Evolution.

[39] Randy Savage then challenged Flair for the WWF Championship as part of the double main event at WrestleMania VIII.

Take your favorite fandoms with you and never miss a beat. Flair teamed with Razor Ramon to take on Savage and Perfect at the Survivor Series 1992. Weight At WrestleMania XX, Evolution defeated the Rock 'n' Sock Connection (The Rock and Mick Foley) in a 3-on-2 handicap match.

After being unmasked as the Black Scorpion at Starrcade in 1990, Flair regained the title from Sting on January 11, 1991, in front of a near empty house due to the blizzard conditions in the New York City area.

Flair and Batista lost the World Tag Team Championship on February 16 edition of Raw to Booker T and Rob Van Dam.

A few weeks later, the Andersons interrupted Houston's match against Tully Blanchard and the three villains combined to rough up the youngster. Flair continued his feud with Triple H until Survivor Series, when Triple H defeated him in a Last Man Standing match to end the feud.

[183] Atlanta-based trap artist Offset paid tribute to Flair in his hit song "Ric Flair Drip". Al Perez would’ve probably gotten a similar mixed or dead reaction. Flair would later lose the contest before moving onto a rivalry with Stone Cold Steve Austin. They lived together for a while in South Minneapolis . During his time in the American Wrestling Association, Flair had matches with Dusty Rhodes, André the Giant, Larry Hennig, and Wahoo McDaniel. In 2014, Flair voiced himself in the animated series, Uncle Grandpa, in the episode, "History of Wrestling".

as part of the 2007 WWE Draft.

The guys who have been under the mask included Ole Anderson, Al Perez, The Angel of Death, Flair mentioned that it was either going to be him or Barry Windham. [126][127][128] On January 29, Flair wrestled his only match of the tour, defeating Douglas Williams in London, tearing his rotator cuff in the process.

After Austin abruptly left the WWE in June while in a program with Flair, a match was hotshotted between Flair and McMahon for sole ownership of WWE, which Flair lost after interference from Brock Lesnar on the June 10 edition of Raw.

On March 31, 2012, Flair became the first person to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame twice, the second time as part of the Four Horsemen. McMahon then scolded Flair, telling him that his actions were unprofessional and that it could not happen again. On the February 7, 2005, episode of Raw, broadcast from the Saitama Super Arena in Japan, Flair lost to Shawn Michaels in a singles match. 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 41 years and is noted for his lengthy and highly decorated tenures with the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and the World Wrestling Federation (now known as WWE).

This incident was ridiculed on WWE programming, most notably by the wrestler Edge. Flair would challenge for the title at Halloween Havoc and World War 3, losing both times. [32], In early 1988, Sting and Flair fought to a 45-minute time-limit draw at the first ever Clash of the Champions.

Perfect on the January 18, 1993 edition of Monday Night Raw, Flair appeared in the Royal Rumble in 1993 (although the match with Perfect had been taped six days prior, it did not air until the following night) and then fulfilled his remaining house show commitments, making his last appearance on February 10, 1993, before returning to WCW. [16] After high school, Fliehr briefly attended the University of Minnesota. Hart cited his headlining performances on consistently sold-out tours throughout his WWF career, while alleging that Flair wrestled to near-empty arenas. My vote. Jericho was attacking Hall of Fame members and Flair demanded he respect them, before punching Jericho. [39] Flair appeared in the Royal Rumble in January 1993, then lost a Loser Leaves the WWF match to Mr. In World Championship Wrestling (WCW), he also had two stints as a booker in 1989–1990 and 1994. On his last appearance in WWE, on the June 1 episode of Raw, Flair challenged Randy Orton in a parking lot brawl match, after an interference from the rest of The Legacy, the fight ended with Flair was trapped inside a steel cage and was punted by Orton.

[68][69], At the height of Evolution's power, the group controlled all of the male-based championships of Raw after Armageddon. On January 25, 2011, it was reported that Flair had pulled out of TNA's Maximum Wooo!

During Flair's time away from TNA, Fortune turned on Immortal, becoming a face group. While Hogan and Sting never squared off one-on-one during their times in competing factions, they were often fighting whenever the two groups were in the ring together.

Together the factions wrestled Hogan and Savage in a triple steel cage, End of Hulkamania match; losing to the reunited Mega Powers. [132][133] On March 10 episode of Impact!, Flair defeated Styles and Hardy in a three–way street fight, contested as more of a two–on–one handicap match.

Fliehr was born on February 25, 1949, in Memphis, Tennessee. From the late 1970s, Flair wore ornate fur-lined robes of many colors with sequins during in-ring appearances, and since the early 1980s, his approach to the ring was usually heralded by the playing of the "Dawn" section of Richard Strauss' "Also sprach Zarathustra" (famous for being used in the motion picture 2001: A Space Odyssey). [21], On January 2, 2013, All Japan announced that Flair would make his return to AJPW for the first time in five years on January 26, 2013, teaming with Keiji Mutoh to take on Tatsumi Fujinami and Seiya Sanada. Flair is officially recognized by WWE, TNA and PWI as a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion (seven-time NWA Champion, seven-time WCW Champion and two-time WWF Champion) although his actual tally of World Championship reigns varies by source Flair considers himself a 21-time world champion. They defeated Rated-RKO and Kenny Dykstra.

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