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Top 3 matches of Ric Flair in WWE history

  • A list of Ric Flair's greatest bouts.
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Modified 20 Dec 2019, 21:41 IST

Ric Flair
Ric Flair

Richard Morgan Fliehr, better known by his fans as Ric Flair was one of the iconic superstars in WWE. With a career that spanned nearly 40 years, Flair has 16 world championship belts to his name.

Among his unique achievements, Flair is one of the few WWE Superstars to have completed The Triple Crown. The Triple Crown consists of the Intercontinental Championship, WWF Championship, and World Tag Team Championship.

Born in Memphis, Tennessee, Flair competed in Japan as well. Flair’s career almost ended when he was a victim of a violent plane crash in North Carolina. The doctors said he could never wrestle again but he would resume his career eight months later.

However, his revival led to a change in his technique. Flair, who was previously known to be a power brawling style wrestler, adopted the “Nature Boy” style for which he was known throughout his career.

Here we take a look at the 3 best matches of Ric Flair.

#3 Championship Match: Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk

Ric Flair vs Terry Funk
Ric Flair vs Terry Funk

This 1989 encounter was the blow-off for the feud between Funk and Flair. Terry Funk was not the typical opponent against “The Man”. Funk was violent, sadistic, and was a raw fighter. As a result, Flair was on the receiving end of a brutal battle in the 1989 Clash Of Champions match. Of course, a normal match won’t live up to the hype, so it was booked to be an “I Quit” match.

Although the match lasted less than 20 minutes, it was an action-packed match which was rare at that time. Versatile objects like tables, chairs, and microphones were used as weapons.

Terry Funk brought out an uncommon side in Ric Flair’s game, as he showed a level of persistence no one had shown before. Flair came out as the champion due to his versatility in the ring. 

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Published 22 Feb 2019, 20:01 IST
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