History Wrestling / RicFlair

20th Feb '17 12:42:15 AM BlackTemplar
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** Also the name of his famous PowerStable.
31st Jan '17 1:40:54 PM FordPrefect
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While still identified with {{Wrestling/WWE}}, most of his memorable matches took place in [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]] and {{Wrestling/WCW}}, particularly his rivalries with Dusty and {{Wrestling/Sting}}. Later, when Hogan turned heel and joined the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder, Flair, and his Horsemen saw the light and became good guys--and a chief impediment to the [=nWo=]. Being as the [=nWo=] were relentlessly pushed for five years, this [[{{Jobber}} didn't work out so well]] for him. Nevertheless, Flair remained a headliner until the company shuttered its doors in 2001. Sting agreed to [[LetsDance one last dance]] for the final broadcast.

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While still identified with {{Wrestling/WWE}}, most of his memorable matches took place in [[Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance NWA]] and {{Wrestling/WCW}}, particularly his rivalries with Dusty and {{Wrestling/Sting}}. Later, when Hogan turned heel and joined the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder, Flair, Flair and his Horsemen saw the light and became good guys--and a chief impediment to the [=nWo=]. Being as the [=nWo=] were relentlessly pushed for five years, this [[{{Jobber}} didn't work out so well]] for him. Nevertheless, Flair remained a headliner until the company shuttered its doors in 2001. Sting agreed to [[LetsDance one last dance]] for the final broadcast.
26th Jan '17 9:49:14 PM KYCubbie
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* RuleOfCool: Okay, those chops really do hurt but why bother when you can just punch a guy instead? Because the chop makes a louder noise, WOOO! To that matter, why keep using the figure four leg lock when it has an obvious counter and [[TheWorfBarrage never won you a single of your sixteen titles]]? Because it looks cool, WOOO!

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* RuleOfCool: Okay, those chops really do hurt but why bother when you can just punch a guy instead? Because the chop makes a louder noise, WOOO! To that matter, why keep using the figure four leg lock when it has an obvious counter and [[TheWorfBarrage never only won you a single one of your sixteen titles]]? Because it looks cool, WOOO!
23rd Dec '16 6:28:22 PM SomeoneElse17
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** WCW audiences proved how much this trope works via their sabotaging the Lex Luger vs. Wrestling/BarryWindham main event of ''The Great American Bash 1991''; the crowd chanted "We want Flair!" practically non-stop during the match, in protest of Flair being fired from WCW.
** This wasn't just sabotaging the main event; the crowd sat on its hands in protest for the entire undercard, resulting in just about everyone half-assing their matches, before launching into the deafening "We want Flair!" chants during the main event, which were loud enough to be heard despite WCW cutting the crowd microphones; they were even picked up on the ring and announcer mics. And all this when Flair had been ''the most hated heel in the company'' going into the pay-per-view!

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** WCW audiences proved how much this trope works via their sabotaging the Lex Luger vs. Wrestling/BarryWindham main event of ''The Great American Bash 1991''; the crowd chanted "We want Flair!" practically non-stop during the match, 1991'' in protest of Flair being fired from WCW.
** This wasn't just sabotaging the main event; the
WCW. The crowd sat on its hands in protest for effectively no-selling the entire undercard, resulting in just about everyone half-assing their matches, before launching into the deafening "We want Flair!" chants practically non-stop during the Lex Luger vs. Wrestling/BarryWindham main event, which event; the chants were loud enough to be heard despite WCW cutting the crowd microphones; they were even picked up on the ring and announcer mics. And all this when Flair had been ''the most hated heel in the company'' going into the pay-per-view!



** Following the ''Madness of Ric Flair'' segments, Ric finally turned up in the arena--still wearing his underwear--along with his 'stable': some mental patients and a 'roided up nurse (Asya).

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** Following the ''Madness of Ric Flair'' segments, Ric finally turned up in the arena--still arena still wearing his underwear--along underwear along with his 'stable': some mental patients and a 'roided up nurse (Asya).
23rd Dec '16 6:14:17 PM SomeoneElse17
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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: It [[DependingOnTheWriter Depends On The Booker]], or on whoever Ric is feuding with at the time. From [[http://www.ddtdigest.com/updates/1998083m.htm DDT]]:

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* HeelFaceRevolvingDoor: It [[DependingOnTheWriter Depends On The on the Booker]], or on whoever Ric is feuding with at the time. From [[http://www.ddtdigest.com/updates/1998083m.htm DDT]]:
21st Dec '16 6:29:00 AM system
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19th Dec '16 8:02:19 PM MrFebreze
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** When Flair was beginning his career he was a 300lb brawler with brown hair. Even after he began bleaching his hair, he was noticeably bulkier than his later leaner appearance as US and World champ. Not to worry though, his stupidly-giant capes and collars make up the 100 lb weight difference.

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** When Flair was beginning his career he was a [[http://i.imgur.com/14IN9q6.jpg 300lb brawler brawler]] with brown hair. Even after he began bleaching his hair, he was noticeably bulkier than his later leaner appearance as US and World champ. Not to worry though, his stupidly-giant capes and collars make up the 100 lb weight difference.
4th Dec '16 10:40:54 PM Xtifr
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In the realm of American ProfessionalWrestling, there are superstars, there are legends... and then there's '''Ric Flair'''. With a career spanning four decades, 22 World Heavyweight Title reigns across three companies, legendary matches and feuds with some of the biggest names in the business, and a retirement sendoff that will likely never be duplicated in either scope or emotional impact on the fans, Flair (real name '''Richard Morgan Fliehr''', born 1949) is one of the most famous professional wrestlers who has ever lived, and is arguably one of the three biggest performers in the history of the industry (the other two being Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin).

Trained by Verne Gagne, he started life in 1972 as '''Ramblin' Ricky Rhodes''', a vanilla strongman and (kayfabe) cousin of Wrestling/DustyRhodes. When that didn't catch on, he [[LeanAndMean lost weight]] and became Ric Flair, cousin to [[Wrestling/ArnAnderson Arn & Ole Anderson]] and leader of Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen. With his Liberace robes, infectious voice (think Creator/DustinHoffman on amphetamines), and...how to put this? "[[WildTake Animated]]" promos, Ric's star was on the rise, becoming one of the industry's most demented --[[LaughablyEvil and endearing]]--heel wrestlers.

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In the realm of American ProfessionalWrestling, there are superstars, there are legends... and then there's '''Ric Flair'''. Ric Flair. With a career spanning four decades, 22 World Heavyweight Title reigns across three companies, legendary matches and feuds with some of the biggest names in the business, and a retirement sendoff that will likely never be duplicated in either scope or emotional impact on the fans, Flair (real name '''Richard Richard Morgan Fliehr''', Fliehr, born 1949) is one of the most famous professional wrestlers who has ever lived, and is arguably one of the three biggest performers in the history of the industry (the other two being Wrestling/HulkHogan and Wrestling/StoneColdSteveAustin).

Trained by Verne Gagne, he started life in 1972 as '''Ramblin' Ramblin' Ricky Rhodes''', Rhodes, a vanilla strongman and (kayfabe) cousin of Wrestling/DustyRhodes. When that didn't catch on, he [[LeanAndMean lost weight]] and became Ric Flair, cousin to [[Wrestling/ArnAnderson Arn & Ole Anderson]] and leader of Wrestling/TheFourHorsemen. With his Liberace robes, infectious voice (think Creator/DustinHoffman on amphetamines), and...how to put this? "[[WildTake Animated]]" promos, Ric's star was on the rise, becoming one of the industry's most demented --[[LaughablyEvil and endearing]]--heel wrestlers.
17th Oct '16 11:51:19 AM SolidSonicTH
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* TacticalSuicideBoss: His signature top-rope spot (where he climbs up only to get tossed off). He did it in virtually every match yet you could probably count the times anything except getting thrown off happened on one hand.
7th Oct '16 8:59:19 PM SomeoneElse17
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** Don't you dare take wrestling lightly, as Wrestling/{{Carlito| Colon}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FStT_VIdW0c found out]]. Imitating him without his permission (Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, Wrestling/JayLethal) and being a {{garbage wrestler}} in his eyes (Wrestling/MickFoley) also do the trick.

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** Don't you dare take wrestling lightly, as Wrestling/{{Carlito| Colon}} Wrestling/{{Carlito|Colon}} [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FStT_VIdW0c found out]]. Imitating him without his permission (Wrestling/VinceMcMahon, Wrestling/JayLethal) and being a {{garbage wrestler}} in his eyes (Wrestling/MickFoley) also do the trick.



** The random passing of the Figure Four from Flair... to Wrestling/TheMiz Miz. Made worse after it was rumored that the original plan was for Flair to be managing Wrestling/DolphZiggler.

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** The random passing of the Figure Four from Flair... to Wrestling/TheMiz Miz. Wrestling/TheMiz. Made worse after it was rumored that the original plan plan, which Flair had been lobbying towards for awhile, was for Flair to be managing Wrestling/DolphZiggler.



** Briefly had this with Carlito, until... well, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder it's Carlito.]]

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** Briefly had this with Carlito, until... well, [[ChronicBackstabbingDisorder it's Carlito.]] Carlito]].
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