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The Four Horsemen formed in November 1985 with Flair and his storyline cousins Ole Anderson and Arn Anderson, and Tully Blanchard, with James J. Dillon as their manager. They feuded with Wrestling/DustyRhodes (breaking his ankle and hand), Magnum TA, Wrestling/BarryWindham, Wrestling/TheRockNRollExpress (breaking Ricky Morton's nose), Wrestling/NikitaKoloff (injuring his neck), and Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors. Animal, Hawk, Ronnie Garvin and many others fought Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship during that time period. They usually had most of the titles in the NWA, and they often bragged about their success (in the ring and with women) in their interviews.

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The Four Horsemen formed in November 1985 with Flair and his storyline cousins Ole Anderson and Arn Anderson, and Tully Blanchard, with James J. Dillon as their manager. They feuded with Wrestling/DustyRhodes (breaking his ankle and hand), Magnum TA, Wrestling/{{MagnumTA}}, Wrestling/BarryWindham, Wrestling/TheRockNRollExpress (breaking Ricky Morton's nose), Wrestling/NikitaKoloff (injuring his neck), and Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors. Animal, Hawk, Ronnie Garvin and many others fought Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship during that time period. They usually had most of the titles in the NWA, and they often bragged about their success (in the ring and with women) in their interviews.


* {{Unperson}}: Done a lot by WWE after they acquired WCW's library and started making documentary [=DVDs=] about WCW's past. Not only is Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's time with the group glossed over, if not omitted, but so is Ole Anderson, due to Anderson not being very well liked by just about anyone(and, truth be told, the feeling was mutual). In fact, Anderson was not invited when the group was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The WWE recognized the Flair/Arn/Blanchard/Windham version along with manager Dillon as the version inducted into the Hall of Fame and all five were on hand to accept.

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* {{Unperson}}: Done a lot by WWE after they acquired WCW's library and started making documentary [=DVDs=] about WCW's past. Not only is Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's time with the group glossed over, if not omitted, but so is Ole Anderson, due to Anderson not being very well liked by just about anyone(and, anyone (and, truth be told, the feeling was mutual). In fact, Anderson was not invited when the group was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The WWE recognized the Flair/Arn/Blanchard/Windham version along with manager Dillon as the version inducted into the Hall of Fame and all five were on hand to accept.


* DistaffCounterpart: Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} had the "Four Horsewomen" featuring Ric's daughter Wrestling/{{Charlotte}}, Wrestling/SashaBanks, Wrestling/BeckyLynch, and Wrestling/{{Bayley}}.

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* DistaffCounterpart: Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} had the "Four Horsewomen" featuring Ric's daughter Wrestling/{{Charlotte}}, Wrestling/SashaBanks, Wrestling/BeckyLynch, and Wrestling/{{Bayley}}. A downplayed example as the four of them have never actually been a PowerStable- they were given the name as they were the four best women in NXT at one time, credited with revolutionising women's wrestling within the WWE and they spend more time feuding with each other than teaming up. Still, the connection between them remains firmly lodged in the minds of fans, and they still recognise the connection between themselves, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KfTemI8_Sb4 even exchanging the "Four Horsewomen" hand sign]] of four raised fingers.
** Another group of "Four Horsewomen" taking their name from the original stable formed in [[UsefulNotes/MixedMartialArts MMA]] around 2014, consisting of Creator/RondaRousey, Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir. All four women were subsequently contracted by WWE, and it seems that an epic confrontation with NXT's Four Horsewomen is an inevitability.



* InformedAbility: The War Games match was supposed to be the Horsemen's "specialty match". Career Record: 1-15

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* InformedAbility: The War Games match was supposed to be the Horsemen's "specialty match". Career Record: 1-151-15. Then again, this is par for the course for "specialty matches" in wrestling.

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** The DangerousAlliance was conceived and assembled deliberately as a new version of the Horsemen.
*** '''The Centerpiece:''' Rick Rude
*** '''The Heir Apparent:''' Wrestling/SteveAustin
*** '''The Enforcer:''' Wrestling/ArnAnderson and his then-tag partner Bobby Eaton
*** '''The Muscle:''' Larry Zbyszko
*** '''TheChick:''' Madusa
*** '''The Manager:''' Wrestling/PaulHeyman


* CannotTellFictionFromReality: Everyone involved would like you to forget the time the Horsemen locked Sting in a cage and Franchise/RoboCop came down to make the save. No, not some wrestler in a costume. It was billed and sold as '''the actual, honest-to-God Robocop''' (part of a stunt to promote the theatrical release of ''Film/RoboCop2''). He plodded down to the ring, "broke" the cage to free Sting, and while Sting celebrated, the Horsemen backed down in fear. Wrestling/JimRoss's commentary makes it extra-special.

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* CannotTellFictionFromReality: Everyone involved would like you to forget the time At ''NWA/WCW Capital Combat'' in 1990, the Horsemen locked Sting in a cage and cage, only for Franchise/RoboCop came to come down to make the save. No, not some wrestler in a costume. It was billed and sold as '''the actual, honest-to-God Robocop''' [=RoboCop=]''' (part of a stunt to promote the theatrical release of ''Film/RoboCop2''). He plodded down to the ring, "broke" the cage to free Sting, and while Sting celebrated, the Horsemen Horsemen, rather than wonder why the heck is a fictional character from a movie doing there, backed down in fear. Wrestling/JimRoss's commentary makes it extra-special.fear as if they already assumed that [=RoboCop=] existed in real life.

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* EliteFour: Kinda the point of the whole thing. But these four guys were the best in the business, more often than not.

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* CannotTellFictionFromReality: Everyone involved would like you to forget the time the Horsemen locked Sting in a cage and Franchise/RoboCop came down to make the save. No, not some wrestler in a costume. It was billed and sold as '''the actual, honest-to-God Robocop''' (part of a stunt to promote the theatrical release of ''Film/RoboCop2''). He plodded down to the ring, "broke" the cage to free Sting, and while Sting celebrated, the Horsemen backed down in fear. Wrestling/JimRoss's commentary makes it extra-special.


* ArchEnemy: Several. The Horsemen's primary function was to keep the [=NWA=]/Wrestling/{{WCW}} title around Flair's waist. Secondarily, they aspired to win all of the promotion's gold. (Blanchard was the U.S. Champion while the Andersons were Tag Champs more often than not.) During that time the Horsemen feuded with Wrestling/DustyRhodes, Wrestling/{{Sting}}, Magnum TA, Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors, Wrestling/LexLuger, The Steiner Brothers (Wrestling/{{Rick|Steiner}} and {{Wrestling/{{Scott|Steiner}}) and the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder.

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* ArchEnemy: Several. The Horsemen's primary function was to keep the [=NWA=]/Wrestling/{{WCW}} title around Flair's waist. Secondarily, they aspired to win all of the promotion's gold. (Blanchard was the U.S. Champion while the Andersons were Tag Champs more often than not.) During that time the Horsemen feuded with Wrestling/DustyRhodes, Wrestling/{{Sting}}, Magnum TA, Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors, Wrestling/LexLuger, The Steiner Brothers (Wrestling/{{Rick|Steiner}} (Rick and {{Wrestling/{{Scott|Steiner}}) Wrestling/{{Scott|Steiner}}) and the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder.


[[caption-width-right:350:The Originals (l-r): Ole Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Manager J.J. Dillon, Arn Anderson and Ric Flair]]
->''ďBeing a Horseman isnít something you put on in the morning and take off at night. Itís a state of mind. Itís excelling to the best of your ability. Itís four individuals thinking singularly, acting collectively.Ē''
-->--'''Arn Anderson'''

The Four Horsemen were a professional wrestling stable in the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance and later World Championship Wrestling. The original group featured Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/ArnAnderson, Ole Anderson and Tully Blanchard. Flair and Arn Anderson have been constant members in each incarnation of the group.

The Four Horsemen formed in November 1985 with Ric Flair and his storyline cousins Ole Anderson and Arn Anderson, and Tully Blanchard, with James J. Dillon as their manager. They feuded with Dusty Rhodes (breaking his ankle and hand), Magnum TA, Barry Windham, The Rock 'n' Roll Express (breaking Ricky Morton's nose), Nikita Koloff (injuring his neck), and The Road Warriors. Animal, Hawk, Ronnie Garvin and many others fought Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Title during that time period. They usually had most of the titles in the NWA, and they often bragged about their success (in the ring and with women) in their interviews.

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[[caption-width-right:350:The Originals (l-r): Ole Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Manager J.J. Dillon, Arn Anderson Wrestling/ArnAnderson and Ric Flair]]
->''ďBeing
Wrestling/RicFlair]]
->''"Being
a Horseman isnít isn't something you put on in the morning and take off at night. Itís It's a state of mind. Itís It's excelling to the best of your ability. Itís It's four individuals thinking singularly, acting collectively.Ē''
-->--'''Arn Anderson'''

"''
-->-- '''Wrestling/ArnAnderson'''

The Four Horsemen were a professional wrestling stable {{professional wrestling}} PowerStable in the Wrestling/NationalWrestlingAlliance and later [[Wrestling/{{WCW}} World Championship Wrestling.Wrestling]]. The original group featured Wrestling/RicFlair, Wrestling/ArnAnderson, Ole Anderson and Tully Blanchard. Flair and Arn Anderson have been constant members in each incarnation of the group.

The Four Horsemen formed in November 1985 with Ric Flair and his storyline cousins Ole Anderson and Arn Anderson, and Tully Blanchard, with James J. Dillon as their manager. They feuded with Dusty Rhodes Wrestling/DustyRhodes (breaking his ankle and hand), Magnum TA, Barry Windham, The Rock 'n' Roll Express Wrestling/BarryWindham, Wrestling/TheRockNRollExpress (breaking Ricky Morton's nose), Nikita Koloff Wrestling/NikitaKoloff (injuring his neck), and The Road Warriors. Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors. Animal, Hawk, Ronnie Garvin and many others fought Ric Flair for the NWA World Heavyweight Title Championship during that time period. They usually had most of the titles in the NWA, and they often bragged about their success (in the ring and with women) in their interviews.



!!!'''"The most elite fighting tropes in the world today!"''':
* ArchEnemy: Several. The Horsemen's primary function was to keep the [=NWA=]\Wrestling/{{WCW}} title around Flair's waist. Secondarily, they aspired to win all of the promotion's gold. (Blanchard was the U.S. Champion while the Andersons were Tag Champs more often than not.) During that time the Horsemen feuded with:
** Wrestling/DustyRhodes.
** Wrestling/{{Sting}}
** Magnum TA
** Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors
** Wrestling/LexLuger
** The Steiner Brothers
** The Wrestling/NewWorldOrder

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!!!'''"The !!"The most elite fighting tropes in the world today!"''':
today!":
* ArchEnemy: Several. The Horsemen's primary function was to keep the [=NWA=]\Wrestling/{{WCW}} [=NWA=]/Wrestling/{{WCW}} title around Flair's waist. Secondarily, they aspired to win all of the promotion's gold. (Blanchard was the U.S. Champion while the Andersons were Tag Champs more often than not.) During that time the Horsemen feuded with:
** Wrestling/DustyRhodes.
** Wrestling/{{Sting}}
**
with Wrestling/DustyRhodes, Wrestling/{{Sting}}, Magnum TA
** Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors
** Wrestling/LexLuger
**
TA, Wrestling/TheRoadWarriors, Wrestling/LexLuger, The Steiner Brothers
** The Wrestling/NewWorldOrder
Brothers (Wrestling/{{Rick|Steiner}} and {{Wrestling/{{Scott|Steiner}}) and the Wrestling/NewWorldOrder.



* CannotTellFictionFromReality: Everyone involved would like you to forget the time the Horsemen locked Sting in a cage and Franchise/RoboCop came down to make the save. No, not some wrestler in a costume. It was billed and sold as '''the actual, honest-to-God Robocop''' (part of a stunt to promote the theatrical release of ''Film/RoboCop2''). He plodded down to the ring, "broke" the cage to free Sting, and while Sting celebrated, the Horsemen backed down in fear. Wrestling/JimRoss's commentary makes it extra-special.



* GameBreakingInjury: Arn Anderson's neck forced him to retire and give his spot to Curt Hennig in 1997.

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* GameBreakingInjury: Arn Anderson's neck injury forced him to retire and give his spot to Curt Hennig Wrestling/CurtHennig in 1997.



* LargeHam: Anytime you have Wrestling/RicFlair this is a given, however, Ole and J.J. Dillon were just as guilty.

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* LargeHam: LargeHam:
**
Anytime you have Wrestling/RicFlair this is a given, however, Ole and J.J. Dillon were just as guilty.



** When Ole Anderson left, Wrestling/LexLuger tried to take on the (quite literal) Muscle role in the group. When he left, it came to Wrestling/BarryWindham.

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** When Ole Anderson left, Wrestling/LexLuger tried came in to take on the (quite literal) Muscle role in the group. When he left, it came to Wrestling/BarryWindham.



-->'''Ric Flair:''' "What hurt everyone's feeling was, his son is watching that at home, and they're depicting Arn as drinking beer all day long? His kid is watching that, and nobody wants to see that."

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-->'''Ric Flair:''' "What What hurt everyone's feeling was, his son is watching that at home, and they're depicting Arn as drinking beer all day long? His kid is watching that, and nobody wants to see that."



* SixthRangerTraitor: Curt Hennig

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* SixthRangerTraitor: Or fifth, considering the group is a four-member ensamble, but Curt HennigHennig came in to replace Arn Anderson ... only to turn on the group to the nWo and join them.

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* DistaffCounterpart: Wrestling/{{WWENXT}} had the "Four Horsewomen" featuring Ric's daughter Wrestling/{{Charlotte}}, Wrestling/SashaBanks, Wrestling/BeckyLynch, and Wrestling/{{Bayley}}.


* {{Unperson}}: Done a lot by WWE after they acquired WCW's library and started making documentary [=DVDs=] about WCW's past. Not only is Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's time with the group glossed over, if not omitted, but so is Ole Anderson, due to Anderson not being very well liked by just about anyone(and, truth be told, the feeling was mutual). In fact, Anderson was not invited when the group was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The Flair/Arn Anderson/Blanchard/Windham with Manager JJ Dillon version was implicitly inducted.

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* {{Unperson}}: Done a lot by WWE after they acquired WCW's library and started making documentary [=DVDs=] about WCW's past. Not only is Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's time with the group glossed over, if not omitted, but so is Ole Anderson, due to Anderson not being very well liked by just about anyone(and, truth be told, the feeling was mutual). In fact, Anderson was not invited when the group was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The Flair/Arn Anderson/Blanchard/Windham with Manager JJ Dillon WWE recognized the Flair/Arn/Blanchard/Windham version was implicitly inducted. along with manager Dillon as the version inducted into the Hall of Fame and all five were on hand to accept.


* ThrowItIn: The whole stable STARTED over this, as Arn Anderson's gift for coining a phrase started the ball rolling. A throwaway line about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse started it all.
* {{Unperson}}: Done a lot by WWE after they acquired WCW's library and started making documentary [=DVDs=] about WCW's past. Not only is Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's time with the group glossed over, if not omitted, but so is Ole Anderson, due to Anderson not being very well liked by just about anyone. In fact, Anderson was not invited when the group was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.

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* ThrowItIn: The whole stable STARTED over this, as Arn Anderson's gift for coining a phrase started the ball rolling. A throwaway line about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse started it all.
* {{Unperson}}: Done a lot by WWE after they acquired WCW's library and started making documentary [=DVDs=] about WCW's past. Not only is Wrestling/ChrisBenoit's time with the group glossed over, if not omitted, but so is Ole Anderson, due to Anderson not being very well liked by just about anyone.anyone(and, truth be told, the feeling was mutual). In fact, Anderson was not invited when the group was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. The Flair/Arn Anderson/Blanchard/Windham with Manager JJ Dillon version was implicitly inducted.

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** Arn could be when he was riled up as well.

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* ThrowItIn: The whole stable STARTED over this, as Arn Anderson's gift for coining a phrase started the ball rolling. A throwaway line about the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse started it all.


*** '''The Manager:''' Wrestling/RicFlair took over in this role serving as TheObiWan, and was also a part-time wrestler, teaming with Batista to win the Tag Titles. He would also deliver promos, especially for the more inexperienced Orton and Batista.

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*** '''The Manager:''' Wrestling/RicFlair took over in this role serving as TheObiWan, the mentor, and was also a part-time wrestler, teaming with Batista to win the Tag Titles. He would also deliver promos, especially for the more inexperienced Orton and Batista.

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