Feb. 25th, 1949
Memphis, Tennessee, USA
Ric Flair's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
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Richard Morgan Fliehr isn't what you'd expect from a professional wrestler. A medical student at Minnesota University (his father was a doctor, his mother an actress), Flair dropped out college to train for the mat wars under legendary former AWA World champ Verne Gagne. He made his professional wrestling debut on December 10, 1972, wrestling "Scrap Iron" George Gadaski (real name: John Kosti) to a ten minute draw in Rice Lake, Wisconsin. After spending the first few months of his career with Gagne's Minneapolis Boxing & Wrestling Club (which used the brand name "American Wrestling Association"), Flair moved on to Charlotte, North Carolina where he became a regular for Jim Crockett Promotions (a member of the worldwide sanctioning body known as the National Wrestling Alliance) under the direction of matchmaker (wrestling terminology for writer) George Scott. In 1981, he captured his first NWA World title (he would hold that belt officially nine other times). Later on, he would work for both World Championship Wrestling (a company formed by Ted Turner after buying the wrestling assets of JCP) and Vince McMahon's World Wrestling Entertainment. He has been officially recognized as a World champion (an honor which generally signifies that a wrestler is the top attraction in any given company) 21 times, garnering recognition from the NWA, WWE, and WCW (as well as the WCW spin-off group WCWI, or World Championship Wrestling International). He is the only man in wrestling history to hold all four versions of the title.
- Flair returned to WCW in February 1993, and hosted a short-lived talk show in WCW called A Flair For The Gold as a compromise to work around a no-compete clause in his previous WWF contract.
- Stated that the greatest wrestler he ever was defeated by was 'Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat'.
- 10 NWA World title reigns, 8 WCW World title reigns, 2 WWF World title reigns, 1 WCW International World title reign, 6 NWA/WCW US title reigns, 2 NWA World tag team title reigns, 3 Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title reigns, 3 Mid-Atlantic tag team title reigns, 2 Mid-Atlantic Television title reigns, 1 Missisouri State Heavyweight title reign.
- Daughter, Ashley, plays volleyball at Appalachian State University.
- Children include 'David Fliehr' (qv) and 'Reid Fliehr' (qv)
- He was touted on WCW and NWA television as the cousin of Ole Anderson and Arn Anderson, however in actuality none of the three men are related.
- Won his second WWE World Title by defeating 'Randy Savage'.
- Former World Tag Team Champion.