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here! Title History
Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles w/ Rip Hawk defeating Paul Jones and Bob Bruggers (July 4, 1974);
Mid-Atlantic Television title defeating Paul Jones (1975);
NWA World Tag Team titles w/ Greg Valentine defeating Gene and Ole Anderson (December 26, 1976);
Mid-Atlantic Television title defeating Rufus R. Jones (1977);
Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles w/ Greg Valentine defeating Dino Bravo and Tiger Conway Jr (June 30, 1977);
NWA United States title defeating Bobo Brazil (September 1977);
NWA World Tag Team titles w/ Greg Valentine defeating Gene and Ole Anderson (October 30, 1977);
NWA United States title defeating Mr. Wrestling (May 1978);
NWA (Mid-Atlantic) Tag Team titles w/ John Studd (June 30, 1978);
NWA (Mid-Atlantic) Tag Team titles w/ John Studd defeating Paul Jones and Ricky Steamboat (October 30, 1978);
NWA United States title defeating Ricky Steamboat (April 1, 1979);
NWA World Tag Team titles w/ Blackjack Mulligan defeating Baron Von Raschke and Paul Jones (August 8, 1979);
NWA United States title defeating Greg Valentine (November 24, 1980);
NWA United States title defeating Jimmy Snuka (April 19, 1981);
NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Dusty Rhodes (September 17, 1981);
Missouri Heavyweight title defeating David von Erich (July 15, 1983)
NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Harley Race (November 24, 1983);
NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Harly Race (March 24, 1984);
NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Kerry von Erich (May 24, 1984 in Japan);
NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Dusty Rhodes (August 7, 1986);
NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Ron Garvin (November 26, 1987);
NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Ricky Steamboat (May 7, 1989);
NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Sting (January 11, 1991);
NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Tatsumi Fujinami (May 19, 1991);
WWF Royal Rumble Winner (January 19, 1992);
WWF Heavyweight title by winning the Royal Rumble (January 19, 1992);
WWF Heavyweight title defeating Randy Savage (September 1, 1992);
NWA World Heavyweight title defeating Barry Windham (July 18, 1993);
WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Vader (December 27, 1993);
WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Ricky Steamboat (March 24, 1994);
WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Sting (June 23, 1994);
WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Randy Savage (December 25, 1995);
WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Randy Savage (February 11, 1996);
WCW United States title defeating Konnan (July 7, 1996);
WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Hulk Hogan (March 14, 1999);
WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Jeff Jarrett (May 15, 2000);
WCW World Heavyweight title defeating Kevin Nash (May 29, 2000);
OnlineWorldofWrestling.com Hall of Fame Inductee (
2003); (WWE) World Tag Team titles w/ Batista defeating The Dudley Boyz in a Tag Team Turmoil match (Armageddon 2003);
(WWE) World Tag Team titles w/ Batista defeating Booker T and Rob Van Dam (March 22, 2004 – RAW);
WWE Intercontinental title defeating Carlito Cool (September 18, 2005 – Unforgiven);
(WWE) World Tag Team titles w/ Roddy Piper defeating The Spirit Squad (November 5, 2006);
In the Beginning:
February 25, 1949: Richard Fliehr was born in Memphis, Tennessee.
1967: Richard Fleihr was a high school state heavyweight wrestling champion in Wisconsin.
Richard Fleihr moved to Edina, Minnesota, where he grew up and went on to play offensive guard in college at Minnesota.
Getting into the Business – AWA:
1971: Ric Flair recieved his training from the legendary
Verne Gagne and debuted in professional wrestling in the AWA in 1972. ~~~Ric Flair battled George “Scrap Iron” Gadaski to a 10-minute draw in his 1972 pro debut for the AWA.
Ric Flair left the American Wrestling Association, after about two years in the company and headed for the
NWA: Mid Atlantic Wrestling:
1974: Ric Flair moved to Charlotte to work for booker
Wahoo McDaniel in the Mid Atlantic territory. Ric Flair turned his hair blond, wore very colorful trunks, and adopted his now famous “Nature Boy” personality and image.
Flair later became known for the figure four, he won most of his early matches with an elbowdrop, or with a top-rope kneedrop.
May 17, 1974 – Mid Atlantic: Ric Flair defeated Les Thatcher (This was one of Flair’s first matches in the territory).
“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated
Paul Jones to win his first singles title, the NWA Mid Atlantic Television title. October 4, 1975: Ric Flair was in a plane crash with
Johnny Valentine, Bob Bruggers and “Mr. Wrestling” Tim Woods. ~~~Ric Flair broke his back in three places. Modern medical science said that he’d never wrestle again.
NWA: Mid Atlantic Wrestling (Return) – Ric Flair and Greg Valentine:
Instead of thanking the fans, Ric Flair tore up several “get well” cards on Mid-Atlantic Television.
January 1976: Ric Flair came back to professional wrestling and continued his feud with Wahoo McDaniel.
November 1976: Ric Flair began teaming regularly with
Greg “The Hammer” Valentine and had a feud against Ole and Gene Anderson. December 1976: Ric Flair and Greg Valentine defeated The Andersons for the NWA World Tag Team titles.
May 1977: Ole and Gene Anderson defeated Ric Flair and Greg Valentine to recapture the NWA World Tag Team titles.
NWA: Mid Atlantic Wrestling – Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat:
Summer 1977: Ric Flair had a feud against newcomer
Ricky Steamboat, which saw Steamboat beat him for the TV Title. Ric Flair’s allies were Valentine and
Blackjack Mulligan, and they feuded against McDaniel, Steamboat, Paul Jones, and Andersons. July 1977: Ric Flair defeated
Bobo Brazil to win his first NWA United States Title. ~~~There were hints of dissension between Ric Flair and former U.S. champion Blackjack Mulligan.
~~~Before they could wrestle each other, Ric Flair lost this belt to Ricky Steamboat in October 1977.
NWA: Mid Atlantic Wrestling (Return) – Ric Flair and Greg Valentine:
October 1977: Ric Flair and Greg Valentine defeated the Andersons to reclaim the NWA World Teag Team titles.
April of 1978: Ric Flair and Greg Valentine were stripped of the NWA World Tag Team titles.
NWA: Mid Atlantic Wrestling – Ric Flair vs. Blackjack Mulligan:
April 9, 1978: Ric Flair defeated Mr. Wrestling to capture his second NWA United States title .
~~~Ric Flair’s disrespect caused Blackjack Mulligan to become a fan-favorite and chase after Flair.
~~~Ric Flair destroyed Blackjack Mulligan’s cowboy hat, so Mulligan tore up one of Flair’s fancy robes.
~~~After Ric Flair sent a series of bounty hunters after him. Blackjack Mulligan never defeated Ric Flair for the title.
NWA: Mid Atlantic Wrestling – Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat:
Fall 1978: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair renewed his war against Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat.
~~~Ric Flair attacked Ricky Steamboat and scrubbed his face across the studio floor.
~~~A week later, Ricky Steamboat attacked a dressed-up Ric Flair and ripped his clothes off.
December 18, 1978 (Toronto): Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair to capture the NWA United States title.
~~~April 1, 1979: Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat to regain the NWA United States Heavyweight title.
NWA: Mid Atlantic Wrestling (The face turn):
Spring 1979: Ric Flair had a falling out with heel Paul Jones, who had also betrayed Ricky Steamboat.
The dream team of Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat tried (but failed) to defeat Paul Jones and
Baron Von Raschke for the Tag Titles.
NWA: Mid Atlantic Wrestling – Battle of the Nature Boys:
Summer 1979: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair was attacked and insulted by the original
“Nature Boy” Buddy Rogers. ~~~Buddy Rogers then became the manager of heels such as
Jimmy Snuka, Big John Studd, and Ken Patera. August 12, 1979: Ric Flair reunited with Blackjack Mulligan, and they beat Paul Jones and Baron von Raschke for the Tag Team titles
~~~Ric Flair even vacated the NWA United States title to show his respect and allegiance to Blackjack Mulligan.
NWA: Mid Atlantic Wrestling – Ric Flair vs. Jimmy Snuka:
Ric Flair began chasing the new NWA United States champion Jimmy Snuka.
April 19, 1980: Ric Flair defeated Jimmy Snuka to capture the NWA United States title.
June 1980: Ric Flair agreed to team up with Greg Valentine against Jimmy Snuka and
The Iron Sheik ~~~Greg Valentine turned against Ric Flair during the match and broke Flair’s nose with a cane.
NWA: Mid Atlantic Wrestling – Ric Flair vs. Greg Valentine:
~~~Weeks later, Ric Flair stripped Greg Valentine’s clothes on Mid-Atlantic Television.
July 26, 1980: Greg Valentine defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA United States Heavyweight title.
November 24, 1980: Ric Flair defeated Greg Valentine to win his 5th NWA United States Heavyweight title.
NWA: Mid Atlantic Wrestling – Ric Flair vs. Roddy Piper:
January 27, 1981:
Rowdy Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA United States Title. ~~~Roddy Piper was already the Television champion, and he used a foreign object to win the match and another title!
~~~Piper insulted Flair by trying to give him the TV belt in a gift box (Flair showed up with the foreign object and swore revenge)
~~~In reality, Roddy Piper had befriended Ric Flair, and he was the best man at Flair’s wedding.
For the next several months, Flair fought off Piper and his hired goons; Greg Valentine,
Ivan Koloff, and The Andersons.
NWA: Ric Flair becomes The Man :
September 17, 1981: Ric Flair defeated
Dusty Rhodes to win the NWA World Heavyweight title in Kansas City, Missouri. As expected of the NWA champion at the time, Flair traveled a very busy schedule, defending the title in many different territories.
~~~His challengers included;
Ted DiBiase, Austin Idol, Bruiser Brody, Ole Anderson, Dusty Rhodes, Paul Orndorff. ~~~His challengers included;
Tommy Rich, Billy Jack Haynes, Kerry Von Erich, and Jerry “The King” Lawler. July 4, 1982: WWF World champion
Bob Backlund battled NWA World champion Ric Flair to a double disqualification at the Omni in Atlanta.
NWA: Ric Flair vs. Kerry von Erich:
December 25, 1982 (Christmas Night Star Wars): Ric Flair was scheduled to defend the title against Kerry Von Erich in a steel cage.
Michael “PS” Hayes was a second referee inside the cage while Freebird Terry Gordy guarded the cage door. ~~~Ric Flair kept arguing and shoving referee Michael Hayes, so Hayes started to help von Erich win the match.
~~~Good guy Kerry von Erich refused to cheat, so he was attacked by the Freebirds (Michael Hayes and Terry Gordy).
~~~This angle kicked off the years-long Freebirds-Von Erichs war that took place all over the Texas territory.
NWA: Ric Flair vs. The Midnight Rider (Dusty Rhodes):
February 9, 1983: The Midnight Rider (a suspended Dusty Rhodes under a mask) defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World title.
~~~When the President of the NWA told the Midnight Rider to remove the mask, the title was promptly returned to Ric Flair.
NWA: Ric Flair vs. Harley Race:
June 8, 1983:
Handsome Harley Race defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World Title in St. Louis, Missouri. ~~~Harley Race then offered a bounty to anyone who could eliminate Ric Flair from the wrestling world.
~~~During a rematch, Ric Flair was attacked by his “best friend”
Bob Orton Jr. and Dirty Dick Slater ~~~Ric Flair announced that injuries from the attack would unfortunately force him into retirement.
~~~Ric Flair soon changed his mind and attacked Dick Slater and Bob Orton Jr. with a baseball bat!
November 24, 1983 – Starrcade: Ric Flair defeated Harley Race in a Cage Match to win the NWA World Heavyweight Title . ~~~This was the first time the NWA World Heavyweight Title changed hands inside of a steel cage match
~~~The guest referee was former NWA World Heavyweight champion and Canada’s greatest athlete,
Gene Kiniski. March 21, 1984: Harley Race once again defeated Ric Flair to regain the NWA World Heavyweight title in New Zealand.
March 23, 1984: Ric Flair defeated Harley Race to capture his 3rd NWA World Heavyweight title in Singapore.
~~~Neither of these switches were recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance at the time.
Similar controversial “quick” switches, involving
Jack Veneno, Victor Jovica, and Carlos Colon occurred a few other times.
NWA: Ric Flair vs. Kerry von Erich:
May 6, 1984: Kerry von Erich defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World title in Irving, Texas.
~~~This card was held in honor of
David Von Erich who had passed away the previous February. May 24, 1984: Ric Flair defeated Kerry von Erich to recapture the NWA World Heavyweight title in Japan.
“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair managed to keep the NWA World Heavyweight Title for over two years.
Tully Blanchard, Ricky Steamboat, Wahoo McDaniel, Stan Hansen, Sergeant Slaughter, and Ron Garvin
NWA: Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes:
June 30, 1984 – Lords Of The Ring: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair in a Non-title match to win a ceremonial ring.
November 22, 1984 – Starrcade: Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes to retain the NWA World Heavyweight Title. ~~~The match was stopped by referee Joe Frazier and awarded to Ric Flair due to Dusty Rhodes excessive bleeding.
~~~The promotion claimed that the winner would win one million dollars..
Jim Crockett’s World champion – Ric Flair vs. Nikita Koloff:
1985: Ric Flair was primarily wrestling for Jim Crockett’s Mid-Atlantic promotion out of the Carolinas.
~~~Mid Atlantic would combine with the Georgia territory to form World championship Wrestling later in the year.
Depending on his opponent and the town, champion Ric Flair would appear to be a fan-favorite or a rulebreaker..
Summer 1985: Ric Flair engaged in a feud against Ivan Koloff and
Nikita Koloff. ~~~The Russians used a chain to attack Flair ~~~ Nikita Koloff even attacked announcer David Crockett .
July 1985 – Great American Bash: Ric Flair defeated Nikita Koloff with David Crockett as guest referee,
The Horsemen before they were The Horsemen (Ric Flair vs. Magnum TA):
Ric Flair feuded with NWA United States champion
Magnum TA (Terry Allen). ~~~”The Nature Boy” Ric Flair lured Magnum TA into the ring and then humiliated him with a vicious beating.
~~~A week later, Ric Flair insulted Magnum by offering him a new suit, so he could “look like a champion”.
~~~Magnum TA tore the suit to shreds and knocked Ric Flair out with a belly-to-belly suplex.
~~~Ric Flair challenged Magnum TA to last ten minutes in a match with him.
~~~When Magnum lasted the full ten minutes, he was attacked by Ole and
Arn Anderson, who claimed to be Flair’s cousins. September 29, 1985: The Nature Boy, Ric Flair finally turned heel in Atlanta, Georgia.
~~~Ric Flair had finished defeating Nikita Koloff in a Steel Cage match, but he was attacked by the Russians!
~~~Dusty Rhodes entered the steel cage and rescued Ric Flair, who seemed angry about the save from Rhodes.
~~~Ole and Arn Anderson then locked themselves in the steel cage and helped Flair demolish Dusty Rhodes’ ankle.
~~~In an interview not long after this, Ric Flair hinted at a partnership with Magnum’s arch-enemy, Tully Blanchard.
October 2, 1985: Ric Flair wrestled to a double count-out against AWA World champion
Rick Martel on in Tokyo, JAPAN.
November 28, 1985 – Starrcade: Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes in the main event to retain the NWA World Heavyweight title. ~~~The referee was knocked to the outside of the ring, so The Andersons quickly interfered and assisted Ric Flair.
~~~Dusty Rhodes gained a pinfall when a new referee arrived, and was announced as the new NWA World champion!
~~~The following week, it was announced that Flair was disqualification’d by the original referee, so the title was returned to Ric Flair .
Ric Flair formed a formal alliance with The Andersons, Tully Blanchard, and Blanchard’s manager,
James J Dillon Ole Anderson was injured on New Year’s Day. As a result, Arn, Blanchard, and Flair became known as the 3 Horsemen for a few months.
Ric Flair had some close matches against
Ricky Morton, so the Horsemen attacked him and ground his face into the locker room floor. Ole Anderson made a comeback in June of 1986, officially forming The Four Horsemen (and the rest is history).
The IV Horsemen Years: Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff:
Ric Flair agreed to defend the NWA World Title over a dozen times while on the Great American Bash Tour.
Challengers; Wahoo McDaniel, Dusty Rhodes, Nikita Koloff, Ron Garvin, Ricky Morton, Robert Gibson, Hawk, and Animal.
February 2, 1986 – MoscaMania: Ric Flair defeated “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes in Hamilton, Ontario.
July 25, 1986: Dusty Rhodes defeated Ric Flair in a Greensboro Cage match to win the NWA World Heavyweight title.
August 9, 1986: Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes to regain the NWA World Heavyweight title in St. Louis, Missouri.
~~~Horsemen member Tully Blanchard had injured Dusty Rhodes’ knee with a chairshot just two nights earlier.
~~~Instead of getting pinned, Rhodes lost the title when he blacked out while in the figure-four leglock.
In another rematch, Dusty Rhodes’ valet
Baby Doll turned on him to side with The Nature Boy! Fall 1986: JJ Dillon and The IV Horsemen perpetrated the infamous parking lot assault of “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes
Ric Flair then had to deal with Nikita Koloff, who had become a fan-favorite after Magnum TA’s career-ending car accident.
November 27, 1986 – Starrcade: NWA World champion Ric Flair defeated NWA United States champion Nikita Koloff by disqualification. February 15, 1987 – MoscaMania 2: Nikita Koloff defeated NWA World Heavyweight champion Ric Flair by disqualification in Hamilton, Ontario.
The IV Horsemen Years: WAR GAMES:
Early 1987: Ole Anderson left the Horsemen but was replaced by
Lex Luger. Ric Flair had a series of excellent matches against
Barry Windham, including a victory at the 2nd annual Crockett Cup.
July 4, 1987 – Great American Bash: Ric Flair led the Horsemen into the first ever War Games match. ~~~Dusty Rhodes and Nikita Koloff and The Road Warriors (Hawk and Animal) and
Paul Ellering defeated The IV Horsemen and JJ Dillon ~~~The War Machine (
Big Bubba Rogers in a mask) replaced JJ Dillon for a rematch on July 31, but the result was the same.
The IV Horsemen Years: Ric Flair vs. The Garvins:
1987: Ric Flair engaged in a war against The Garvin Family (Jimmy and Ron Garvin) that same summer.
~~~”The Nature Boy” Ric Flair had set his eyes on
Jimmy Garvin‘s wife and valet Precious. ~~~Ric Flair tried to lure her away with a fur coat, but she just took the coat and left the Nature Boy hanging.
July 11, 1987 – Great American Bash: Ric Flair defeated Jimmy Garvin in a Steel Cage match to earn a date with Precious.
~~~When “Precious” arrived at Flair’s hotel room, “she” turned out to be Ron Garvin who knocked out Ric Flair!!
September 25, 1987: Ron Garvin defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World Heavyweight title in Detroit, Michigan.
November 26, 1987 – Starrcade: Ric Flair defeated Ron Garvin to regain the NWA World Heavyweight title.
The IV Horsemen Years: Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger and Sting:
December 1987: Lex Luger left the Horsemen and began to seek Ric Flair’s title.
Sting became another new challenger.
March 27, 1988 – NWA Clash of champions: NWA World champion Ric Flair w/JJ Dillon vs. Sting ended in a 1-hour draw A few weeks later, Barry Windham turned heel and took Lex Luger’s spot in the IV Horsemen w/JJ Dillon..
Soon, all four Horsemen were champions; Barry Windham (U.S. Title) and Anderson and Blanchard (Tag Team Titles).
July 10, 1988 – Great American Bash: Ric Flair defeated Lex Luger by a controversial referee’s decision . In September, Tully Blanchard and Arn Anderson left the NWA, so Flair and Windham were simply called “The Horsemen”.
December 7, 1988 – NWA Clash of champions: Ric Flair and Barry Windham defeated The Midnight Express.
December 26, 1988 – Starrcade: Ric Flair finally gained a pinfall victory over Lex Luger in the main event.
NWA: Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat:
February 1989: Ric Flair and Barry Windham were challenged to a tag team match against
Eddie Gilbert and a mystery wrestler. Ricky Steamboat was the partner, and he pinned Ric Flair (Eddie Gilbert and Ricky Steamboat beat Ric Flair and Barry Windham)
The Horsemen quickly lost their identity when JJ Dillon was fired and replaced by
Hiro Matsuda. February 20, 1989: Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat defeated Ric Flair to capture the NWA World Heavyweight title.
Within a few weeks, Hiro Matsuda and the Windham Brothers all disappeared, leaving Ric Flair to stand on his own.
April 2, 1989 – NWA Clash of champions: Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair in a 2/3 Falls Match to win the NWA World Title!
May 7, 1989 – Wrestle War: Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat to reclaim the NWA World Heavyweight title in Nashville.
~~~After this match,
Terry Funk (who was acting as one of 3 judges) attacked Ric Flair and piledrove him through a table!. ~~~Ric Flair was out of action until July, but his old enemy Sting fought for him against the heel Terry Funk.
NWA: Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk and Gary Hart International:
July 23, 1989: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair returned to action as a hero at the
Great American Bash. ~~~”The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk, who was assisted by
Playboy Gary Hart. ~~~
The Great Muta attacked Ric Flair after the match, but Sting ran out to save Flair from further assault .
September 12, 1989 – NWA Clash of champions #8: Sting and Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater and Great Muta by disqualification.
October 28, 1989 – Halloween Havoc: Sting and Flair w/Ole Anderson defeated Terry Funk and The Great Muta w/Gary Hart. ~~~This match took place in a Thunderdoom Cage with
“The Living Legend” Bruno Sammartino as guest referee.
November 15, 1989 – NWA Clash of champions #9: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk in a I Quit Match. ~~~As he promised, Terry Funk shook Ric Flair’s hand after losing the match and shouting “I Quit” into the microphone.
~~~After the match; Ric Flair and Sting were attacked by The Great Muta and Lex Luger (who had become a rulebreaker again).
Arn Anderson made a return to the NWA (from the WWF) and reformed his team with Ole Anderson to help out Ric Flair.
December 13, 1989 – Starrcade: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair competed in the Iron Man tournament. ~~~Ric Flair beat Great Muta | Flair vs. Luger was a draw | Sting pinned Flair in the final match to win the tournament.
~~~Instead of attacking Sting, the Andersons and Ric Flair congratulated him and offered him a spot with the new IV Horsemen.
1986-1989: Ric Flair averaged 34 minutes per-match. In that span he had 19 matches that lasted longer than 50 minutes.
The NEW Four Horsemen:
1990: Ric Flair, Sting, and the Andersons become the first ever fan-favorite Horsemen but it did not last long.
February 6, 1990 – NWA Clash of champions #10: The IV Horsemen defeated Gary Hart International in a Steel Cage match. ~~~Sting refused to forfeit a future title shot against NWA champion Ric Flair, so the other Four Horsemen attacked him.
~Ric Flair and Ole Anderson (sub for Sting) and Arn Arnderson beat
Dragon Master and Buzz Sawyer and The Great Muta w/Gary Hart. ~~~Sting tried to climb the steel cage to get his hands on the IV Horsemen but severely damaged his knee (legit) in the process.
February 25, 1990 – WrestleWar 90: Ric Flair defeated Lex Luger by Countout to retain the NWA World Heavyweight title.
~~~Sting came out on crutches to cheer for Lex Luger, but he (Sting) was attacked by Ole and Arn Anderson.
~~~Lex Luger was counted out when he left the match to save Sting from the Andersons assaulting him.
Spring 1990: The Horsemen gained more members when Barry Windham returned and
Sid Vicious replaced the retiring Ole Anderson.
June 13, 1990 – NWA Clash of champions #11: Junkyard Dog defeated NWA World Heavyweight champion Ric Flair by disqualification.
The Four Horsemen: Ric Flair vs. Sting:
The Four Horsemen: Ric Flair and Arn Anderson vs. Doom (Butch Reed and Ron Simmons):
After losing many rematches against Sting, Flair began teaming with Arn Anderson to focus on the tag team titles held by
October 27, 1990 – Halloween Havoc: Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) vs. Ric Flair and Arn Anderson ended in a no Contest. Clash of champions #13: Ric Flair defeated Butch Reed to win
Teddy Long‘s services as a chauffeur. ~~~Ric Flair was attacked and injured when Teddy Long drove him to a deserted area and left him for dead.
The Black Scorpion:
December 16, 1990 – Starrcade: Sting defended his title against the unknown Black Scorpion. ~~~The Black Scorpion was unmasked to reveal (this time) “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair with a haircut.
January 11, 1991: Ric Flair defeated Sting to win his 8th NWA World Heavyweight Title.
Around that same time, the WCW World Title was created, so Flair technically held two World Heavyweight titles.
World championship Wrestling:
By 1991; World championship Wrestling had virtually separated from the National Wrestling Alliance.
March 21, 1991:
Tatsumi Fujinami defeated Ric Flair in controversial fashion to capture the WCW World Heavyweight title. ~~~The decision was later reversed and the WCW World Heavyweight Title returned to “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
~~~However, the National Wrestling Alliance recognized Tatsumi Fujinami as its NWA World Heavyweight champion.
May 19, 1991 – Superbrawl: Ric Flair defeated Tatsumi Fujinami to win his 9th NWA World Heavyweight title in St. Petersburg. July 1991: Behind the scenes, Ric Flair was having difficulty with his employment with Ted Turner’s WCW.
~~~WCW management wanted to cut his pay and take him out of the top spot in the company, but Flair resisted.
~~~Ric Flair was also asked to lose his NWA championship to Lex Luger at the upcoming Great American Bash.
~~~Ric Flair refused, so he was asked to lose to Barry Windham instead ~ Flair refused again, so he was fired!
Although he was no longer the champion of WCW, Flair was (technically) still the NWA champion, which WCW could not contest.
Ric Flair was also was (arguably) the rightful owner of the championship belt since he was never repaid the cash deposit which is paid by the NWA champion as a sort of insurance bond.
Ric Flair appeared on WWF Television with the WCW title belt and claimed to be the “Real World’s champion.”
~~~The reason he was able to leave the company (WCW) with the title is because Ric Flair legally owned that belt.
~~~World championship Wrestling later bought it back from Ric Flair for reportedly $75,000 (US).
Back in World championship Wrestling storyline, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair was stripped of the title.
World Wrestling Federation:
Ric Flair took on Bobby “The Brain” Heenan as his “Financial Consultant” and Mr. Perfect as his “Executive Consultant”.
January 19, 1992 – Royal Rumble: Ric Flair outlasted the other 29 WWF superstars to win the Royal Rumble. ~~~As per the stipulation, Ric Flair was awarded the WWF Heavyweight championship by President Jack Tunney.
February 8, 1992 – SNME: Hulk Hogan and Sid Justice defeated Ric Flair and The Undertaker via disqualification.
April 5, 1992 – WrestleMania 8: Randy “Macho Man” Savage defeated Ric Flair for the WWF Title. April 25, 1992 – Superstars: Ric Flair defeated Ron Cumberledge.
May 9, 1999 – Superstars: Ric Flair defeated Sgt. Slaughter.
August 29, 1992 – SummerSlam: Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect intefered in the WWF title match between Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior. September 1, 1992: Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage to reclaim the WWF title with help from Razor Ramon.
October 12, 1992 – House Show: Bret Hart defeated Ric Flair in Saskatchewan for the WWF Heavyweight title.
Mr. Perfect and Ric Flair had a dispute and split up and began a big feud.
November 24, 1992 – Surivor Series: Randy Savage and Mr. Perfect defeated Ric Flair and Razor Ramon by Disqualification. January 18, 1993 – RAW: Ric Flair vs El Matador ended in a no contest.
January 24, 1993 – Royal Rumble: Mr. Perfect eliminated Ric Flair from the Royal Rumble Match.
January 25, 1993 – RAW: Mr. Perfect defeated Ric Flair in a “loser leaves WWF” match. Ric Flair then returned to World championship Wrestling.
World championship Wrestling – The Return of the Nature Boy:
July 18, 1993: Ric Flair recaptured the NWA Heavyweight title by defeating Barry Windham.
September 19, 1993: Rick Rude defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World Heavyweight title.
December 27, 1993: Ric Flair defeated Vader to win the WCW World title for the second time.
June 23, 1994: Ric Flair defeated Sting for the WCW International Title unifying it with the World title.
July 17, 1994 – Bash at the Beach: Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW World Title.
August 28, 1994 – WCW Clash of champions #28: Ric Flair defeated WCW World champion Hulk Hogan by count out .
October 23, 1994 – Halloween Havoc: Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair in a Steel Cage Retirement match sending Flair into retirement!
World championship Wrestling – The Maniacal Ric Flair:
March 19, 1995 – Uncensored: Ric Flair was heavily involved with the Hulk Hogan vs Vader Strape Match trying to help Vader. ~~~Flair had jumped out of the crowd dressed as a woman and acting more maniacal than ever.
May 21, 1995 – Slamboree: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated Big Van Vader and Ric Flair.
June 18, 1995 – Great American Bash: Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage.
July 16, 1995 – Bash at the Beach: Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair in a LifeGuard LumberJack match. ~~~Ric Flair came into the ring and verbally assualted Vader, who had just lost a cage match to Hulk Hogan.
~~~Arn Anderson came to Ric Flair’s aid when Vader started to fight back.
August 4, 1995 – WCW Clash of champions #31: Big Van Vader defeated Arn Anderson and Ric Flair in a handicap match. ~~~Ric Flair was furious that they had lost and verbally attacked Arn Anderson.
September 4, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Sting by disqualification (Sting retains the WCW United States Title).
September 17, 1995 – Fall Brawl: Arn Anderson pinned Ric Flair with help from Brian Pillman!
September 18, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Brian Pillman. Over the next month, Flair begged Sting to be his partner against Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman.
October 2, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Arn Anderson by disqualification.
October 9, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Arn Anderson defeated Ric Flair in a steel cage match.
October 16, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Sting and Ric Flair defeated Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman by Count Out.
October 29, 1995 – Halloween Havoc: Ric Flair was supposedly attacked by Arn Anderson and Brian Pillman, taking him out. ~~~When it came time for the match, Sting came to the ring alone.
~~~Sting controlled the beginning of the match but, as time went on, Anderson and Pillman took control.
~~~Then the crowd erupted as “The Nature Boy” came running down the aisle in his street clothes, with his head bandaged.
~~~When Sting was able to get to his corner and make the tag, Flair entered the ring, ran off of the ropes and nailed STING!!
~~~They triple-teamed Sting and raised FOUR fingers signifying the return of the FOUR HORSEMEN!!!!!!!
World championship Wrestling – Return of the Four Horsemen:
November 6, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Sting defeated Ric Flair to retain the WCW United States Title.
November 26, 1995 – World War III: Sting defeated Ric Flair via Deathlock submission in a “Grudge Match”.
December 11, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan and Sting defeated Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.
December 18, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Eddie Guerrero.
December 25, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair by disqualification to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
December 27, 1995 – Starrcade: Ric Flair defeated Sting and Lex Luger (by Count Out) in a triple threat to win a title shot that night. ~~~Ric Flair then went on to defeat Randy “Macho Man” Savage to win the WCW World Heavyweight title!!
January 1, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan defeated WCW World Heavyweight champion Ric Flair by disqualification .
January 8, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.
January 15, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Sting to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
January 22, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
January 23, 1996 – WCW Clash of champions #32: Ric Flair and The Giant defeated Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage. ~~~Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage surprised everyone with the appearance of Woman (Nancy Sullivan) and Elizabeth.
~~~Later that night Woman turned on Hogan, Savage and Elizabeth to joined Ric Flair and the IV Horsemen.
January 29, 1998 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Hulk Hogan.
February 5, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Marcus Bagwell by submission. February 11, 1996 – Superbrawl VI: Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage in a Steele Cage match (with help from liz) to win the WCW title.
February 19, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
February 26, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage and Booty Man beat Ric Flair and Arn Anderson and Kevin Sullivan.
March 10, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hogan and Savage and Booty Man beat Flair and Anderson and Sullivan in a Lumberjack-Strap Match.
March 17, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair and Kevin Sullivan by disqualification in a Texas-Tornado Match.
March 24, 1996 – Uncensored: The Alliance to End Hulkamania was defeated by Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage in the Doomsday Cage. ~~~TAtEH = Ric Flair, Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, Kevin Sullivan, Meng, Barbarian, Z-Gangsta, The Ultimate Solution.
March 25, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair vs. The Giant ended in a No-Contest. ~~~After the match; Arn Anderson (Ric Flair’s best friend) whacked The Giant with a chair and gave it to Kevin Sullivan.
~~~The Giant turned around and saw Sullivan holding the chair he chokeslammed him then chokeslammed Arn Anderson!
World championship Wrestling – The Horsemen vs. Steve McMichael:
April 1, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Lex Luger to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
April 15, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Sting and Lex Luger defeated The Giant and Ric Flair by disqualification to retain the Tag Team titles. ~~~Before the match; Ric Flair took time to flirt with Steve McMichaels’ wife Debra in the front row.
~~~Woman came down and threw a cup of hot coffee at Lex Luger, who ducked and the coffee hit Sting!
April 22, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Sting and Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair and The Giant by disqualification. ~~~Lex Luger’s WCW Television Title and WCW Tag Team Titles were on the line in the match.
April 29, 1996 – WCW Nitro: The Giant defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
May 19, 1996 – Slamboree: Ric Flair was chosen to team with motal enemy Randy Savage for the Lethal Lottery Battle Bowl. ~~~Ric Flair and Randy Savage beat Arn Anderson and Eddie Guerrero in the first round of the Lethal Lottery.
~~~The Public Enemy (Rocco Rock and Johnny Grunge) beat Ric Flair and Randy Savage in the second round by forfeit.
May 27, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair and Arn Anderson defeated The American Males (Marcus Bagwell and Scotty Riggs). ~~~Steve McMichael recruited Kevin Greene of the Carolina Panthers to battle Ric Flair and Arn Anderson.
June 3, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair and Arn Anderson defeated The RockNRoll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson).
June 10, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Sting and Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair and Arn Anderson by disqualification to retain the WCW Tag Team titles.
June 16, 1996 – Great American Bash: Ric Flair and Arn Anderson defeated Steve McMichael and Kevin Greene. ~~~Steve and Debra McMichael ended up turning on Kevin Greene, replacing Brian Pillman as the 4th IV Horsemen.
June 17, 1996 – WCW Nitro: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Randy “Macho Man” Savage.
July 1, 1996 – WCW Nitro: The Four Horsemen (w/Liz and Debra and Woman) defeated a team of jobbers led by the RnR Express. ~~~Ric Flair and Arn Anderson and Chris Benoit and Steve McMichael beat Joe Gomez and Renegade and Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson.
World championship Wrestling – WCW United States champion:
World championship Wrestling – The Horsemen vs nWo:
The IV Horsemen were given the chance to destroy WCW’s newest faction, the nWo, in the WARGAMES.
~~~Arn Anderson and Ric Flair recruited Lex Luger and Sting to help them against the new World order.
August 15, 1996 – WCW Clash of champions #33: Ric Flair defeated WCW World champion Hulk Hogan by disqualification.
September 15, 1996 – Fall Brawl: The nWo (Hogan, Hall, Nash, nWo Sting) beat Team WCW (Luger, Flair, Anderson, Sting). ~~~Speculation spread that the real Sting had defected to the nWo, but it was a fake Sting, however the real Sting was insulted and walked out!
November 1996: Ric Flair was stripped of the US Title when he was attacked by the nWo on Nitro.
~~~(Actually he was injured in a match with Kensuki Sasake in Japan and needed tim off for surgery).
World championship Wrestling – Return of the Nature Boy:
World championship Wrestling – Return of the Nature Boy:
October 4, 1998 – Nitro: Reid Flair (Ric’s teenaged son) pinned Eric Bischoff.
December 27, 1998 – Starrcade: Eric Bischoff defeated Ric Flair.
December 28, 1998 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Eric Bischoff for the Presidency of World championship Wrestling.
January 17, 1999 – Souled Out: Ric Flair and David Flair defeated Barry Windham and Curt Hennig.
January 18, 1999 – Nitro: David Flair (Ric’s oldest son) pinned Eric Bischoff.
February 21, 1999 – SuperBrawl IX: Hollywood Hulk Hogan defeated Nature Boy Ric Flair to retain the WCW title.
March 7, 1999 – Nitro: Ric Flair vs Bill Goldberg fought to a NO CONTEST.
March 14, 1999 – Uncensored: Ric Flair defeated Hulk Hogan in a “First Blood” match to capture the WCW title!
March 15, 1999 – Nitro: Hollywood Hogan and Kevin Nash defeated Ric Flair and Bill Goldberg..
March 21, 1999 – Nitro: Ric Flair (World champion) defeated Rey Mysterio (Cruiserweight champion).
April 5, 1999 – Nitro: Ric Flair vs Bill Goldberg vs Hollywood Hogan vs Diamond Dallas page was a NO CONTEST.
April 11, 1999 – Spring Stampede: Diamond Dallas Page beat Ric Flair, Sting and Hollywood Hogan to win the WCW title.
April 12, 1999 – Nitro: Sting defeated Ric Flair.
May 3, 1999 – Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Ric Flair to retain the World Heavywieght title.
May 9, 1999 – Slamboree: Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair by Disqualification.
May 17, 1999 – Nitro: Randy Savage and Madusa defeated Ric Flair and Charles Robinson.
June 14, 1999 – Great American Bash: Ric Flair defeated Roddy Piper to retain his position as President of WCW.
July 19, 1999 – Nitro: Sting defeated Ric Flair to win control of WCW.
September 27, 1999 – Nitro: Ric Flair and Bret Hart defeated Sting and Diamond Dallas Page and Lex Luger by disqualification.
October 4, 1999 – Nitro: Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan defeated Sting (World champion) and Lex Luger.
October 24, 1999 – Halloween Havoc: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Ric Flair in a “Strap Match”.
January 31, 2000 – Nitro: Jeff Jarrett and Creative Control defeated Ric Flair and Terry Funk and Sid Vicious (World champion).
February 14, 2000 – Nitro: Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair by disqualification.
February 16, 2000 – Thunder: Ric Flair and LEx Luger defeated Terry Funk and Dustin Rhodes.
February 20, 2000 – Superbrawl X: Ric Flair defeated Terry Funk in a “Texas Death Match”.
March 13, 2000 – Nitro: Ric Flair and Lex Luger defeated Hulk Hogan and Curt Hennig by Disqualification.
March 19, 2000 – Uncensored: Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair in a “Strap Match”.
April 10, 2000 – Nitro: Ric Flair and Shane Douglas fought to a No Contest.
April 16, 2000 – Spring Stampede: Shane Douglas and Buff Bagwell beat Ric Flair and Lex Luger to win the vacated Tag Titles.
April 24, 2000 – Nitro: KroniK (Brian Adams and Bryan Clarke) defeated Ric Flair and Lex Luger.
May 3, 2000 – Thunder: Ric Flair won a battle royal.
May 7, 2000 – Slamboree: Shane Douglas defeated Ric Flair.
May 15, 2000 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Jeff Jarrett to capture the WCW World Heavyweight title.
May 17, 2000 – Thunder: Ric Flair and Arn Anderson defeated David Flair and Crowbar and Daffney Unger.
May 29, 2000 – Nitro: Jeff Jarrett defeated Ric Flair to recapture the WCW World Heavyweight title.
May 31, 2000 – Thunder: David Flair and Vince Russo defeated Ric Flair and Reid Flair.
June 5, 2000 – Nitro: Vince Russo defeated Ric Flair in a “Steel Cage” match.
June 11, 2000 – Great American Bash: Ric Flair defeated David Flair (his son).
June 12, 2000 – Nitro: David Flair and Vince Russo defeated Ric Flair and Reid Flair (As a result, Ric Flair is forced to RETIRE).
World championship Wrestling – Back Again:
World Wrestling Entertainment – Whhoooo!:
November 19, 2001 – RAW: From Charlotte, North Carolina, Ric Flair, once again electrified Wrestling Fans all over the globe making a surprise return to the World Wrestling Federation with a HUGE announcement. The Nature Boy informed Vince McMahon that when Shane and Stephanie sold their WWF Stock, they sold it to him, and that means Vince and the Natureboy are Business Partners! Whhooo!!! Ric Flair then aligns himself with a face-turned Stone Cold Steve Austin to battle Vince McMahon and Kurt Angle.
January 21, 2002 – RAW: Ric Flair challenges Vince McMahon to a match at Royal Rumble 2002.
January 20, 2002 – Royal Rumble: Ric Flair defeats Vince McMahon in a Brutal Street Fight.
February 18, 2002 – RAW: The Undertaker challenges Ric Flair to a match at Wrestlemania. Flair declines, but Taker vows to change Flair’s mind.
March 7, 2002 – SmackDown!: The Undertaker attacked Arn Anderson and David Flair until Ric Flair accepted Undertaker’s challenge.
March 11, 2002 – RAW: Vince McMahon makes the Flair/Taker match a NO-disqualification!
March 14, 2002 – SmackDown!: The Undertaker defeated David Flair (Undertaker assaulted David Flair until Ric Flair made the save). ~~~Vince McMahon added his two cents and made the Ric Flair vs. The Undertaker match at WrestleMania 18 a NO-disqualification contest!
March 17, 2002 – Wrestlemania X-8: Ric Flair was defeated by the Undertaker, who improved his Wrestlemania winning streak to 10-0.
March 25, 2002 – RAW: Ric Flair picks his Roster during the WWF Draft.
April 1, 2002 – RAW: Ric Flair’s first show under the RAW brand was a major success. Flair presented Triple H with a new championship belt, and successfully signed Stone Cold Steve Austin. However the show ended with Austin stunning both Vince McMahon and Ric Flair.
April 6 2002 – OVW Spring Breakout: At an event for Ohio Valley Wrestling, Ric teams with his son, David, to defeat Prototype and Sean O’Haire.
April 21, 2002 – Backlash: Flair acts as referee in Austin vs Undertaker. Flair counts 1 2 3 with Austin’s foot on the ropes to give the Undertaker the win.
April 22, 2002 – RAW: Flair takes flack from everybody (Except the Undertaker, ironically) about his mistake at Backlash.
May 6, 2002 – RAW: Ric Flair finally turns on Steve Austin, joining the nWo..
May 13, 2002 – RAW: Flair books himself in a title match with Hollywood Hulk Hogan, Hogan wins after interference from nWo members, Bradshaw and Steve Austin, who made the difference.
May 19, 2002 – Judgement Day: Ric Flair and Big Show are defeated by Steve Austin in a Handicap match!
June 3, 2002 – RAW: Ric Flair loses a match to Stone Cold Steve Austin with a stipulation that the loser would be the winners personal assisstant.
June 10, 2002 – RAW: Flair comes to the ring and says he was there to ‘take it like man’. But Steve Austin didn’t show up tonight! Vince McMahon comes out and challenges Flair to a No Holds Barred match for 100% Ownership.. Flair accepts, but loses the match after losing a lot of blood!
June 17, 2002 – RAW: Comes out to the ring and says that he wants one last run in the ring. Flair is confronted by, and attacked by Eddie Guerrero and Chris Benoit.
June 23, 2002 – King of the Ring: Defeats Eddie Guerrero!
July 1, 2002 – RAW: Flair accepts an open challenge from Brock Lesnar. After a brutal back-and-forth match, Brock eventually overpowers Flair for the win!
July 8, 2002 – RAW: Flair defeats Steven Richards.
July 15, 2002 – RAW: Undertaker and Brock Lesnar defeat Rob Van Dam and Ric Flair.
July 29, 2002 – RAW: Ric Flair is defeated by The Rock in a non-title match. Great match with both competitors showing respect after the match. Flair gets on the microphone and says he has a major announcement to make. But before he can say anything, Chris Jericho sneaks up behind Flair and nails him with a steel chair!
August 5, 2002 – RAW: Flair gets a measure of revenge when he causes Jericho to lose a match to Rob Van Dam.
August 19, 2002 – RAW: Flair sneaks up behind Jericho and nails him with a trash can! A few minutes later, Jericho attacks Flair in the interview area busting Flair open. Jericho’s band, Fozzy, later performs on the RAW stage. After the song, a bloody Flair chases Jericho away and destroys the band’s equiptment!
August 25, 2002 – Summerslam: Ric Flair defeats Jericho with the figure four, but not without its controversy. Some say Flair tapped out during the match, but the referee was confused.
September 2, 2002 – RAW: Flair challenges Triple H for the new RAW World title, which was presented to HHH earlier. Later in the night, RVD and Ric Flair defeated HHH and Y2J in the main event, RVD got the frog splash and the pinfall on World champion Triple H!
September 16, 2002 – RAW: Flair is defeated by Rico. Later it looks like Flair is about to snap. stay tuned!
September 22, 2002 – Unforgiven: Flair loses to Jericho early in the night, but turns heel later by helping Triple H defeat Rob Van Dam.
September 23, 2002 – RAW: Triple H and Ric Flair defeat Rob Van Dam and Bubba Dudley.
October 20, 2002 – No Mercy: Ric Flair is pinned by Rob Van Dam following a big five-star-frog-splash!
October 21, 2002 – RAW: Rob Van Dam and Kane defeats Triple H and Ric Flair after RVD frog splashes Flair!
November 18, 2002 – RAW: Ric Flair was scheduled to fight Kane, but was saved by Dave Batista, who attacks Kane!
November 25, 2002 – RAW: Dave Batista defeats Kane after Ric Flair whacks Kane with a steel chair!
January 20, 2003 – RAW: Scott Steiner def Batista by disqualification when Ric Flair, Randy Orton, Batista and Triple H interfer and demolish Steiner.
March 17, 2003 – RAW: Before the event, Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair got into a minor scuffle backstage (not storyline 100% legit).
March 24, 2003 – RAW: Booker T and Goldust defeat Triple H and Ric Flair 6 days before Wrestlemania 19!!
April 14, 2003 – RAW: Hurricane and Booker T defeat Triple H and Ric Flair – Michaels/Jericho/Nash join in the brawl after.
April 27, 2003 – Backlash: Triple H/Chris Jericho/Ric Flair defeats Booker T/Shawn Michaels/Kevin Nash.
April 28, 2003 – RAW: Kane and Rob Van Dam defeat Triple H and Ric Flair to retain after Kevin Nash chased Triple H out of the arena.
May 12, 2003 – RAW: Ric Flair defeats the Hurricane but has his thunder stolen when Triple H comes out to steal the Spotlight.
May 19, 2003 – RAW: Triple H defeats Ric Flair in a thrilling match – whoo! – to retain the World title!! ~~~After the show, the entire RAW locker room emptied (including the McMahons) to honor Ric Flair in the ring. [
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May 26, 2003 – RAW: Triple H defeats Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels when Flair turned on Michaels and reformed the Evolution!
June 2, 2003 – RAW: Triple H/Ric Flair/Randy Orton defeat Kevin Nash/Shawn Michaels/Hurricane in a 6man tag.
June 15, 2003 – Bad Blood: Ric Flair defeated Shawn Michaels after Randy Orton interfered and whacked HBK with a chair!
June 23, 2003 – RAW: Shawn Michaels and Kevin Nash defeated Ric Flair and Randy Orton.
July 7, 2003 – RAW: Rob Van Dam and Bubba Dudley defeated Ric Flair and Randy Orton with help from Spike Dudley.
August 4, 2003 – RAW: Bill Goldberg beats Ric Flair by disqualification after Randy Orton, Triple H, HBK, Y2J and Kevin Nash run in!
August 11, 2003 – RAW: Bill Goldberg speared, jacknifed, and pinned Ric Flair, even with Randy Orton as the special referee. ~~~Shawn Michaels came down to stop Randy Orton from cheating, and superkicked him out cold!
September 1, 2003 – RAW: Bill Goldberg / Maven / Shawn Michaels beat Triple H / Ric Flair / Randy Orton.
September 8, 2003 – RAW: Bill Goldberg and Randy Orton vs Triple H and Ric Flair went to a NO CONTEST after triple-teaming Goldberg.
September 14, 2003 – Live Event: Triple H w/Randy Orton beat Ric Flair w/Arn Anderson in North Carolina.
September 29, 2003 – RAW: Shawn Michaels and Bill Goldberg beat Ric Flair and Randy Orton by disqualification when Rodney Mack interferes.
October 6, 2003 – RAW: Randy Orton and Ric Flair defeated Garrison Cade and Mark Jindrak.
October 13, 2003 – RAW: Maven pinned Rico, then Ric Flair ran to the ring and brutally attacked Maven with his crutch!! ~~~Later on, Bill Goldberg and Shawn Michaels defeated Randy Orton, Ric Flair and Mark Henry in a handicap match.
October 20, 2003 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Maven with a quick rollup and a hand full of tights.
October 27, 2003 – RAW: Mark Jindrak and Garrison Cade defeated Ric Flair and Randy Orton with a little help from Maven. November 9, 2003: Ric Flair takes a few days off the road after the death of his mother.
November 17, 2003 – RAW: Rob Van Dam defeated Ric Flair by disqualification when Randy Orton ran down and RKO’d RVD!
November 24, 2003 – RAW ROULETTE: Shawn Michaels and Chris Jericho defeated Batista and Ric Flair in the main event.
December 14, 2003 – Armageddon: Batista and Ric Flair won the Tag Team titles as surprise entrants in a Tag Team Turmoil match! ~~~Ric Flair becomes the only wrestler win the World and Tag Team titles in both the NWA/WCW and WWF/WWE.!
December 15, 2003 – RAW: Rob Van Dam and Shawn Michaels beat Triple H/Ric Flair/Batista (HBK pinned HHH).
December 29, 2003 – RAW: The Dudleyz lose to a paid of jobbers when guest referee Ric Flair disqualifications Bubba for using a closed fist!
Janaury 5, 2004 – RAW: Ric Flair and Batista defeated The Dudley Boyz to retain with help from Triple H!
January 25, 2004 – Royal Rumble: Ric Flair and Batista defeated the Dudleyz in a Tables match to retain the Tag titles.
February 2, 2004 – RAW: Ric Flair and Batista defeated Chris Jericho and Christian to retain the Tag Team titles!
February 9, 2004 – RAW: Chris Benoit defeated Ric Flair in a great match!
February 16, 2004 – RAW: Booker T and Rob Van Dam defeated Ric Flair and Batista to win the World Tag Team titles!
March 1, 2004 – RAW: Randy Orton and Batista beat Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit when Michaels and Benoit start fighting!
March 8, 2004 – RAW: Evolution (Randy Orton/Batista/Ric Flair) beat The Hurricane and Rosey in a handicap match.
March 14, 2004 – Wrestlemania XX: Evolution (Randy Orton/Batista/Ric Flair) beat Mick Foley and The Rock when Orton pinned Foley!
March 15, 2004 – RAW: Evolution (Randy Orton, Batista and Ric Flair) defeated Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit in a handicap match.
March 22, 2004 – Draft Lottery: Ric Flair and Batista defeated Booker T and Rob Van Dam to capture the World Tag Team titles! March 30, 2004: Ric Flair, Dustin Rhodes, Scott Hall and WWE are all being sued for sexual harassment after the
Plane Trip From Hell.
March 29, 2004 – RAW: Ric Flair and Batista defeated Chris Benoit and Shawn Michaels by disqualification with special guest referee Johnny Nitro. ~~~Benoit and Michaels had won the match, but Johnny Nitro changed his mind and ruled that Flair was not the legal man!
April 12, 2004 – RAW: Michaels and Foley and Benoit and Benjamin beat Evolution (HHH/Ric Flair/Randy Orton/Batista) in the main event.
April 18, 2004 – Backlash: Shelton Benjamin defeated Ric Flair with a clothesline from the top rope.
April 19, 2004 – RAW: Chris Benoit and Edge defeated Ric Flair and Batista to win the World Tag Team titles!
April 26, 2004 – RAW: Chris Benoit and Edge defeated Ric Flair and Batista to retain the World tag Team titles.
May 3, 2004 – RAW: Shelton Benjamin and Tajiri and Edge defeated Evolution (Triple H/Randy Orton/Batista). May 2003: Ric Flair wasn’t happen with his book, so it has been postponed so it can be rewritten.
May 24, 2004 – RAW: Edge defeated Ric Flair dispite interference from Randy Orton.
June 14, 2004 – RAW: Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho and Edge beat Randy Orton and Batista and Ric Flair in an “Elimination” match. ~~~Chris Benoit was the last man standing after eliminating Randy Orton with the Sharpshooter.
July 5, 2004 – RAW in Winnipeg: Ric Flair participated in Eugene’s game of “Musical Chairs” won by Chris Jericho. ~~~In the Main Event, Triple H and Ric Flair and Eugene Dinsmore defeated Chris Benoit and Edge (HHH pinned Benoit).
July 11, 2004 – Vengeance: La Resistance defeated Ric Flair and Eugene when Eugene got Disqualified.
July 12, 2003 – RAW: Ric Flair beat The Hurricane (Hurricane had punked out Flair earlier dissing his book, comparing it to Chyna’s).
August 2, 2004 – RAW: Chris Benoit and Chris Jericho and Edge vs Evolution (Randy Orton and Ric Flair and Batista).
August 23, 2004 – RAW: William Regal beat Ric Flair after whacking him with a set of brass knuckles.
August 30, 2004 – RAW: Chris Benoit defeated Ric Flair by disqualification after Batista interfered.
September 6, 2004 – RAW: Chris Benoit and William Regal and Rhyno and Tajiri beat Ric Flair and Batista and La Resistance.
September 12, 2004 – Unforgiven: Chris Benoit and William Regal defeated Ric Flair and Batista.
September 13, 2004 – RAW: Randy Orton beat Evolution by disqualification in a 3-on-1 match (Shelton Benjamin and Chris Benoit made the save!)
September 20, 2004 – RAW: Chris Benoit and Randy Orton and Shelton Benjamin beat Evolution (Triple H and Ric Flair and Batista).
September 27, 2004 – RAW: Randy Orton confronts Ric Flair about being remembered only for kissing Triple H’s ass. ~~~Randy Orton challenged Ric Flair to stand up to Triple H and proove that he is a true legend in professional wrestling.
~~~Batista defeated Randy Orton in a “No disqualification” match after Ric Flair decided to stick with Evolution and turn on Orton!
October 4, 2004 – RAW: Ric Flair cut a promo on Randy Orton and used some “unscripted” lines which didn’t set well backstage. ~~~During the Ric Flair promo, he used terminology about “making virgins bleed” which reportedly infuriated Vince McMahon.
~~~Vince McMahon fumed backstage until Ric Flair walked through the curtain and was yelled at by the BOSS.
October 11, 2004 – RAW: Shawn Michaels and Chris Benoit and Edge defeated Evolution (Triple H and Ric Flair and Batista). ~~~Edge stole the pinfall on Triple H from Shawn Michaels and celebrated as if he had done all of the work.
October 18, 2004 – RAW: Evolution (Ric Flair and Batista) defeated Randy Orton and Chris Jericho.
October 19, 2004 – Taboo Tuesday: Randy Orton defeated Ric Flair in a “Steel Cage” match || They shook hands after the match! ~~~Ric Flair was widely considered the star of the show, putting on a memorable performance in the Main Event slot.
October 25, 2004 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Randy Orton with help from Triple H (Therefor Orton never gets a title shot). ~~~The entire babyface lockerroom came out and stood up to Evolution, concluding with Randy Orton RKOing Triple H!
November 1, 2004 – RAW: Randy Orton and Chris Jericho and Maven defeated Evolution (Ric Flair and Batista).
November 29, 2004 – RAW: “Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Jerry “The King” Lawler in a LEGENDS MATCH.
December 27, 2004 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Val Venis in a match taped for HEAT.
January 30, 2005 – Royal Rumble: Ric Flair entered at #30 but was eliminated by Edge.
January 31, 2005 – RAW: Randy Orton and Shawn Michaels defeated Triple H and Ric Flair w/Batista.
February 7, 2005 – RAW in Japan: Shawn Michaels defeated Ric Flair after hitting the Sweet Chin Music. February 25, 2005 – Live Event @ MSG: Randy Orton and Batista beat Triple H and Ric Flair (Birthday Boy) in a Steel Cage Match.
March 7, 2005 – RAW: Batista defeated Ric Flair (HHH attacked with a sledgehammed but Batista pulled it away and HHH retreated).
May 9, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Tyson Tomko w/Christian to earn the right to face Christian next week!
May 16, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair, with a small cut on his forehead, pinned Christian with his feet on the ropes! ~~~After the match, Christian and Tyson Tomko assulted Ric Flair until Batista ran down to make the save!
May 23, 2005 – RAW: Batista defeated Edge w/Lita to retain the World title (Ric Flair helped stop Christian and Tomko from interfering). ~~~After the match, Triple H made his return, and Ric Flair low-blowed Batista and HHH destroyed Batista with a sledgehammer!!!
World Wrestling Entertainment – Flair vs Carlito Cool:
June 27, 2005 – RAW: Kurt Angle defeated Ric Flair in an amazing match that showed Flair can still GO!
August 22, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair was a guest in Carlito’s Cabana and they got into a fight when Carlito insulted The Nature Boy! August 26, 2005 – WWE in Puerto Rico: Carlito Cool hosted a special edition of his Cabana with his father Carlos Colon as his guest!
~~~Carlito Cool had the audacity to spit an apple in his father’s face, bringing out Ric Flair to make the save!
August 29, 2005 – RAW: Shawn Michaels was on Carlito’s Cabana and was double-teamed by Carlito Cool and Chris Masters. ~~~Ric Flair made the save, setting up a tag match, but Ric Flair was later attacked by a “mystery man” and was taken to hospital.
~~~A bloody Ric Flair returned during the match but ended up submitting to the Masterlock and losing the match for Michaels.
September 5, 2005 – RAW: Ashley Massaro was a guest on Carlito’s Cabana, Carlito harassed her until Ric Flair made the save!
September 12, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Chris Masters by disqualification when Carlito Cool interfered (Shawn Michaels made the save!).
September 18, 2005 – Unforgiven: Ric Flair defeated Carlito Cool to capture the Intercontinental title for the 1st time ever! ~~~Ric Flair said it was great to win the IC Title but he wished the great Triple H was there to see it.
~~~Ric Flair left in a limo with four strippers, but not before popping some pills (Viagra) ready to party.
September 19, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Carlito Cool by Figure-four submission to retain the Intercontinental title. ~~~Maria Kanellis interviewed Ric Flair afterwards, but Flair was brutally attacked by Carlito Cool and Chris Masters.
September 26, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair cut an important promo, hyping the return of his “best friend” Triple H next week!
World Wrestling Entertainment – Flair vs Triple H:
October 3, 2005 – WWE Homecoming: Triple H and Ric Flair defeated Chris Masters and Carlito Cool in an exciting tag team match. ~~~During the match, Ric Flair repeatedly saved his partner Triple H from being sneak attacked by Carlito and Masters.
~~~Ric Flair presented Triple H with a sledge hammer after the match and hugged him, celebrating HHH’s triumphant return to RAW!
~~~Triple H viciously turned on Ric Flair, for reasons yet to be explained, smashing the sledgehammer over Flair’s forehead!
~~~Triple H continued the assault for over ten minutes, ending backstage when HHH pushed Flair into a limo and it drove away.
October 10, 2005 – RAW: Triple H cut a long promo on Ric Flair, saying he was a shell of his former self and nothing without HIM.
October 17, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair cut a fantastic promo on Triple H, busting his own forehead open and covering himself with blood! ~~~A bloodied Ric Flair called out Triple H for a fight, but then chased him backstage with a baseball bat in his hand!
October 24, 2005 – RAW: Triple H vs Viscera didn’t happen because Ric Flair attacked Triple H before the match!
October 31, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair vowed to kick Triple H’s ass and begged the fans to put them in a Steel Cage!
November 1, 2005 – Taboo Tuesday: Ric Flair defeated Triple H in a Steel Cage to retain the Intercontinental title. ~~~Fans Chose What Kind Of Match: 1) Regular Match (4%), 2) Submissions (13%), or 3) Steel Cage (83%).
November 7, 2005 – RAW: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Rob Conway to retain the Intercontinental title.. ~~~Triple H sat on the stage in a lounge chair watching the match and then viciously attacked Ric Flair after the finish.
November 14, 2005 – RAW Eddie Guerrero Tribute: Ric Flair defeated William Regal by Submission in a unique old school match!
November 21, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair defeating Trevor Murdoch while pulling the tights (Murdoch protested afterwards).
November 27, 2005 – Survivor Series: Triple H defeated Ric Flair in 27:00 in a brutal, vicious, bloody Last Man Standing match! ~~~Ric Flair was down for the 10-count and was stretchered out with the impression that his career was over.
Ric Flair’s WEEK FROM HELL::
May 2005: Ric Flair’s wife (Beth Fleihr) filed for divorce, claiming her husband kicked, slapped, bit and choked her..
~~~Beth Fleihr also claimed that her husband was abusing alcohol, as well as steriods, as reasons for the divorce.
November 28, 2005: WSOC TV in Charlotte reported that Ric Flair was facing assault charges after a road rage incident on 11/23.
November 27, 2005: Ric Flair posted $1,000 bond in Mecklenburg County regarding the road rage charge and had his mug shot done.
WSOCTV.com (Charlotte News) reported that Ric Flair was facing more accusations of violence, and this time from his wife Beth.
December 5, 2005 – RAW: Edge and Lita went on a verbal assault Ric Flair after Flair “backed out” due to some “legal advice”.
December 12, 2005 – RAW: Kurt Angle defeated Ric Flair in an “Elimination Chamber Qualifying” match. ~~~After the match, Edge and Lita taunted Ric Flair by saying the only fights he can win are out on the highways.
December 19, 2005 – RAW from Afganistan: Ric Flair defeated The Coach to retain the Intercontinental title! December 26, 2005: Ric Flair’s personal problems were covered in a feature article in the National Examiner (Tabloid Magazine).
December 26, 2005 – RAW: Edge and Lita made a mochery out of Ric Flair, then Flair came to the ring and attacked them!
January 2, 2006 – RAW: Edge played a video of himself dressed as Ric Flair making fun of Flair’s road rage allegations.
January 8, 2006 – New Year’s Revolution: Ric Flair defeated Edge w/Lita by disqualification to retain the Intercontinental title.
January 9, 2006 – RAW: Edge and Lita vowed to celebrate by having SEX live in the ring and pulled in RAW highest rating in months. ~~~After several minutes of stripping and teasing, and Lita’s breast becoming accidentally exposed, Ric Flair interrupted the show!
~~~Ric Flair attacked Edge and they brawled around the ring until Edge took him out with a 1-man conchairto to Ric Flair’s head!
~~~John Cena ran down and chased Edge away, but found himself alone in the ring with Lita, who was hiding under the covers.
~~~John Cena gave Edge a chance to come down and rescue his girlfriend, before Cena picked up Lita and gave her an F-U!!!!
World Wrestling Entertainment – Industructable:
January 16, 2006 – RAW: Edge w/Lita defeated Ric Flair in a hellacious Tables/Ladders/Chairs match to retain the WWE Title!! ~~~Flair, whose daughter was in the front row, took multiple bumps off the ladder and through a table at the hands of Edge!
January 23, 2006 – RAW: John Cena and Mystery Partner (Ric Flair) defeated Edge and Mystery Partner (Chris Masters).
January 29, 2006 – Royal Rumble: Ric Flair entered at #5 but was quickly eliminated by Triple H in about 2 minutes.
February 6, 2006 – RAW: Triple H defeated Ric Flair to advance in the Road to WM22 Tournament.
February 20, 2006 – RAW: Shelton Benjamin w/Mama Benjamin defeated Ric Flair to win the Intercontinental title! February 25, 2006 – Live Event (RAW):
February 27, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Carlito Cool in a Money in the Bank Qualifying Match.
March 6, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Shelton Benjamin by disqualification (Shelton retains Intercontinental title).
March 27, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair and Shelton Benjamin and Rob Van Dam had a verbal and physical confrontation in the ring.According to Dave Meltzer’s Wrestling Observer Newsletter, due to an on-going legal battle with Jim Crockett, WWE can no longer use the trademarked name ‘Ric Flair’ from this point forward. Until this matter is settled, the WWE-trademarked name, ‘Rick Flair’ will be used.
April 2, 2006 – WrestleMania 22: RVD beat Benjamin and Flair and Finlay and Lashley and Hardy in a Money in the Bank Ladder match.
April 3, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair was attacked by UMAGA, who was accompanied by his agent Armando Alejandro Estrada. April 2006: Ric Flair will be out of action for several weeks after undergoing lens restoration surgery.
May 16, 2006: All charges against Ric Flair for the road rage incident were dropped when the alleged victims didn’t show up.
April 30, 2006 – Backlash: Umaga w/Armando Alejandro Estrada defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Mick Foley vs Ric Flair:
June 12, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair confronted Mick Foley and they set up a “2/3 Falls” wrestling match for Vengeance PPV.
June 19, 2006 – RAW: Edge defeated Ric Flair with help from Mick Foley and Lita (Rob Van Dam made the save and sneak-attacked Edge!).
June 25, 2006 – Vengeance: Ric Flair defeated Mick Foley in a 2/3 Falls match in two straight falls by Disqualification. ~~~Mick Foley got himself Disqualified for using a trash can lid and then destroyed Ric Flair with a barbed wire baseball bat!
June 26, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair cut a promo on Mick Foley and vowed revenge for what happened at Vengeance.
July 10, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair challenged Mick Foley to a Hardcore match – Foley appeared on the big screen to decline. ~~~Paul Heyman showed up instead along with new ECW champion The Big Show to challenge Flair to a match at ECW on Sci-FI!
July 11, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: The Big Show defeated Ric Flair (who took a beating) to retain the ECW World Heavyweight title.
July 17, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair continued to challenge Mick Foley but instead got into a scuffle with Johnny Nitro and Melina.
July 24, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair and John Cena defeated Edge w/Lita and Johnny Nitro w/Melina in a main event tag match..
July 31, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair and Mick Foley took their feud to whole new levels by cutting very intense promo on each other.
August 7, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair and Mick Foley had another heated confrontation with Flair goading Foley into accepting his challenge!
August 14, 2005 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Johnny Nitro w/Melina Perez by disqualification when Mick Foley interfered..
August 15, 2006 – ECW on Sci Fi: Mick Foley had a “three way dance” with Kelly and Melina until Ric Flair showed up to attack Foley!
August 20, 2006 – Summerslam: Ric Flair defeated Mick Foley in an “I Quit” match when Foley said “I Quit” to save Melina Perez.
August 21, 2006 – RAW: Randy Orton pinned Ric Flair but continued the assault afterwards resulting in a reversal by the referee. September 9, 2006 – DSW Six Flags: “Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Montel Vontavious Porter.
September 11, 2006 – RAW: Umaga w/Armando Alejandro Estrada defeated Ric Flair by Disqualification..
World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair vs The Spirit Squad:
September 18, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Johnny Jeter with The Spirit Squad cheering for him on the stage.
September 25, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Mikey Mondo despite The Spirit Squad constantly interfering.
October 9, 2006 – RAW: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair w/The Flair Squad defeated “I admit it, I suck!” Mitch w/The Spirit Squad.. ~~~The “Flair Squad” consisted of pro-wrestling legends: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Ted DiBiase, IRS (Mike Rotundo) and Arn Anderson!
October 23, 2006 – RAW: Kenny Doane (w/All Four Members of the Spirit Squad) defeated Ric Flair w/The Flair Squad. ~~~This week the “Flair Squad” consisted of pro-wrestling legends: “Rowdy” Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter and Dusty Rhodes!
October 30, 2006 – RAW: Roddy Piper, Sgt. Slaughter and Dusty Rhodes cut promo say why they should be Ric Flair’s tag partner.
November 5, 2006 – Cyber Sunday: Fans Chose Flair’s Partner: 1) Sgt. Slaughter – 2) Roddy Piper (45%) – 3) Dusty Rhodes (36%). ~~~”The Nature Boy” Ric Flair and “Rowdy” Roddy Piper defeated The Spirit Squad (Kenny and Mikey) to win the Tag Team titles!
November 6, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair and Roddy Piper defeated Randy Orton and Edge w/Lita with help from Degeneration-X.
November 13, 2006 – RAW: Randy Orton and Edge defeated Ric Flair and Roddy Piper to win the World Tag Team titles! ~~~Roddy Piper was “taken out” before the match due to a legitimate injury so Ric Flair had to defend the titles alone.
November 20, 2006 – RAW: John Cena and Ric Flair and HHH and HBK defeated Edge and Randy Orton and Kenny Doane and The Big Show.
November 26, 2006 – Survivor Series: The Flair Squad defeated The Spirit Squad in a Survivor Series Elimination match. ~~~Ric Flair and Dusty Rhodes and Sgt. Slaughter and Ron Simmons defeated The Spirit Squad (Kenny and Mikey and Johnny and Nicky).
November 27, 2006 – RAW: DX (Triple H and Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair) defeated The Spirit Squad (all five members). ~~~Later that night: Ric Flair was attacked and viciously bloodied by Edge and Randy Orton thus writing Flair out of storylines!
December 11, 2006 – RAW: Triple H defeated Edge by disqualification after Randy Orton, Shawn Michaels, Kenny and Ric Flair interfered.. ~~~DX (Triple H and Shawn Michaels) and Ric Flair defeated Rated RKO (Edge and Randy Orton) and Kenny Doane in a Six-Man-Tag.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair vs Kenny Dykstra:
December 18, 2006 – RAW: Ric Flair participated in a 30-Man #1 Contenders Battle Royal which was won by Edge. ~~~Kenny Dykstra (new last name) defeated Ric Flair (Ric Flair tried to shake Kenny’s hand but he refused to do it).
January 1, 2007 – RAW: Kenny Dykstra and Chris Masters defeated Ric Flair and Carlito Cool w/Torrie Wilson.
January 7, 2007 – New Year’s Revolution: Kenny Dykstra defeated “Nature Boy” Ric Flair with a low-blow and an inside cradle.
January 8, 2007 – RAW: Jeff Hardy defeated Kenny Dykstra with help from Ric Flair to retain the Intercontinental title!
January 15, 2007 – RAW: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Kenny Dykstra by pinfall with his feet on the ropes.
January 28, 2007 – Royal Rumble: Ric Flair entered the Royal Rumble at #1 but was eliminated by Edge after only a few minutes.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair and Carlito Cool:
February 5, 2007 – RAW: IC champion Jeff Hardy defeated Ric Flair in a match where if Flair won he would get a title shot. ~~~As Carlito and Torrie were leaving, Ric Flair stopped them and yelled at Carlito for not staying to watch the main event.
February 12, 2007 – RAW: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Carlito Cool w/Torrie Wilson with an inside cradle.
February 19, 2007 – RAW: Ric Flair and Carlito Cool w/Torrie Wilson defeated Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch.
February 26, 2007 – RAW: Carlito Cool w/Torrie Wilson defeated Kenny Dykstra (Ric Flair applauds from the stage).
March 5, 2007 – RAW: Ric Flair vs Carlito Cool ended in a No Contest in a Money in the Bank Qualifying match.
March 12, 2007 – RAW: Randy Orton defeated Ric Flair and Carlito Cool in a 3-WAY Elimination Money in the Bank Qualifying match. ~~~Ric Flair and Carlito Cool worked together but eventually Carlito turned on Flair with a Back-cracker causing Flair to get eliminated.
March 19, 2007 – RAW: Ric Flair participated in a Last Chance Battle Royal MITB Qualifying Match (which was won by Edge). ~~~Flair and Carlito were the final two. Carlito eliminated Flair. Edge (who faked an injury) eliminated Flair to steal the victory!
March 26, 2007 – RAW: The Great Khali defeated “Nature Boy” Ric Flair by disqualification when Carlito Cool interfered..
April 1, 2007 – WrestleMania 23: Ric Flair and Carlito Cool defeated Gregory Helms and Chavo Guerrero in a dark match.
April 2, 2007 – RAW: Ric Flair and Carlito Cool w/Torrie Wilson defeated Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas.
April 9, 2007 – RAW: Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch defeated Carlito Cool and Ric Flair.
April 16, 2007 – RAW (Italy): World’s Greatest Tag Team (Shelton Benjamin and Charlie Haas) defeated Ric Flair and Carlito Cool. April 18, 2007 – House Show: Ric Flair defeated Johnny Nitro.
April 23, 2007 – RAW (England): The Great Khali defeated Carlito Cool – (Carlito yelled at Ric Flair after the match).
April 30, 2007 – RAW: The World’s Greatest Tag Team defeated Ric Flair and Carlito Cool w/Torrie Wilson by Countout. ~~~Carlito Cool turned heel and attacked Ric Flair during the match…. Ric Flair got up and intensely fought back!!
World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair vs. Carlito Cool:
May 14, 2007 – RAW: Carlito Cool defeated Val Venis (Ric Flair showed up afterwards but Carlito ran away).
May 20, 2007 – Judgment Day: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Carlito Cool by Submission with the Figure-4 Leglock!
May 21, 2007 – RAW: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair vs. Carlito Cool in a Grudge match ended in a Double Countout. ~~~After the match: Carlito delivered two Backcrackers on Ric Flair on the floor and then spit apple in his face!
May 28, 2007 – RAW: Carlito and Victoria defeated Ric Flair and Torrie Wilson when Carlito gave Torrie the Backstabber!
June 4, 2007 – RAW: “The Legend Killer” Randy Orton defeated “The Legend” Ric Flair after giving Flair a vicious beating!
World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair on SmackDown!:
June 11, 2007 – RAW (Draft Special): “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair was drafted to the SmackDown! brand..
June 11, 2007 – RAW: The Mr. McMahon “character” was tragically killed when his private limousine exploded into a ball of flames.
June 15, 2007 – SmackDown!: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated World Heavyweight champion Edge by Disqualification. ~~~Montel Vontavious Porter interfered and double-teamed Ric Flair with Edge until Batista ran down to make the save!
June 22, 2007 – SmackDown!: Batista and Ric Flair defeated Edge and Montel Vontavious Porter (Batista pinned Edge). June 23, 2007 – House Show: World heavyweight champion Edge defeated Ric Flair to retain the title.
June 24, 2007 – Vengeance: Montel Vontavious Porter defeated Ric Flair to retain the WWE United States title. July 28, 2007 – House Show: Ric Flair defeated Chris Masters.
June 29, 2007 – SmackDown!: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair (SmackDown!) defeated Carlito Cool (RAW) by Submission.
July 6, 2007 – SmackDown!: Fit Finlay defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair by Submission with help from Hornswoggle. July 2007: Ric Flair was out of action with a problem with his inner ear which dates back to the original injury in 1992.
July 27, 2007 – SmackDown!: Ric Flair and Matt Hardy defeated Montel Vontavious Porter and Chris Masters.
August 3, 2007 – SmackDown!: Batista and Ric Flair defeated Deuce and Domino w/Cherry by Disqualification. ~~~Before the match: Cherry had “implied” sexual relations with “Nature Boy” Ric Flair in Batista’s locker room.
August 10, 2007 – SmackDown!: World Heavyweight champion The Great Khali defeated Ric Flair with the Iron Claw.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair: Career Threatening Matches:
November 26, 2007 – RAW: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair appeared in his hometown of Charlotte to make an huge announcement. ~~~Ric Flair teased the fans that he was going to retire but then snapped out of it and declared “I WILL NEVER RETIRE!!!”
~~~Vince McMahon interrupted and said Ric Flair had to keep winning matches or else his wrestling career will be over!
~~~MAIN EVENT: Ric Flair defeated WWE champion Randy Orton in a Non-title match with a low-blow and help from Y2J.
December 10, 2007 – RAW 15th Anniversary: Evolution (Triple H and Batista and Ric Flair) beat Randy Orton and Edge and Umaga by disqualification.
December 17, 2007 – RAW: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Umaga by Countout to keep his career alive.
December 21, 2007 – SmackDown!: Ric Flair cut an in-ring promo about his match with Triple H on the 12/31 episode of RAW.
December 31, 2007 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Triple H by disqualification after William Regal came down and whacked HHH with brass knux!. ~~~The stipulation was if Triple H lost he would lose his spot in the Royal Rumble and if Ric Flair lost his career would be over.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair vs. Montel Vontavious Porter (Career Threatening Match):
January 14, 2008 – RAW: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated “General Manager” William Regal in a Career Threatening Match.
January 18, 2008 – SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter had Ric Flair in the VIP Lounge to hype their match at Royal Rumble. January 19, 2008 – House Show: Ric Flair defeated Mark Henry by count-out in a Career Threatening Match.
January 25, 2008 – SmackDown!: Montel Vontavious Porter cut another promo repeating that he would retire “Nature Boy” Ric Flair ~~~Ric Flair came out to the stage and put Montel Vontavious Porter over with praise but said he wasn’t ready to retire WOOOO!
January 27, 2008 – Royal Rumble: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Montel Vontavious Porter by Figure-4 Leglock Submission.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair vs. Mr. Kennedy (Career Threatening Match):
January 28, 2008 – RAW: Mr. Kennedy challenged Ric Flair to a match at No Way Out and vowed to end Flair’s career. ~~~Ric Flair came out and said he had two things to say to Mr. Kennedy… “Good Luck.. and WOOOOOOOO!”
February 1, 2008 – SmackDown!: Ric Flair defeated Montel Vontavious Porter by disqualification after MVP viciously assaulted Ric Flair’s knee!
February 4, 2008 – RAW: Mr. Kennedy arrogantly offered to give “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair a chance to forfeit next week. February 10, 2008 – House Show: Ric Flair defeated William Regal in a Career Threatening Match.
February 11, 2008 – RAW: Ric Flair refused to forfeit to Mr. Kennedy – WOOOOO! – but then Mr. Kennedy clipped Flair’s knee!
February 17, 2008 – No Way Out: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Mr. Kennedy by Submission in a Career Threatening Match.
World Wrestling Entertainment – The Road To WrestleMania and The Hall of Fame:
Fenruary 18, 2008 – RAW: Shawn Michaels announced the first inductee in the Class of 2008 WWE Hall of Fame – Ric Flair!!
February 19, 2008 – ECW on Sci-Fi: C.M. Punk and “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeated Shelton Benjamin and Elijah Burke.
February 25, 2008 – RAW: Shawn Michaels defeated Lance Cade by Disqualification after Trevor Murdoch interfered. ~~~After the match: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair came down and challenged Shawn Michaels to a match at WrestleMania 24.
~~~Shawn Michaels said he was honored but declined because he didn’t want to be known as the guy who retired Ric Flair.
March 3, 2008 – RAW: Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair defeated Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch with a pair of figure-4 leglocks. ~~~After the match: Shawn Michaels said he didn’t want to be known as the guy who finally retired “the Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
~~~Shawn Michaels said HE was THE SHOWSTOPPER and if Ric Flair keeps pushing it will be HIS show that is stopped.
March 7, 2008 – SmackDown!: Edge had Ric Flair on the Cutting Edge and set up a Handicap Cage match for next week.
March 10, 2008 – RAW: Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels agreed to a match at WrestleMania 24 and promised to steal the show. ~~~Shawn Michaels then said he would be at SmackDown! on Friday to help Ric Flair against Edge and The Edgeheads.
March 14, 2008 – SmackDown!: Edge and The Edgeheads and Chavo Guerrero beat Ric Flair and Shawn Michaels in a Cage match.
March 17, 2008 – RAW: Ric Flair defeated Vince McMahon in a Career Threatening Street Fight with help from Shawn Michaels.
March 24, 2008 – RAW: Ric Flair confronted Shawn Michaels about interfering last week even though he asked him to stay away. ~~~MAIN EVENT: John Cena and Triple H and Shawn Michaels and Ric Flair defeated JBL and The Big Show and Umaga and Randy Orton.
~~~This match was all for Flair, as chaos broke loose, eliminating everybody, leaving Flair to submit Randy Orton with the Figure-4.
World Wrestling Entertainment – A Weekend of Drama and Emotions:
March 29, 2008 – WWE Hall of Fame: Triple H inducted Ric Flair into the WWE Hall of Fame in Orlando, Florida.
March 30, 2008 – WrestleMania 24: Shawn Michaels defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in a Career Threatening match. ~~~After a phenomenal match; Shawn Michaels said “I’m Sorry, I love you” and put the Nature Boy away with a super-kick!
~~~Shawn Michaels left while an emotional Ric Flair soaked it all in enjoying the crowd appreciation along with his family.
March 31, 2008 – RAW: The WWE gave Ric Flair an extremely classy and emotional “Farewell Ceremony” in the middle of ring. ~~~Ric Flair came out looking confident and declared that he wrestled his very last match at
WrestleMania 24. ~~~Ric Flair promised that he will never wrestle again and he is not sad and fans should rejoice his career.
~~~Ric Flair said even though he lost last night, he lost to a great great great wrestler and a better man.
~~~Ric Flair said he’s been crying off and on all day and he thanked the fans for making him what he is today.
~~~Ric Flair said “WOOO!” and tried to leave but Triple H’s music hit and
Triple H joined his friend in the ring. ~~~Ric Flair (who wasn’t in on this) finally started to cry as Triple H said more people want to say thank you.
~~~Triple H said he loves Ric Flair and thanked him before getting down and doing the “I’m not worthy” gesture.
~~~Triple H said a few other people wanted to say thank you, and he then held up the famous
Four Horsemen sign. ~~~
Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham, and JJ Dillon came out and hugged their leader, the Nature Boy! ~~~
Batista came out next and hugged his mentor. Followed by Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat! Next Harley Race! ~~~
Greg “The Hammer” Valentine, Dean Malenko, Chris Jericho, John Cena, then Ric Flair’s family came out. ~~~The Nature Boy had regained his compure but broke down once again at the sight of his wife and four children.
“The Heartbreak Kid” came out and cried along with Ric Flair as they embraced in the crowded ring. ~~~Triple H said they could keep it going all night, and then the entire
WWE roster showed up to pay tribute. ~~~The WWE wrestlers started a “Thank You, Ric” chant until the entire building was chanting
THANK YOU, RIC!
After the show went off the air; the Undertaker and Vince McMahon both came out to show respect for Ric Flair.
WWE – Retirement:
April 2008: Ric Flair disappeared from WWE TV, while Shawn Michaels started a feud with Batista stemming from Flair’s retirement.
May 19, 2008 – RAW: Ric Flair (WWE) accepted an award from the GI Film Festival for the annual “Tribute to the Troops” broadcast.
June 16, 2008 – RAW: Chris Jericho taunted the absent Shawn Michaels until he was confronted by.. “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair! ~~~Ric Flair tried to pick a fight with Chris Jericho in the parking lot but Triple H got in the way and confronted Chris Jericho.
~~~MAIN EVENT: WWE champion Triple H defeated Chris Jericho by Disqualification in a Non-title match.
June 23, 2008 – 2008 WWE Draft: Ric Flair helped Vince McMahon give away $100,000 to Donna from Selden, New York – WOOOOO! August 2008: Ric Flair left the WWE so that he could make appearances for independent organizations and fan conventions.
A Flair for Independence:
August 23, 2008 – Global championship Wrestling: Ric Flair did an autograph session and took pictures with fans.
October 4, 2008: Ric Flair made a special appearance where he was presented with his NWA Hall of Fame induction award.
October 18, 2008 – 1 Pro Wrestling (3rd Anniversary): Ric Flair made a surprise appearance where he talk to wrestling fans.
~~~The Nature Boy said wrestling was the best sport in the world and he also encouraged fans to not give up on their dream.
October 20, 2008: Ric Flair became the storyline General Manager of the World Stars of Wrestling in Gondomar, Portugal.
December 6, 2008 – Highspots presents “The Nature Boy” – Ric Flair gave an emotional speech in the middle of the ring.
~~~Reid Flair (debut) and David Flair w/Ric Flair defeated The Nasty Boys w/Jimmy Hart) with special guest referee Hulk Hogan.
~~~The match ended with all three Flair’s doing figure-4 leglocks on the Nasty Boys and Hart while Hogan “turned his head”.
December 8, 2008 – RAW (Slammy Awards): Shawn Michaels vs. Ric Flair at WrestleMania won the Slammy for “Match of the Year”!
Ric Flair won for “Most Inspirational” in the 2008 Online World of Wrestling Year-End Awards.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair vs. Chris Jericho:
January 26, 2009 – RAW: Chris Jericho cut a promo on Mickey Rourke, saying he was offended by the movie “The Wrestler.”
February 2, 2009 – RAW: They announced that Ric Flair would be on RAW next week to confront Chris Jericho in person!
February 9, 2009 – RAW: Ric Flair cut a promo on Chris Jericho and then got into a physical altercation with Jericho. February 21, 2009 – MACW: David Flair and Ricky Morton (sub for Reid Flair) w/Ric Flair beat Rikki Nelson and Buff Bagwell.
March 9, 2009 – RAW: Kofi Kingston defeated Chris Jericho in a Money in the Bank Qualifier after distraction from Ric Flair!
March 16, 2009 – RAW: Chris Jericho was confronted in the ring by Ric Flair, Roddy Piper, Jimmy Snuka, and Ricky Steamboat!
March 23, 2009 – RAW: Chris Jericho brutally assaulted Ric Flair, bloodying him, and smashing his prized gold wrist watch.
April 4, 2009 – WWE Hall of Fame: Ricky Steamboat was officially inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame by his friend Ric Flair.
April 5, 2009 – WrestleMania 25: Chris Jericho defeated Legends (Jimmy Snuka and Ricky Steamboat and Roddy Piper w/Ric Flair). ~~~Jericho beat Snuka.. Jericho beat Piper.. Jericho beat Steamboat (who looked great).. Jericho then beat the crap out of Flair!
~~~Chris Jericho challenged Hollywood actor Mickey Rourke to come into the ring and fight – Rourke knocked Jericho out cold!
Ring of Honor:
March 13, 2009 – Ring of Honor: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair debuted and was confronted by ROH champion Nigel McGuinness. ~~~Brent Albright defeated ROH World champion Nigel McGuinness by disqualification after Claudio Castagnoli attacked Albright at ringside.
~~~Claudio Castagnoli and Nigel McGuinness double-teamed Brent Albright until Ric Flair (seated at ringside) made the save!
April 9, 2009 – Ring of Honor: ROH ambassador Ric Flair congratulated Jerry Lynn on winning the ROH World Title. ~~~Jerry Lynn was confronted by Austin Aries. Ric Flair announced that Jerry Lynn would be defending his ROH Title
~~~Jerry Lynn defeated American Dragon and Tyler Black and Austin Aries in a 4-WAY to retain the ROH World title.
May 15, 2009 – Mid-Atlantic championship Wrestling: David Flair and Ricky Morton w/Ric Flair beat Buff Bagwell and Rikki Nelson.
May 29, 2009 – ROH HDTV Taping: Ric Flair announced that he was stepping down as ROH Ambassador to return to the WWE.
June 12, 2009 – Ring of Honor: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair praised Ring of Honor and then left the building.
June 13, 2009 – Ring of Honor: “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair praised Ring of Honor and then left the building.
World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair (itching for a return to the ring):
May 17, 2009 – Judgment Day: Batista defeated WWE champion Randy Orton after an intentional disqualification by Orton. ~~~Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes joined Orton a post match beat-down of Batista until “Nature Boy” Ric Flair made the save!
May 18, 2009 – RAW: Batista and John Cena defeated Randy Orton and Cody Rhodes and Ted DiBiase Jr. with help from Ric Flair.
May 25, 2009 – RAW: Ric Flair called out Randy Orton – and Orton slapped Flair and bailed out while Batista held Flair back.
June 1, 2009 – RAW: Ric Flair challenged Randy Orton to fight him in the parking lot, but ended ended up inside a steel cage. ~~~Flair held his own until Ted DiBiase and Cody Rhodes joined in and locked Orton and Flair inside the cage as Batista watched.
~~~Randy Orton taunted Batista from the other side of the cage and lined up Flair for a devastating punt kick to the head!
Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair (Hulkamania Tour of Australia):
Total Nonstop Action:
January 4, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Ric Flair made a shocking debut to meet privately with TNA World Heavyweight champion A.J. Styles.
January 14, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Ric Flair showed up again and had his eye on TNA World Heavyweight champion A.J. Styles.
January 17, 2010 – TNA Genesis: A.J. Styles defeated Kurt Angle to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title. ~~~Ric Flair threw the belt in the ring and Styles smashed Angle in the face with it before pinning him while pulling the tights.
January 21, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Ric Flair turned World Heavyweight champion A.J. styles into the NEW Nature Boy! ~~~Hulk Hogan gave Angle another title shot – A.J. Styles defeated Kurt Angle to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title!
~~~It was a screwjob finish with referee Earl Hebner.. Hulk Hogan came down and Kurt Angle spit in his face and QUIT TNA!
January 28, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: TNA World champion A.J. Styles showed up acting like a fool with Ric Flair and four prostitutes.
February 4, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Pope D’Angelo Dinero beat TNA World champion A.J Styles w/Ric Flair in a Non-title match. ~~~Samoa Joe ran down and prevented a post-match beatdown, and cut a heated promo on Flair and Styles to hype their title match.
February 11, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Samoa Joe got into an intense verbal and physical altercation with A.J. Styles and Ric Flair.
February 14, 2010 – TNA Against All Odds: A.J. Styles w/Ric Flair defeated Samoa Joe to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title.
Total Nonstop Action – A.J. Styles and Ric Flair vs. Hulk Hogan and Abyss:
February 18, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Pope D’Angelo Dinero had an intense in-ring altercation with A.J Styles and Ric Flair ~~~The Pope focused on Flair, and the altercation turned physical, with Styles/Flair stomping Pope’s ankle between a chair!
February 25, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: A.J. Styles and Ric Flair got into a confrontation with Abyss and Hulk Hogan to set up a future match!
March 4, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff forced A.J. Styles to defend his TNA World Heavyweight title in a 4-WAY match. ~~~A.J. Styles (w/Ric Flair) defeated Pope D’Angelo Dinero and “The Monster” Abyss and Desmond Wolfe (w/Chelsea) to retain.
~~~After the match; Styles, Flair, and Wolfe attacked The Pope and Abyss until Hulk Hogan hobbled down to fight with Ric Flair!
~~~Hulk Hogan bloodied Ric Flair with a shot from a barbed wire bat and declared that the blood will flow this Monday on iMPACT!
March 8, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Hulk Hogan and Abyss vs. A.J. Styles and Ric Flair went to a No Contest when Sting returned to TNA! ~~~Sting stood between the two teams as the crowd roared.. but suddenly turned heel and smashed Hulk Hogan with his baseball bat!
~~~RESTART: Hulk Hogan and Abyss defeated A.J. Styles and Ric Flair in a bloodbath – (Abyss pinned TNA champion A.J. Styles).
~~Desmond Wolfe joined Styles/Flair in a post-match assault. . The Pope tried to help, but failed. . Finally Jeff Hardy made the save!
March 15, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Jeff Hardy defeated TNA World Heavyweight champion A.J. Styles w/Ric Flair in a Non-title match. ~~~After the match; Abyss went after A.J. Styles (who fled) – so Abyss choke-slammed Ric Flair through the elevated entrance ramp!
March 21, 2010 – TNA Destination X: TNA World Heavyweight champion A.J. Styles w/Ric Flair vs. Abyss ended in a No Contest. ~~~Ric Flair w/Chelsea was in a wheelchair, but managed to interfere repeatedly until Hulk Hogan came down to put a stop to it!
~~~Referee Earl Hebner threw the match out after Abyss choke-slammed Styles through the ring – and then all hell broke loose.
~~~Desmond Wolfe ran down and bumped for Abyss and Hogan before falling into the hole, followed by Ric Flair falling in as well.
Total Nonstop Action – Lethal Lockdown:
March 22, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: They set up Team Hogan (captain Abyss) vs. Team Flair (captain Sting) in a Lethal Lockdown.
April 12, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Abyss was run down by someone in the parking lot – which turned out to be Desmond Wolfe. ~~~A.J. Styles (w/Ric Flair) and Desmond Wolfe (w/Chelsea) vs. Pope D’Angelo Dinero and Abyss never really got started.
April 18, 2010 – TNA Lockdown: Rob Van Dam defeated “Cowboy” James Storm to win the advantage in the Lethal Lockdown. ~~~A.J. Styles w/Ric Flair defeated Pope D’Angelo Dinero with a pen to the eye to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title..
~~~Team Hogan defeated Team Flair in the Lethal Lockdown match after interference by Ric Flair, Hulk Hogan, and Eric Bischoff.
~~~Team Hogan consisted of Abyss and Jeff Jarrett and Rob Van Dam and Jeff Hardy w/”The Immortal” Hulk Hogan.
~~~Team Flair consisted of Sting and Desmond Wolfe and Robert Roode and James Storm w/Ric Flair and Chelsea.
~~~The finish saw Eric Bischoff come down and hand Hulk Hogan some brass knuckles so he could knock out Ric Flair!
Total Nonstop Action – “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair vs. “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal
April 19, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Ric Flair challenged Abyss to a one on one match for the hall of fame rings, Abyss accepted.
April 26, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: “The Monster” Abyss defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair to win Flair’s Hall of Fame ring!
May 3, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Hulk Hogan gave Ric Flair’s HOF ring to Jay Lethal, who suddenly began impersonating the Nature Boy. ~~~Ric Flair confronted Jay Lethal saying he felt disrespected, so Lethal showed respect by giving Flair his Hall of Fame ring back.
~~~Ric Flair slapped Jay Lethal accross the face and a fight broke out until Flair’s troop interfered – Team 3-D and RVD made the save!
May 16, 2010 – TNA Sacrifice: Rob Van Dam defeated A.J. Styles w/Ric Flair to retain the TNA World Heavyweight title.
Total Nonstop Action – “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair vs. “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal continues
May 20, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Rob Van Dam and Jay Lethal defeated Beer Money Inc (Robert Roode and James Storm). ~~~After the match; Ric Flair attacked Jay Lethal and Sting (who was disguised a fan in the front row) attacked Rob Van Dam.
~~~Later that night, Ric Flair agreed to mentor Frankie Kazarian, taking him under his wing by applauding his main event victory.
May 27, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Frankie Kazarian defeated “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal after distraction from Ric Flair. ~~~After the match, Ric Flair attacked Jay Lethal, soon joined by A.J. Styles, but Kazarian got up and began argueing with Styles!
~~~Jay Lethal drop-kicked both Kazarian and Styles out of the ring – and the Nature Boy was livid about his two protege’s screwing up.
June 3, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Jay Lethal defeated A.J. Styles and Frankie Kazarian in a 3-WAY with Ric Flair watching from ringside. ~~~A.J. Styles and Frankie Kazarian bickered like two brothers trying to get the attention of their father (Ric Flair) – Lethal pinned Styles.
~~~After the match, an angry Ric Flair told A.J. Styles to “go home and regroup because he is not in his good graces right now”.
~~~Kurt Angle then showed up to confront Ric Flair and also hype his Slammiversary match with #10 Ranked Frankie Kazarian.
June 13, 2010 – TNA Slammiversary: “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal defeated “The Phenomenal” A.J. Styles w/Nature Boy Ric Flair.
Total Nonstop Action – “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair vs. “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal continues
June 17, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Ric Flair started a faction called “Fortune” and challenged his men to step up and earn their spot! ~~~Ric Flair was talking to A.J. Styles, Frankie Kazarian, Desmond Wolfe, and Beer Money Inc. (Robert Roode and James Storm).
June 24, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Jay Lethal defeated (Frankie) Kazarian (Ric Flair and A.J. Styles attacked Lethal’s brother backstage).
July 1, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: #6 ranked Samoa Joe defeated #4 ranked A.J. Styles (w/Ric Flair and Frankie Kazarian) by submission.. ~~~A.J. Styles noticed Kazarian laughing at him, so he challenged him to a match next week and he accepted with Flair’s blessing.
~~~LATER THAT NIGHT: Jay Lethal called out Flair/Styles, but got Matt Morgan instead.. Jay Lethal defeated Matt Morgan.
July 8, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Styles vs. Kazarian ended in a No Contest when Ric Flair ordered them to co-exist and form Fortune. ~~~Later that night; Jay Lethal had an intense in-ring confrontation with Ric Flair to hype their big match at the Victory Road PPV.
July 11, 2010 – TNA Victory Road: “Black Machismo” Jay Lethal defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair with a figure-four-leg-lock!
Total Nonstop Action – The formation of “Fortune”
Total Nonstop Action – EV2.0 vs. FORTUNE:
August 12, 2010 – The Whole F’n Show: Tommy Dreamer (with his EV2.0 brothers) were attacked and destroyed by FORTUNE! ~~~EV2.0 = Dreamer, Foley, Stevie Richards, Team 3-D, Rhino, Tony Luke, Guido Maritato, Sabu, Bill Alfonso, Sandman, and Raven.
~~~FORTUNE = Ric Flair, A.J. Styles, Frankie Kazarian, Robert Roode, James Storm, Douglas Williams, Matt Morgan, and Abyss.
August 19, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Ric Flair and Fortune bragged about destroying EV2.0 and then Dixie Carter signed them all to contracts! ~~~Hulk Hogan and Jeff Jarrett confronted Kevin Nash and Sting in the ring but all four were attacked and destroyed by Ric Flair and Fortune!
August 26, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Dixie Carter suspended Ric Flair for 90 days without pay and Flair and Fortune threw a fit it the ring! ~~~Flair threatened Dixie Carter, causing her husband (Serge) to hit the ring and Fortune beat him up! Hogan reversed the suspension.
~~~Kurt Angle and Jeff Hardy and Mr. Anderson and The Pope beat A.J. Styles and Kazarian and Douglas Williams and Matt Morgan w/Ric Flair.
September 2, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Fortune w/Ric Flair defeated EV2.0 and Brian Kendrick w/Mick Foley in an 8-Man Elimination Match. ~~~A.J. Styles and Kazarian and Robert Roode and James Storm defeated Tommy Dreamer and Rhino and Sabu and Brian Kendrick [sub for Foley]
Total Nonstop Action – EV2.0 vs. FORTUNE (Continued):
September 16, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Tommy Dreamer (in a suit) called out Fortune and praised each member of the group one at a time. ~~~A.J. Styles briefly praised Dreamer, but then Fortune snapped and destroyed him – Brian Kendrick attempted to protect Dreamer.
September 23, 2010 – Live Event: Kurt Angle defeated Ric Flair.
September 30, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Mick Foley and Ric Flair had am amazing in-ring confrontation to set up a Last Man Standing match.
October 7, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Mick Foley defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair in an outstanding Last Man Standing Match.
October 10, 2010 – TNA Bound For Glory: EV2.0 w/Mick Foley defeated Fortune w/Ric Flair in a Lethal Lockdown Steel Cage Match. ~~~EV2.0 = Tommy Dreamer and Stevie Richards and Raven and The War Machine Rhino and Sabu w/Mick Foley.
~~~Fortune = A.J. Styles and Frankie Kazarian and Robert Roode and James Storm and Matt Morgan w/Ric Flair.
Total Nonstop Action – EV2.0 vs. FORTUNE (Continued):
October 14, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Hulk Hogan’s “Immortal” formed an unbeatable alliance with Ric Flair’s “Fortune” faction. ~~~Fortune (A.J. Styles and Kazarian and Beer Money and Douglas Williams w/Flair) defeated Pope D’Angelo Dinero in a Handicap match.
October 21, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair took control of the show while Hulk Hogan was out recoving from surgery.
October 28, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Ric Flair broke up a big fight between six Knockouts and set up a big tag team match later on the show.
November 4, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Frankie Kazarian defeatred Douglas Williams – (Ric Flair made both men shake hands after the match).
November 7, 2010 – TNA Turning Point: Fortune w/Ric Flair defeated EV2.0 – (Fortune chose to fire SABU after the match). ~~~ Fortune = A.J. Styles and Frankie Kazarian and Robert Roode and James Storm and Douglas Williams w/Ric Flair.
~~~ EV2.0 = Raven and The War Machine Rhino and Sabu and Stevie Richards and Brian Kendrick (injured his knee).
~~~ Ric Flair cut a promo saying he hated the Sheik and was glad Sabu was gone from the company.
Total Nonstop Action – IMMORTAL and FORTUNE:
Ric Flair and Eric Bischoff controled Immortal while Hulk Hogan enjoyed his part-time status with Total Nonstop Action.
November 18, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Matt Morgan defeated a bloody Ric Flair with help from Doug Williams and Carbon Footprint!
November 25, 2010 – TNA iMPACT: Hulk Hogan, Eric Bischoff, and Ric Flair had a Thankgiving party all-night for Immortal and Fortune. ~~~Bischoff invited former president of TNA, Dixie Carter, to join them so they could gloat about having taken the company away from her.
~~~Dixie Carter showed up and served Hulk Hogan with legal documents which put an injunction on all of his activities in TNA immediately.
Total Nonstop Action – IMMORTAL and FORTUNE:
Total Nonstop Action – IMMORTAL and FORTUNE:
January 13, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Matt Morgan defeated TNA Television champion The Monster Abyss w/Ric Flair in a non-title match. ~~~After the match, Abyss was attacked backstage by newcomer Crimson, who had a warning for Immortal that “THEY” were coming.
~~~Abyss freaked out and reported what happened to Eric Bischoff and Ric Flair, who thought Abyss was just having flashbacks.
January 20, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Matt Morgan defeated “The Freak” Rob Terry w/Ric Flair in five seconds with the Carbon Footprint. ~~~Matt Morgan attacked Ric Flair until the save was made by Abyss – leading to a triple team assault by Flair, Abyss, and Big Rob Terry.
~~~LATER: The show ended with Abyss coming out on stage and collapsing, revealing that the spiked 2X4 was stuck in his spine!
~~~Crimson came out onto the stage wearing a suit and red tie to publicly announce that “THEY” were coming on February 3rd!
January 29, 2011 – TNA House Show: Ric Flair (bloody) defeated Doug Williams in London, England.
Ric Flair missed a set of IMPACT Tapings after returning from Europe, possibly due to an “incident” that occured while on tour.
February 3, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Fortune revealed themselves to be “THEY” and joined Angle, Crimson, and Steiner’s group.
Total Nonstop Action – IMMORTAL:
During Ric Flair’s absense, the faction known as Fortune (A.J. Styles, Kazarian, Bobby Roode, and James Storm) split from IMMORTAL.
February 17, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Ric Flair returned to TNA, only to turn on FORTUNE and align himself with IMMORTAL.
February 24, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Ric Flair and A.J. Styles had an in-ring confrontation which ended with Hernandez attacking Styles! ~~~Styles kept fighting back and getting his hands on the Nature Boy, only to be repeatedly attacked and taken down by Hernandez.
March 10, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Ric Flair and Matt Hardy defeated A.J. Styles in a “2-on-1” Street Fight.
March 13, 2011 – Victory Road: A.J. Styles defeated Matt Hardy – [On his way out, A.J. stunned Ric Flair with a low-blow!!]
Total Nonstop Action – Lethal Lockdown:
March 17, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: AJ Styles vs. Bully Ray vs. Mr. Anderson vs. Rob Van Dam for the #1 contendership ended in a no contest.
~~~After the match, Ric Flair came out and low blowed AJ Styles, allowing Bully Ray to power bomb him off the stage through a table!
March 24, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Ric Flair came out with Matt Hardy and Bully Ray and called them two of the greatest tag team wrestlers ever.
~~~Fortune came out and attacked Matt Hardy, Bully Ray, and Ric Flair! Robert Roode chopped the crap out of Ric Flair in the corner!
~~~Beer Money Inc. went for the DWI on Flair, but the lights went out and The Monster Abyss came out and saved the Nature Boy!
March 31, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Matt Hardy, Abyss, and Bully Ray w/ Ric Flair fought Sting, Mr. Anderson, and RVD to a no contest in a steel cage match.
~~~Ric Flair pulled Rob Van Dam’s pony tail through the cage allowing Bully Ray to get the upper hand, and then chased off the camera man!
~~~After the match, Fortune and Immortal brawl in the steel cage, and Flair locked the door allowing Immortal to get the upper hand!
~~~Christopher Daniels came out and jumped off the cage taking out Immortal!
~~~Ric Flair asked who that was that just got involved in Immortal’s business and called him a 140 pound loser!
April 7, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Fortune and Christopher Daniels come out only to be interupted by Ric Flair, Bully Ray, Matt Hardy, and Abyss.
~~~Ric Flair told Christopher Daniels he has no idea who he was and hasn’t seen him coming or going anywhere!
~~~Ric Flair told Daniels that he and Hulk Hogan have talked, and he’s not under contract to TNA so he should hit the bricks!
~~~Christopher Daniels told Ric Flair that he appreciated the thought, but he can jam it straight up his ass!
April 14, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Matt Hardy w/Immortal and Ric Flair defeated Kazarian w/ Fortune
~~~Before the match started, the referee threw out Immortal and Ric Flair! Flair took off his coat and it’s on!
April 17, 2011 – Lockdown: Fortune defeated Immortal in a Lethal Lockdown Steel Cage Match.
~~~Fortune = Christopher Daniels, Robert Roode, James Storm, and Frankie Kazarian.
~~~Immortal = Matt Hardy, Bully Ray, Abyss, and Ric Flair.
Total Nonstop Action – Immortal:
May 5, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Sting told Hulk Hogan that next week, a Spike TV Executive will show up live on IMPACT!
~~~Hulk Hogan started to act paranoid about who it could be and started to believe it was Ric Flair!
May 12, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Ric Flair returned to IMPACT and strutted into Hulk Hogan’s office.
~~~Hulk Hogan called Ric Flair a son of a bitch and said he knew that the Nature Boy was the Spike TV Executive.
~~~Ric Flair told Hulk he’s crazy and Eric Bischoff calmed everyone down. Hogan apologizes to Flair for blowing up.
May 12, 2011 – TNA has released Ric Flair.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling:
September 15, 2011 – TNA IMPACT: Sting defeated Ric Flair.
World Wrestling Entertainment:
December 17, 2012 – RAW: Ric Flair presented the Superstar of the Year award to John Cena, who then gave the award to Ric Flair.
January 14, 2013 – RAW: Ric Flair was the special guest on The Miz TV.
February 24, 2013 – NXT Live Event: Summer Rae and Charlotte (w/ Ric Flair) defeated Sasha Banks and Paige.
March 4, 2013 – RAW: The Miz w/ Ric Flair defeated Dolph Ziggler.
July 18, 2013 – NXT: Charlotte (Debut) w/ Ric Flair defeated Bayley.