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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);

Career Highlights

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.

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 :

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.
  • ~~~Freebird 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.
  • Challengers: 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 Doom
  • October 27, 1990 – Halloween Havoc: Doom (Ron Simmons and Butch Reed) vs. Ric Flair and Arn Anderson ended in a no Contest.
  • November 20, 1990 – 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.
  • January 30, 1991 – Clash of the Champions 14: WCW world heavyweight champion Ric Flair vs. Scott Steiner ended in a draw to retain the title.
  • February 9, 1991 – Worldwide: Ric Flair defeated Mike Hart.

World championship Wrestling:

  • By 1991; World championship Wrestling had virtually separated from the National Wrestling Alliance.
  • February 24, 1991 – WrestleWar: Larry Zbyszko & The Four Horsemen (Barry Windham, Ric Flair & Sid Vicious) defeated Flyin’ Brian, Sting & The Steiner Brothers (Rick Steiner & Scott Steiner) in war games match.
  • March 21, 1991 – NJPW: 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.
  • April 13, 1991 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Flyin’ Brian by DQ.
  • May 19, 1991 – Superbrawl: Ric Flair defeated Tatsumi Fujinami to win his 9th NWA World Heavyweight title in St. Petersburg.
  • June 5, 1991 – Worldwide: Ric Flair defeated Jamie Meadows.
  • June 12, 1991 – Clash of the Champions 15: WCW world heavyweight champion Ric Flair defeated Beautiful Bobby in a best 2 out of 3 falls match to retain.
  • 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.

Transition:

  • 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”.
  • September 28, 1991 – Superstars: Ric Flair vs. Mark Thomas ended in a no contest.
  • October 19, 1991 – Superstars: Ric Flair defeated Ron Cumberledge.
  • November 27, 1991 – Survivor Series: Ric Flair, Ted DiBiase, The Mountie & The Warlord defeated Bret Hart, Roddy Piper, The British Bulldog & Virgil in a tag team elimination match.
  • November 30, 1991 – Superstars: Ric Flair defeated Glen Ruth.
  • December 8, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Ric Flair defeated Phil Apollo.
  • December 21, 1991 – Superstars: Ric Flair defeated Brian Walsh.
  • December 29, 1991 – Wrestling Challenge: Ric Flair defeated Larry Ludden.
  • 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 3, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Ric Flair defeated Jim Powers.
  • May 9, 1992 – Superstars: Ric Flair defeated Sgt. Slaughter.
  • July 6, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Ric Flair defeated Dale Wolfe.
  • July 12, 1992 – Wrestling Challenge: Ric Flair defeated Jason Knight.
  • July 18, 1992 – Superstars: Ric Flair defeated Glen Ruth.
  • August 29, 1992 – Superstars: Ric Flair defeated Joey Maggs.
  • August 29, 1992 – SummerSlam: Ric Flair and Mr. Perfect intefered in the WWF title match between Randy Savage and Ultimate Warrior.
  • September 1, 1992 – Prime Time Wrestling: 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 17, 1993 – Wrestling Challenge: Ric Flair defeated Jim Powers.
  • 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.
  • February 5, 1993 – House Show: Ric Flair defeated The Big Bossman.
  • February 6-8, 1993 – House Show: Bret Hart defeated Ric Flair to retain the WWE title.
  • February 11, 1993 – House Show: The Undertaker defeated Ric Flair.
  • Ric Flair then returned to World championship Wrestling.

World championship Wrestling – The Return of the Nature Boy:

  • June 17, 1993 – Clash of the Champions 23: Arn Anderson and Ric Flair defeated Flyin’ Brian and Stunning Steve by disqualification.
  • July 18, 1993 – Beach Blast: Ric Flair recaptured the NWA Heavyweight title by defeating Barry Windham.
  • August 18, 1993 – Clash of the Champions 24: Ric Flair and Sting defeated Awesome Kong and King Kong.
  • August 21, 1993 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Sting by count-out.
  • September 4, 1993 – Worldwide: Ric Flair defeated Big Sky.
  • September 4, 1993 – Saturday Night: Davey Boy Smith, Ric Flair & Sting vs. Harlem Heat (Kane & Kole) & Sid Vicious ended in a no contest.
  • September 18, 1993 – Saturday Night: Dustin Rhodes and Ric Flair defeated Rick Rude and Sid Vicious by disqualification.
  • September 19, 1993 – Fall Brawl: Rick Rude defeated Ric Flair to win the NWA World Heavyweight title.
  • October 9, 1993 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Yoshi Kwan.
  • October 24, 1993 – Halloween Havoc: Ric Rude defeated Ric Flair by DQ.
  • October 30, 1993 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Sid Vicious by DQ.
  • November 20, 1993 – Saturday Night: Arn Anderson and Ric Flair vs. Vader and Steve Austin ended in a no contest.
  • November 27, 1993 – Saturday Night: Ricky Steamboat and Ric Flair defeated Bobby Eaton and The Equalizer.
  • December 11, 1993 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Kole.
  • December 25, 1993 – Worldwide: Ric Flair defeated King Kong.
  • December 27, 1993 – Starrcade: Ric Flair defeated Vader to win the WCW World title for the second time.
  • January 22, 1994 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair, Sting and The Boss defeated Rick Rude, Ron Simmons and Steve Austin.
  • January 27, 1994 – Clash of the Champions 26: Ric Flair and Sting defeated Rick Rude and Vader in a tag team elimination match.
  • February 5, 1994 – Worldwide: Ric Flair defeated Bob Cook.
  • February 20, 1994 – Superbrawl: WCW world heavyweight champion Ric Flair defeated Vader in a thunder cage match to retain the title.
  • March 26, 1994 – Worldwide: Ric Flair defeated Tony Mella.
  • April 30, 1994 – Worldwide: Lord Steven Regal defeated Ric Flair.
  • May 7, 1994 – Worldwide: Ric Flair vs. Lord Steven Regal ended in a draw.
  • May 14, 1994 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat to win the vacant world heavyweight title.
  • June 18, 1994 – Worldwide: Ric Flair defeated Lord Steven Regal.
  • June 23, 1994 – Clash of the Champions 27: Ric Flair defeated Sting for the WCW International Title unifying it with the World title.
  • July 9, 1994 – Saturday Night: Sting defeated Ric Flair by disqualification.
  • July 17, 1994 – Bash at the Beach: Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair to win the WCW World Title.
  • July 24, 1994 – Worldwide: Ricky Steamboat defeated Ric Flair by DQ.
  • July 30, 1994 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair and Steve Austin defeated Sting and Ricky Steamboat.
  • August 6, 1994 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair vs. Terry Taylor ended in a no contest.
  • 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.
  • April 22, 1995 – Saturday Night: Arn Anderson and Ric Flair defeated Tim Horner and Brad Armstrong a dark match.
  • April 29, 1995 – WCW/NJPW: Antonio Inoki defeated Ric Flair.
  • May 3, 1995 – NJPW: Ric Flair defeated Hiroshi Hase.
  • May 14, 1995 – Main Event: Ric Flair defeated the Patriot in the 1st round.
  • May 20, 1995 – Worldwide: Ric Flair and Vader defeated Los Dos Amigos.
  • May 21, 1995 – Slamboree: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated Big Van Vader and Ric Flair.
  • June 3, 1995 – Saturday Night: Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair ended in a no contest in the 2nd round.
  • June 10, 1995 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Alex Wright.
  • 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.
  • July 29, 1995 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Marcus Alexander Bagwell.
  • August 4, 1995 – WCW Clash of champions #31: Big Van Vader defeated Arn Anderson and Ric Flair in a handicap match.
  • August 11, 1995 – NJPW: Masahiro Chono vs. Ric Flair ended in a 30 minutes time limit draw.
  • August 12, 1995 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Alex Wright.
  • August 12, 1995 – NJPW: Ric Flair defeated Shiro Koshinaka.
  • August 13, 1995 – NJPW: Keiji Muto defeated Ric Flair.
  • August 14, 1995 – NJPW: Ric Flair defeated Hiroyoshi Tenzan.
  • August 26, 1995 – Worldwide: Ric Flair defeated Tim Horner.
  • ~~~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 11, 1995 – Nitro: Johnny B. Badd defeated Ric Flair in a dark match.
  • 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.
  • September 30, 1995 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Frankie Lancanster.
  • October 2, 1995 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Arn Anderson by disqualification.
  • October 7, 1995 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Bunkhouse Buck.
  • 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 28, 1995 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair and Sting defeated Lt. James Earl Wright and Sgt. Buddy Lee Parker.
  • 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 13, 1995 – NJPW: Ric Flair defeated Osamu Nishimura.
  • November 14, 1995 – NJPW: Keiji Muto and Sting defeated Arn Anderson and Ric Flair.
  • November 18, 1995 – Worldwide: Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson, Brian Pillman & Ric Flair) defeated Dave Sullivan, Joey Maggs & Mr. JL.
  • November 26, 1995 – World War III: Sting defeated Ric Flair via Deathlock submission in a “Grudge Match”. Ric Flair was also in the 3 ring battle royal won by Randy Savage.
  • 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 13, 1996 – Saturday Night: WCW heavyweight champion Ric Flair defeated Sting to retain the title.
  • 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 27, 1996 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Alex Wright.
  • January 29, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Hulk Hogan.
  • February 3, 1996 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair defeated Dean Malenko.
  • February 5, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Marcus Bagwell by submission.
  • February 10, 1996 – Worldwide: Arn Anderson and Ric Flair defeated Otis Apollo and Rick Garcia.
  • 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 17, 1996 – Saturday Night: Arn Anderson and Ric Flair defeated The Nasty Boys.
  • 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 2, 1996 – Saturday Night: WCW heavyweight champion Ric Flair defeated Sting by disqualification to retain the title.
  • March 9, 1996 – Saturday Night: Arn Anderson, Kevin Sullivan & Ric Flair defeated Sgt. Craig Pittman & The American Males (Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs).
  • March 11, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hogan and Savage and Booty Man beat Flair and Anderson and Sullivan in a Lumberjack-Strap Match.
  • March 18, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage defeated Ric Flair and Kevin Sullivan by disqualification in a Texas-Tornado Match.
  • March 23, 1996 – Saturday Night: WCW heavyweight champion Ric Flair defeated Sgt. Craig Pittman to retain the title.
  • 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 choke slammed him then choke slammed Arn Anderson!

World championship Wrestling – The Horsemen vs. Steve McMichael:

  • March 30, 1996 – Saturday Night: WCW world heavyweight champion Ric Flair defeated Dick Slater to retain the title.
  • April 1, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Lex Luger to retain the WCW World Heavyweight Title.
  • April 13, 1996 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair & The Giant defeated The American Males (Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs).
  • 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 13, 1996 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated VK Wallstreet.
  • 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 20, 1996 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Eddie Guerrero.
  • 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 1, 1996 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair and Arn Anderson defeated Steve and Scott Armstrong.
  • 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:

  • July 7, 1996 – Bash at the Beach: Ric Flair defeated Konnan to win the U.S. Title for the sixth time.
  • July 8, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Jim Powers by Submission to retain the WCW United States Title.
  • July 13, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit & Ric Flair) defeated Alex Wright, Mark Starr & The Cobra.
  • July 15, 1996 – WCW Nitro: Ric Flair was over in Japan with Sting, Randy Savage and The Giant so he missed this Nitro.
  • July 16, 1996 – NJPW: Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage.
  • July 17, 1996 – NJPW: IWGP heavyweight champion Shinya Hashimoto defeated Ric Flair to retain the title.

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.
  • July 27, 1996 – Saturday Night: The Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit, Ric Flair & Steve McMichael) defeated The American Males (Marcus Alexander Bagwell & Scotty Riggs), Chavo Guerrero Jr. & Jim Powers.
  • July 29, 1996 – Nitro: Lex Luger, Sting and Randy Savage vs. Ric Flair, Chris Benoit and Steve McMichael ended in a no contest.
  • August 3, 1996 – Saturday Night: United States champion Ric Flair defeated Dean Malenko to retain the title.
  • August 5, 1996 – Nitro: The Booty Man defeated United States champion Ric Flair by disqualification. Ric Flair retains.
  • August 15, 1996 – WCW Clash of champions #33: Ric Flair defeated WCW World champion Hulk Hogan by disqualification.
  • August 17, 1996 – Saturday Night: Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit, Ric Flair & Steve McMichael) defeated High Voltage, Joe Gomez & The Renegade (Kenny Kaos & Robbie Rage).
  • August 24, 1996 – Saturday Night: WCW United States champion Ric Flair defeated Dean Malenko to retain the title.
  • August 26, 1996 – Nitro: Arn Anderson and Ric Flair defeated The RockNRoll Express (Ricky Morton and Robert Gibson).
  • September 2, 1996 – Nitro: The Four Horsemen (Arn Anderson, Chris Benoit, Ric Flair & Steve McMichael) defeated The Dungeon Of Doom (Big Bubba Rogers, Kevin Sullivan, Meng & The Barbarian).
  • 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!
  • September 16, 1996 – Nitro: Ric Flair and Arn Anderson defeated Chris Jericho and Marcus Alexander Bagwell.
  • September 19, 1996 – NJPW: Kurasawa defeated Ric Flair.
  • September 20, 1996 – NJPW: Ric Flair defeated Tatsumi Fujinami in the 1st round.
  • September 21, 1996 – NJPW: Kensuke Sasaki defeated Ric Flair in the quarter-finals.
  • 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:

  • March 10, 1997 – Nitro: The IV Horsemen took on Roddy Piper as a partner.
  • May 18, 1997 – Slamboree: Ric Flair and Roddy Piper and Kevin Greene defeated Kevin Nash and Scott Hall and Syxx.
  • May 19, 1997 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Syxx by disqualification.
  • June 2, 1997 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Scott Hall by disqualification.
  • June 9, 1997 – Nitro: Ric Flair and Roddy Piper defeated tag team champions Kevin Nash and Scott Hall by disqualification. Nash and Hall retains.
  • June 15, 1997 – Great American Bash: The Outsiders (Nash/Hall) beat Ric Flair and Roddy Piper to retain their titles.
  • ~~~Ric Flair chased Syxx away from ringside leaving Roddy Piper alone in the ring against the Outsiders.
  • June 16 – Nitro: Roddy Piper confronted Ric Flair about leaving him high and dry against the Outsiders.
  • ~~~Roddy Piper asked Ric Flair to choose between him and the IV Horsemen – Flair choose the Horsemen attacked Piper!
  • June 28, 1997 – Saturday Night: Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair.
  • June 30, 1997 – Nitro: The Four Horsemen (Chris Benoit, Ric Flair & Steve McMichael) defeated The nWo (Buff Bagwell, Masahiro Chono & Scott Norton) by disqualification.
  • July 13, 1997 – Bash at the Beach: Roddy Piper defeated Ric Flair.
  • July 14, 1997 – Nitro: WCW United States champion Jeff Jarrett defeated Ric Flair by disqualification to retain the title.
  • July 21, 1997 – Nitro: WCW tag team champions Kevin Nash and Scott Hall defeated Ric Flair and Chris Benoit to retain the titles.
  • July 28, 1997 – Nitro: Ric Flair and Curt Hennig defeated Buff Bagwell and Scott Norton.
  • August 4, 1997 – Nitro: Diamond Dallas Page defeated Ric Flair by DQ.
  • August 16, 1997 – Saturday Night: Ric Flair and Curt Hennig defeated Mortis and Wrath.
  • August 18, 1997 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Syxx by disqualification.
  • August 21, 1997 – WCW Clash of champions #35: Ric Flair and Curt Hennig defeated Konnan and Syxx.
  • September 8, 1997 – Nitro: Curt Hennig and Ric Flair defeated Buff Bagwell and Kanyon.
  • September 14, 1997 – Fall Brawl: The nWo defeated the IV Horsemen in “War Games” when Curt Hennig turned on the Horsemen!
  • October 26, 1997 – Halloween Havoc: Curt Hennig defeated Ric Flair by disqualification to retain the United States title.
  • October 27, 1997 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Randy Savage by disqualification.
  • November 3, 1997 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Alex Wright.
  • November 10, 1997 – Nitro: Lex Luger defeated Ric Flair by disqualification.
  • November 23, 1997 – World War III: Curt Hennig defeated Ric Flair by pinfall to retain the United States title.
  • December 15, 1997 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated WCW United States champion Curt Hennig by disqualification. Curt Hennig retains.
  • January 8, 1998 – Thunder: Ric Flair defeated Chris Jericho.
  • January 24, 1998 – Souled Out: Bret “Hitman” Hart defeated “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
  • Ric Flair was taken of television for a while after a real life dispute with Eric Bischoff.
  • Ric Flair’s children watch WWF RAW is WAR on Monday nights and only switch the channel for Flair’s segments.

World championship Wrestling – Return of the Nature Boy:

  • February 6-8, 1998 – House Show: Ric Flair defeated The British Bulldog.
  • February 12, 1998 – Thunder: Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger ended in a no contest.
  • February 23, 1998 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Brad Armstrong.
  • March 9, 1998 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Curt Hennig by disqualification.
  • 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 11, 1999 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Curt Hennig by disqualification.
  • 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.
  • January 21, 1999 – Thunder: Chris Benoit, Ric Flair & Steve McMichael defeated Scott Norton, Stevie Ray & Vincent.
  • February 18, 1999 – Nitro: Ric Flair and Steve McMichael vs. Kevin Nash and Scott Hall ended in a no contest.
  • February 21, 1999 – SuperBrawl IX: Hollywood Hulk Hogan defeated Nature Boy Ric Flair to retain the WCW title.
  • March 8, 1999 – Nitro: Ric Flair vs Bill Goldberg fought to a no contest.
  • March 11, 1999 – Thunder: Ric Flair defeated Disco Inferno.
  • 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 22, 1999 – Nitro: Rey Mysterio Jr. defeated WCW champion Ric Flair by disqualification. Ric Flair retains.
  • March 25, 1999 – Nitro: WCW champion Ric Flair defeated Barry Windham by count-out in a non-title match.
  • 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.
  • April 19, 1999 – Nitro: Kevin Nash 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.
  • May 24, 1999 – Nitro: Bam Bam Bigelow, Diamond Dallas Page & Ric Flair defeated Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko & Roddy Piper by disqualification.
  • June 3, 1999 – Thunder: Chris Benoit defeated Ric Flair by disqualification.
  • June 13, 1999 – Great American Bash: Ric Flair defeated Roddy Piper to retain his position as President of WCW.
  • June 14, 1999 – Nitro: Buff Bagwell, Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko & Perry Saturn defeated Diamond Dallas Page, Kanyon, Ric Flair & Roddy Piper.
  • June 21, 1999 – Nitro: Buff Bagwell vs. Ric Flair and Roddy Piper in a handicap match ended in a no contest. Ric Flair and Roddy Piper defeated Buff Bagwell and Dean Malenko.
  • July 12, 1999 – Nitro: Dean Malenko defeated Ric Flair by disqualification.
  • July 19, 1999 – Nitro: Sting defeated Ric Flair to win control of WCW.
  • July 22, 1999 – Thunder: Ric Flair defeated Dean Malenko.
  • July 29, 1999 – Thunder: Diamond Dallas Page, Kanyon and Ric Flair defeated Chris Benoit, Dean Malenko and Perry Saturn.
  • September 20, 1999 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Diamond Dallas Page by DQ.
  • 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 11, 1999 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Curt Hennig.
  • 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 9, 2000 – Thunder: Ric Flair defeated Dustin Rhodes.
  • 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”.
  • February 23, 2000 – Thunder: Vampiro defeated Ric Flair.
  • February 28, 2000 – Nitro: Ric Flair defeated Curt Hennig.
  • March 1, 2000 – Thunder: Ric Flair defeated Buff Bagwell.
  • March 6, 2000 – Nitro: Curt Hennig defeated Ric Flair.
  • March 13, 2000 – Nitro: Ric Flair and Lex Luger defeated Hulk Hogan and Curt Hennig by disqualification.
  • March 15, 2000 – Thunder: Hulk Hogan vs. Ric Flair and the Total Package in a handicap match ended in a no contest.
  • March 19, 2000 – Uncensored: Hulk Hogan defeated Ric Flair in a “Strap Match”.
  • March 20, 2000 – Nitro: Sting defeated Ric Flair.
  • March 27, 2000 – Nitro: Sting and Vampiro defeated The Total Package and Ric Flair.
  • April 10, 2000 – Nitro: Ric Flair and Shane Douglas fought to a No Contest.
  • April 12, 2000 – Thunder: Ric Flair defeated Buff Bagwell by disqualification.
  • 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. Billy Kidman vs. Ric Flair ended in a no contest.
  • 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!:

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:

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.
  • ~~~Finally, “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:

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.
  • April 28, 2014 – RAW: Ric Flair was involved in a segment with The Shield and Evolution.
  • July 14, 2014 – RAW: Ric Flair returned in a segment involving John Cena and Roman Reigns.
  • January 19, 2015 – RAW: Ric Flair, Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan were part of a legends segment on RAW.
  • February 16, 2015 – RAW: Ric Flair warned Triple H about Sting.
  • August 24, 2015 – RAW: John Cena and Ric Flair confronted John Stewart.
  • September 14, 2015 – RAW: Ric Flair was involved in a backstage segment with Charlotte.
  • September 20, 2015 – Night of Champions: Ric Flair celebrated with Charlotte on her 1st WWE divas title victory.
  • September 21, 2015 – RAW: Ric Flair was in the celebration segment with Paige, Charlotte and Becky Lynch. Paige then cut a promo on the divas division.
  • December 13, 2015 – TLC: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Paige to retain the title.
  • December 14, 2015 – RAW: Becky Lynch and Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Brie Bella and Alicia Fox.
  • December 26-27, 2015 – Live Event: WWE Divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Becky Lynch and Paige in a 3-way match to retain the title.
  • January 4, 2016 – RAW: Becky Lynch defeated WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair in a non-title match.
  • January 7, 2016 – Smackdown: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Becky Lynch to retain the title.
  • January 24, 2016 – Royal Rumble: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Becky Lynch to retain the title.
  • January 28, 2016 – Smackdown: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Natalya in a non-title.
  • February 1, 2016 – RAW: Brie Bella defeated WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair in a non-title match.
  • February 4, 2016 – Smackdown: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Alicia Fox in a non-title.
  • February 8, 2016 – RAW: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Alicia Fox in a non-title.
  • February 10-13, 2016 – Live Event: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Paige to retain the title.
  • February 18, 2016 – Smackdown: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Natalya in a non-title.
  • February 21, 2016 – Fastlane: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Brie Bella to retain the title.
  • March 12, 2016 – Roadblock: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Natalya to retain the title.
  • March 24, 2016 – Smackdown: Sasha Banks defeated WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair in a non-title match.
  • March 25-26, 2016 – Live Event: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Natalya to retain the title.
  • March 28, 2016 – RAW: WWE divas champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Becky Lynch in a non-title match.
  • April 3, 2012 – WrestleMania 32: Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks in a 3-way match to win the vacant women’s title.
  • April 11, 2016 – RAW: Natalya defeated WWE women’s champion Charlotte w Ric Flair by disqualification. Charlotte retains the title.
  • April 13-17, 2016 – Live Event: WWE women’s champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks in a 3-way match to retain the title.
  • April 18, 2016 – RAW: Becky Lynch, Natalya, Paige and Sasha Banks defeated Charlotte, Summer Rae, Naomi and Tamina w Ric Flair.
  • April 19-23, 2016 – Live Event: WWE women’s champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks in a 3-way match to retain the title.
  • May 1, 2016 – Payback: WWE women’s champion Charlotte w Ric Flair defeated Natalya w Bret Hart to retain the title.
  • May 5, 2016 – Smackdown: Becky Lynch and Natalya defeated Charlotte and Emma w Ric Flair.
  • May 16, 2016 – RAW: Shane McMahon told Ric Flair he was banned from the WWE women’s title match at Extreme Rules.
  • May 22, 2016 – Extreme Rules: WWE women’s champion Charlotte defeated Natalya to retain the title. Ric Flair was banned from ringside.
  • May 23, 2016 – RAW: Charlotte said to Ric Flair she does not need Ric Flair anymore to be on her side.
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