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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:

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:

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:

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:

World championship Wrestling – Return of the Four Horsemen:

World championship Wrestling – The Horsemen vs. Steve McMichael:

World championship Wrestling – WCW United States champion:

World championship Wrestling – The Horsemen vs nWo:

  • The IV Horsemen were given the chance to destroy WCW’s newest faction, the nWo, in the WARGAMES.
  • ~~~Arn Anderson and Ric Flair recruited Lex Luger and Sting to help them against the new World order.
  • 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:

World championship Wrestling – Return of the Nature Boy:

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:

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:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Mick Foley vs Ric Flair:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair vs The Spirit Squad:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair vs Kenny Dykstra:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair and Carlito Cool:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair vs. Carlito Cool:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair on SmackDown!:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair: Career Threatening Matches:

World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair vs. Montel Vontavious Porter (Career Threatening Match):

World Wrestling Entertainment – Ric Flair vs. Mr. Kennedy (Career Threatening Match):

World Wrestling Entertainment – The Road To WrestleMania and The Hall of Fame:

World Wrestling Entertainment – A Weekend of Drama and Emotions:

WWE – Retirement:

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:

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):

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

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):

Total Nonstop Action – EV2.0 vs. FORTUNE (Continued):

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:

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:

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.