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Making The Case: Why Ric Flair is Professional Wrestling’s GOAT – @RicFlairNatrBoy

The “Making The Case” series is back with another edition and this time, we’ll take a deeper look into the career of “The Nature Boy”, Ric Flair.

If you’ve missed the first few pieces in the series and would like to check them out, click below!

Making The Case: Chris Jericho

Making The Case: John Cena

Making The Case: Hulk Hogan

Let’s “Make The Case” on why Ric Flair is the GOAT…


Real Name – Richard Fliehr

Wrestling Name – Ric Flair

Birthday – February 25th, 1949 (Age 71)

Years Active – 40 years (1972-2012)

Championships and Accolades

WCW/NWA – WCW World Heavyweight Championship (6x), WCW United States Championship (6x), WCW International Championship (2x), NWA Heavyweight Championship (11x), NWA Tag-Team Championships (6x), NWA Television Championship (2x)

WWF/WWE – World Championship (2x), Intercontinental Championship (1x), Tag-Team Championship (2x), Royal Rumble Winner (1x), WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2008), WWE Hall of Fame (with The Four Horsemen, Class of 2012)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated – Feud of The Year (4x), Match of The Year (5x), Match of The Decade (2000-2009), Rookie of The Year (1x), Wrestler of The Year (5x), Wrestler of The Decade (1980-1989)

Wrestling News Observer – Best Heel (1x), Feud of The Year (1x), Match of The Year (4x), Most Charismatic Wrestler of The Year (5x), Wrestler of The Year (8x), Wrestling Observer Hall of Fame (Class of 1996)

Making The Case

In the eyes of most, Ric Flair is the greatest Professional Wrestler of all-time and rightfully so. A man that’s held 21 World Championships across the WWE, WCW and NWA and holds every accolade in the history of Professional Wrestling. To this day, he’s the best to ever grab a mic and has the in-ring skill to match. There’s not much left to say other than Ric Flair is the GOAT. At the absolute very least, he’s in the top 2 or 3.

Thanks for reading! Follow me on Twitter (@TattedCJ) for the next installment of “Making The Case”, where I will try to convince you as to why “Mr. WrestleMania”, Shawn Michaels is the GOAT!

About the author

Colby Faria

24, Boston, MA, Pats, Bruins, Celtics, Blue Jays, LSU, Pro Wrestling, MMA & Boxing | Twitter - @TattedCJ