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Ric Flair, born Richard Morgan Fliehr, was birthed on February 25, 1949, in
the small hamlet of Edina, Minnesota. The son of an
obstetrician/gynecologist and a marketing executive, Ric proved himself an
able sportsman, no doubt a foreshadowing of greater things to lie ahead. A
basketball player in high school, he also won the Wisconsin state high
school championship in amateur wrestling. By the time he started college, he
was also recognized as quite the accomplished football player, being
selected as a two-time All-Statelineman and going on as an offensive guard
and defensive tackle at the University of Minnesota. Soon after completing
his time at the University of Minnesota, Ric started his wrestling training
under the watchful tutelage of Verne Gagne and Billy Robinson. Promptly
joining the American Wrestling Association, his first opponent was the
inimitable "Scrap Iron" Gadaski, whom he met on December 10, 1972. The match
ending in a draw, Ric realized that his full potential would have to be
realized at a different time in a different place.

Between May and June of 1974, Ric moved to North Carolina, wrestling in the
National Wrestling Alliance around the mid-Atlantic region. Here he quickly
established himself as a proficient tag team wrestler; indeed, he was
initially introduced as a partner of the great Rip Hawk, winning the
Mid-Atlantic Tag Team title with him on July 4, 1974, against Paul Jones and
Bob Bruggers in Greensboro, North Carolina. He also showed himself to be a
competent singles competitor in defeating Paul Jones for the NWA Television
title on June 3, 1975 (He reciprocated the favor to Paul exactly one week
later). He also defeated Wahoo McDaniel in Hampton, Virginia, on September
20, for the NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title. However, it would only be a
short time later that Flair would experience one of the greatest tragedies
of his life. On October 4, 1975, shortly before arrival in Wilmington, North
Carolina, his private plane crashed due to a lack of fuel. Times truly
looked dire for Ric, as his back was broken in three places. Besides Flair,
two other occupants, John Valentine and Bob Bruggers, suffered permanent,
life-altering injuries, while another two occupants, Tim Woods and David
Crockett, emerged from the aircraft with relatively minor cuts and
scratches; the pilot was killed. After the crash, the doctors informed him
with the wrenching news that he would most likely never wrestle again and
would need at least an entire year to recover fully. Exceedingly even the
most liberal estimates, Ric miraculously not only fully recovered in less
than a year but also returned to the squared circle less than four months
later on February 1st of the following year. In defeating Wahoo McDaniel
again, the victory became not only a comeback for the ages but also the
beginning of a scintillating rivalry between the two accomplished grapplers.
On May 24, 1976, Flair defeated Wahoo McDaniel yet again for the
Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight title, this time in Charlotte, North Carolina.
During the rest of 1976, Flair alternated between the Heavyweight title,
exchanging it a few more times with McDaniel, and the Tag Team title,
uniting with Greg Valentine to defeat Gene and Ole Anderson on Christmas Day
in Greensboro, North Carolina. The rest of the 1970s bore witness to a
burgeoning champion. Beginning in 1977, Flair, still somewhat viewed as a
tag team wrestler, captured the NWA World and Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles
(both with Greg Valentine), but also secured the NWA Television title and
the United States Heavyweight title. The Television title was obtained via a
victory over the jocular Rufus Jones, and Flair snatched the US title from a
particularly enigmatic Bobo Brazil in July. 1978 saw Ric obtain the US
Heavyweight title again, this time from Mr. Wrestling. He also teamed with
Big John Studd to win the Mid-Atlantic Tag Team titles over Paul Jones and
Ricky Steamboat. The timeless feud with Steamboat started to reach a boiling
point in 1979 with Ric reclaiming the US Heavyweight from him on April 1,

So now we enter the second decade in which Flair imposed his excellence, the
1980s. This decade would witness Flair's metamorphosis into the wrestler we
primarily know today, the singles wrestler. On August 8, 1979, just before
the turn of the decade, Flair collaborated with Blackjack Mulligan to defeat
Paul Jones and Baron von Raschke in Greensboro, North Carolina, for the NWA
World Tag Team Title. Losing it a mere two weeks later, however, Flair was
at a crossroad in his career. He soon made the decision to focus mainly on
singles competition; four months into 1980, on April 20, Ric Flair defeated
"Superfly" Jimmy Snuka to capture the NWA United States Heavyweight Title
for the fourth time. Losing it to his former tag team partner, Greg "the
Hammer" Valentine three months later in Charlotte, North Carolina, Flair, in
his unwittingly steady march towards establishing a lasting wrestling
legacy, reclaimed it on November 24, 1980, in Greenville, South Carolina,
and fended off all competitors until Rowdy Roddy Piper wrested it from his
waist on January 27 the following year in Raleigh, North Carolina.

1981 would signal the move of Ric Flair from the level of ordinary mid-card
champion to the upper echelons of legends and fables. On September 17, 1981,
Ric Flair defeated Dusty Rhodes in Kansas City,Kansas, to win his first
world championship belt, the NWA World Heavyweight Title. This singular
victory was seminal; indeed, the true measure of his unequivocal dominance
in the 1980s is his unprecedented seven NWA/WCW World Heavyweight
Championship reigns. The defeat of Rhodes marked the beginning of the highly
celebrated Flair/Rhodes feud. It is clear, though, that the feud was
one-sided, as Flair completely mastered Rhodes in only losing the world
title to him once, that defeat coming on July 26, 1986. The first title
reign of Ric Flair lasted almost a now-uncanny two years with defeat coming
at the hands of then-Missouri champion Harley Race on June 10, 1983. The
reign wasn't without its intrigues, though. On July 4, 1982, Ric Flair, the
NWA World Champion, battled Bob Backlund, the WWF World Champion at the Omni
in Atlanta, Georgia. With action highly intense and furious, they were
eventually both disqualified after twenty minutes. After Race defeated him
in June 1983, Flair entered a twenty-man tournament for the Missouri title
which Race vacated after winning the world title; Flair subsequently
defeated David Von Erich in the finals to capture the championship.

Four months after first defeating Flair, Harley Race again encountered Ric
Flair at the inaugural Starrcade in Greensboro, North Carolina, on November
24, 1983. A capacity crowd of 15, 447 people, as well as approximately
30,000 fans throughout the mid-Atlantic area via closed-circuit television,
witnessed Flair recapture the NWA World title. There were two additional
battles for the title in the ensuing months: Harley Race won the title yet
again from Flair in Wellington, New Zealand, on March 21, 1984, but two days
later was handed his second defeat from Flair in Singapore. After losing and
regaining the world title to and from Kerry Von Erich in May 1984 in Irving,
Texas, and Yokosuka, Japan, respectively, the NWA found its way back to the
New York metropolitan area, stopping at the Meadowlands Arena in New Jersey.
There, Ric Flair defeated Ricky Steamboat in the epic main event.

After defeating Von Erich in 1984, Flair surpassed his earlier, seemingly
impossible feat of maintaining title supremacy for close to two years, this
time not losing the belt until July 26, 1986, to Dusty Rhodes. Shortly
before facing defeat, however, Flair, Ole Anderson, Arn Anderson, and Tully
Blanchard formed the first, unopposed wrestling group, the Four Horsemen.
Appropriately named after the biblical harbingers of apocalyptic doom, they
proceeded to wreak havoc and mayhem on all opposition and all opponents.

The Horsemen were formed by a complex convergence of different factions in
the NWA roughly around May 1986. Ole Anderson, originally the tag team
partner of Thunderbolt Patterson, abruptly dropped him and decided to join
with another Anderson, Arn, to resurrect the Minnesota Wrecking Crew;
meanwhile, Flair was engaged in a monumental feud with Magnum TA for the
United States Championship. This particular angle revolved especially around
the claim that Flair or TA could beat the other wrestler in ten minutes or
less. During one match of this feud, TA actually had Flair in a figure-four
leglock at the ten-minute mark. The Andersons, at ringside providing color
commentary, rushed in to interfere, ham-handedly establishing through a
Minnesota connection that Flair was a "cousin." After this clumsy incident,
members of the trio routinely appeared at the matches of the other members
for support or, usually, interference. Tully Blanchard was approached by the
Minnesotan trio after a incredibly intense encounter with Sam Houston, at
the time a promising, young wrestler who had feuded briefly with Flair and
the Andersons. After interfering in the match, the four proceeded to
brutalize Houston until amelioration came in the form of various jobbers.
The quartet was finally galvanized into a bona fide group by JJ Dillon,
Blanchard's manager. Flair, now with a formidable force trailing him, only
continued to assert his grave hand against all who would mount any
opposition against him.


After defeating Dusty Rhodes decisively in St. Louis a mere two weeks after
losing to him in Greensboro, Flair proceeded to retain the title for
slightly over a year, uncontested until facing a formidable foe in "Rugged"
Ronnie Garvin. On September 25, 1987, in front of a manic crowd in Detroit,
Michigan, Garvin virtually stole the hearts of fans and the belt, dethroning
the champion in a match marred by controversy. Flair would not stay
vanquished for long, however; a disgraced Garvin only held the title for two
months before painfully succumbing to pinfall after a particularly savage
blow to the head in Chicago, Illinois, on November 26, 1987.

This sixth title reign would once again be marked by utter dominance, as
this reign was not ended until February 20, 1989. Ricky Steamboat, a
familiar and, more importantly, well-matched foe, ended the seemingly
eternal sixth reign in Chicago, Illinois; the match was exemplified by
drama, the rawest of human emotions, and scientific wrestling par
excellence. Steamboat and Flair would again confront each other at the Clash
of Champions in New Orleans, Louisiana, on April 2. Flair, proving himself
to be a most able tactician, engaged Steamboat in a monumental battle of
nearly one hour; the match, a virtual primer on the sport of wrestling, was
two out of three falls. The match abruptly ended in Steamboat taking the
third and decisive fall, despite the strategic and psychological edge Flair
possessed and his fateful, unseen foot on the ropes. These two epic
grapplers, resurrecting a feud existent since the late 1970s, engaged in
this battle only surpassed by the match that followed it, the match on the
fateful day of May 7, 1989, at Wrestle War.


As high as the heavens are above the earth, so was the match that occurred
on May 7, 1989, in the city of Nashville, Tennessee. To counter accusations
of referee corruption and quell mounting suspicions of administrative
negligence, National Wrestling Alliance officials ordered yet another
rematch between Steamboat and Flair, this time at Wrestle War. A phenomenal
bout, it featured spectacular moves and countermoves on the parts of both
Flair and Steamboat. Flair's strategy throughout the struggle was to weaken
the leg of Steamboat to prepare it for the dreaded figure-four leglock, a
maneuver which had humbled countless opponents before. Conversely, Steamboat
attempted to cripple the arm of Flair through a series of kneedrops, Irish
whips, and armbars in order to end the match with the chicken-wing
submission hold. It seemed as if Flair had achieved final vindication when
he forced Steamboat into the figure-four hold; however, Steamboat managed to
break the hold and stage a slight, if ultimately futile, comeback. The
momentary change in the momentum was all for naught, though, when Steamboat
picked Flair up for a bodyslam. Midway through the maneuver, Flair grabbed
the leg of Steamboat and countered the bodyslam by executing a reverse
inside cradle pin. After this grueling exhibition of wrestling purity, Flair
regained the world title for the seventh time in the 1980s.

This was an ephemeral celebration, however; Terry Funk, appointed as the
ringside judge and timekeeper, came into the ring supposedly to congratulate
the new champion. Challenging Flair to a title match, Funk abruptly and
savagely attacked Flair with vicious punches, foreign objects, and taunting.
Funk ended this brutal display by piledriving the new champion through the
timekeeper's table. It was clear that Flair, weakened by his just-finished
match against Steamboat, was severely and debilitatingly injured. Would
Flair, a champion replete with triumphs over a multitude of opponents over a
period of seventeen years, not enter the 1990s because of the unforeseen and
unexplainable actions of a madman?

After a long abscence, Ric Flair finally made his presence felt on the Big
Show w/ John Boy and Billy on September 11, 1998. he was there to announce
that no matter what it took, he would get in the building at Nitro that
Mondy night.

Monday night rolled around. James J. Dillon had been spotted earlier in the
night wearing a tuxedo...causing some suspicion. In the third hour of Nitro,
Dillon comes out and says:

I would like to ask the enforcer Arn Anderson to come to the ring!

"The Enforcer" Arn Anderson made his way down the aisle, appearing to be
wearing all black. When he enters the ring, Dillon says:

I had a private conversation with you since you and I last appeared publicly
in a ring such as this. And I feel that I owe it...I owe to you, I owe it to
all these great fans, and I owe it to myself ... To share with them publicly
what I said to you, privately. And that is the fact that I owe you an
apology for the things that I said to you. But my intensions were good. I
mean't well. Quite frankly, a friend doesn't say to another friend the
things I said to you, or put you in the position that I put you into. And
for that, I owe you an apology and I hope that you will accept my

Arn takes the microphone, and lets his jacket fall open to reveal he is also
dressed in a tux. He says:

Can you smell it, J.J.? Take a breath, can you smell it? When 15,000 people
blow a roof off a place, that's what pop smells like. Take a bow! What you
said to me is what all those people have been saying to me for a year and a
half -- and only a true fan would say that. They said, "Arn Anderson, stand
up and be a man -- like you've always been!" And I couldn't hear those
words, because something was in the way. And I'm going to start at the
beginning, because you have to start at the beginning ... because tonight is
a new beginning for The Four Horsemen. And when I was a kid like all kids,
people asked you, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" There was no
gray area for me. Always knew I wanted to be a wrestler. And when that
finally happened to me, it was the proudest day of my life. And then in
1986, I started coming to the these towns -- just like Greenville, South
Carolina -- as a Horsemen. And my life changed forever. And the doors that
opened for me, I had never dreamed of. And wrestling the greatest wrestlers
in the world -- in a town like this and all across this country -- showed me
who I was. And everyday that I walk up since then, I tried to up-hold the
standards, that we -- you and I and the rest of us -- set for ourselves.
About a year and a half ago, I layed down on an operating table, and when I
woke up, Arn Anderson -- the wrestler -- was dead. And I thought to myself,
"How could I be a Horsemen if I couldn't be a wrestler?" Well, the fact is,
I questioned my mind. (Crowd starts chanting "We Want Flair") Trust me,
everybody is going to get it -- what they want tonight...Bischoff, Eric
Bischoff...And when I thought I could no longer be a Horsemen, Chris Benoit
came to me first. And he said, "This could all happen." And with that
prelude, I would like to bring the other three Horsemen down right now.
Steve "Mongo" McMichael, come on down! (Mongo enters the ring) Chris Benoit,
come on down! (Benoit enters the ring) Dean Malenko, come on down! (Malenko
enters the ring) Now, before we go any further, Chris Benoit, you got this
thing rolling, and I'm going to go on record saying, that if there's a finer
wrestler in all land than you, I don't know who it is. Your intensity the
first time I saw you wrestle, made you something special. You are something
special in my eyes. You knew what it was to be a Horsemen. You will carry
that tradition way past the year 2000. "Mongo" McMichael, you're a
hard-headed. A lot of times, you're hard to be around. But the fact is, in
my eyes, you're all man. You're surving all pro. And when this is all and
done, if I've got anything to say about it, you will mean to this sport what
you meant to the sport of football. Now Dean Malenko, I've been out here
yacking for the last 10 years about what it meant to be a Horsemen -- work
ethic. Respect for the buisness, respect for each other...respect for the
people that came before us. And while I was yacking the last year, and the
last couple of months, you were out there fighting for the rights of The
Four Horsemen. You exemplify exactly what a Horsemen has always meant --
over-achievement. Being the very best you could be, each and every day of
your life, whether you were sick, or hurt, or whatever the case may be. And
it makes me proud. Now, and I'm going to say it one more time. I said, that
you didn't get it -- well, I didn't get it. Because if there was ever a
Horsemen, it makes me a little misty eyed, and real proud to call you this
day ...The finest thing I can call you this day -- that's a Horsemen. Ladies
and gentleman, for the year 2000, we're going to do exactly what all of you
people across this nation have asked us. "Arn Anderson, bring back the
Horsemen." And I feel it fair to tell you, I'm not going to be responsible
for what happens next. Because, we don't wear white hats. We are not nice
guys. And I can tell you this -- heads are going to roll! So, I've said it.
Be careful for what you wish for, because now you have it. Oh, what a goof!
What a goof! You know, I get accused of getting racked in the head a few
times, and have a little touch of alz-heimers. My, God, I almost forgot the
fourth Horsemen. Ric Flair, get on down here!

"The Nature Boy" Ric Flair makes his way to the ring to thunderous applause.
A misty eyed Ric Flair climbs through the ropes, and hugs each member of The
Four Horsemen. Arn Says, "Greeneville, I give you the champ."

Flair tries to speak over the applause, but has to wait.

My, God. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you very much. I'm almost embarrassed
by the response, but when I see this...but when I know I spent 25 years
trying to make you happy every night of your life, it was worth every damn
minute of it! (Ric pauses and his tears seem to vanish) Now, someone told me
the Horsemen were having a party tonight in Greenville! Could that be true?
That the most elite group, that Eric Bischoff said was dead, is alive and
well? Bischoff, this might be my only shot. But, I got to tell you, I'm
going to make it my best. Is this what you call a great moment of TV? That's
wrong, because this is real! This is not bought and paid for! It's a real
life situation! Just like the night in Columiba, South Carolina, when you
looked at me, tears in my eyes, and said, "God, that's good TV." That was
real! Arn Anderson passed the torch! It was real, dammit! You think Sting
would of been crying in the dressing room, like I was on TV, if it wasn't
real? This guy (points to Arn), my best friend, is one of the greatest
performers to ever live. And squashed him in one night. Then you
get on the phone and tell me, "Disband the Horsemen. They're dead." "Disband
the Four Horsemen." You know what? I looked at myself in the mirror the next
day, and I saw a pathetic figure that gave up and quit. And for that I owe
you, the wrestling fans...I owe these apology. Because, it won't
happen again, where we let Bischoff disband what you think... (Eric Bischoff
makes his way to the ringside area) ...(to Eric) You're an overbearing
a$$hole. You're obnoxious, overbearing...Abuse of power! You...abuse of
power! Cut me off! (Bischoff yells from the aisle) You will never wrestle
here again! (Flair yells back) Abuse of power! You suck! I hate your guts!
You are a liar, you're a cheat, you're a scam! You are a no good son of a
bitch! Fire me! I'm already fired! Fire me! I'm already fired! (The show
then quickly cut to a commercial break.)

Title History

NWA World Heavyweight Championship - 10 times
[1] defeated Dusty Rhodes on 9/17/81 in Kansas City, MO
lost to Midnight Rider (Dusty Rhodes) on 2/9/83
Rhodes was suspended at the time
when asked to unmask, Midnight Rider returned the title to Flair
lost to Harley Race on 6/10/83 in St. Louis, MO
[2] defeated Harley Race on 11/24/83 in Greensboro, NC
lost to Race on 3/21/84 in Wellington, New Zealand
[3] defeated Race on 3/23/84 in Kallang, Singapore
lost to Kerry Von Erich on 5/6/84 in Irving, TX
[4] defeated Von Erich on 5/24/84 in Yokosuka, Japan
lost to Dusty Rhodes on 7/25/86 in Greensboro, NC
[5] defeated Rhodes on 8/7/86 in St. Louis, MO
lost to Ron Garvin on 9/25/87 in Detroit, MI
[6] defeated Ron Garvin on 11/26/87 in Chicago, IL
lost to Ricky Steamboat on 2/20/89 in Chicago, IL
[7] defeated Steamboat on 5/7/89 in Nashville, TN
lost to Sting on 7/7/90 in Baltimore, MD
[8] defeated Sting on 1/11/91 in East Rutherford, NJ (same as WCW#1)
lost to Tatsumi Fujinami on 3/21/91 in Tokyo
decision was later reversed to a DQ
Fujinami recognized as NWA Champ & WCW Title returned to Flair
[9] defeated Fujinami on 5/19/91 in St. Petersburg, FL
Flair signed w/ WWF in mid-1991 and gave up title
[10] defeated Barry Windham on 7/18/93 in Biloxi, MS
in September of 1993 changed to WCW International World Title
lost to Rick Rude on 9/19/93 in Houston, TX

WCW International World Championship - 1 time
defeated Sting on 6/23/94 in Charleston, SC
unified w/ WCW World Title on this date
lost to Hulk Hogan on 7/17/94 in Orlando, FL

WCW World Heavyweight Championship - 7 times
[1] defeated Sting on 1/11/91 in East Rutherford, NJ (same as NWA #8)
lost to Tatsumi Fujinami on 3/21/91 in Tokyo
decision reversed and title returned to Flair on 5/19/91
Flair signed with WWF in mid-1991 and gave up title
[2] defeated Vader on 12/27/93 in Charlotte, NC
World Title was held up on 4/17/94 when match in Rosemont, Illinois vs.
Ricky Steamboat ended in a double pin
[3] defeated Ricky Steamboat on 4/24/94 in Atlanta, Georgia
was unified w/ WCW International World Title on 6/23/94
lost to Hulk Hogan on 7/17/94 in Orlando, FL
[4] defeated Randy Savage on 12/27/95 in Nashville, TN
lost to Savage on 1/22/96 in Las Vegas, NV
[5] defeated Savage on 2/11/96 in St. Petersburg, FL
lost to The Giant on 4/22/96 in Albany, GA
[6] defeated Hulk Hogan on 3/14/99 in Louisville, Kentucky

[7] defeated Jeff Jarrett on May 15, 2000
lost to Jeff Jarrett on May 29, 2000

WWF World Heavyweight Championship - 2 times
[1] won the WWF Royal Rumble on 1/19/92 in Albany, NY
lost to Randy Savage on 4/5/92 in Indianapolis, IN
[2] defeated Savage on 9/1/92 in Hershey, PA
lost to Bret Hart on 10/12/92

NWA/WCW U.S. Championship - 6 times
[1] defeated Bobo Brazil on 7/29/77 in Richmond, Virginia
lost to Ricky Steamboat later on 11/11/77 in Richmond, Virginia
[2] defeated Mr. Wrestling on 4/9/78 in Charlotte, NC
lost to Steamboat on 12/18/78 in Toronto, Ontario Canada
[3] defeated Steamboat on April 1, 1979 in Greensboro, NC
vacated after winning World Tag Titles on 8/12/79
[4] defeated Jimmy Snuka on 4/19/80 in Greensboro, NC
lost to Greg Valentine on 7/26/80 in Charlotte, NC
[5] defeated Greg Valentine on 11/24/80 in Greenville, NC
lost to Roddy Piper on 1/27/81 in Raleigh, NC
[6] defeated Konnan on 7/7/96 in Daytona Beach, FL
vacated in November of 1996 due to a shoulder injury he received in Japan

NWA World Tag Team Championship - 2 times
[1] w/ Greg Valentine defeated Ole & Gene Anderson on 12/25/76 in
Greensboro, NC
lost to Ole & Gene Anderson on 5/8/77 in Charlotte, NC
[2] w/ Greg Valentine defeated Ole & Gene Anderson on 10/30/77
stripped of titles in April of 1978
[3] w/ Blackjack Mulligan defeated Baron Von Raschke & Paul Jones on 8/8/79
in Greensboro, NC
lost to Baron Von Raschke & Paul Jones in 8/22/79 in Raleigh, NC

Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Championship - 3 times
[1] defeated Wahoo McDaniel on 9/20/75 in Hampton, VA
lost title in 1976
[2] defeated Wahoo McDaniel on 5/24/76 in Charlotte, NC
lost to McDaniel on 9/11/76 in Greeneville, SC
[3] defeated McDaniel on 10/16/76 in Greensboro, NC
lost to McDaniel on 11/30/76 in Raleigh, NC

Mid-Atlantic Tag Team Championship - 3 times
[1] w/ Rip Hawk defeated Paul Jones & Bob Bruggers on 7/4/74 in Greensboro,
lost to Paul Jones & Tiger Conway Jr. in 1975
[2] w/ Greg Valentine defeated Dino Bravo & Tiger Conway Jr. in 1977
lost to Paul Jones & Ricky Steamboaton 8/22/77 in Greensboro, NC
[3] w/ John Studd defeated Jones & Steamboat on 10/30/78 in Greenville, SC
lost to Jones & Steamboat on 11/5/78 in Greensboro, NC

Mid-Atlantic Television Title - 2 times
[1] defeated Paul Jones on 6/3/75 in Raleigh, NC
lost to Paul Jones on 6/10/75 in Raleigh, NC
[2] defeated Rufus Jones in May of 1977
lost to Steamboat on 6/22/77 in Raleigh, NC

Missouri State Heavyweight Title - 1 time
won on 7/15/83 in St. Louis, Missouri
lost to David Von Erich on 7/15/83 in St. Louis, Missouri

Pro Wrestling Illustrated - Rookie of the Year

Pro Wrestling Illustrated - Wrestler of the Year - 6 times
[1] 1981
[2] 1984
[3] 1985
[4] 1986
[5] 1989
[6] 1992

Pro Wrestling Illustrated - Wrestler of the Decade - 1 time

Pro Wrestling Illustrated - Match of the Year - 4 times
[1] 1983 - Ric Flair vs. Harley Race (Race wins NWA World Title #7)
[2] 1984 - Ric Flair vs. Kerry Von Erich (Von Erich wins NWA World Title)
[3] 1986 - Ric Flair vs. Dusty Rhodes (Rhodes wins NWA World Title)
[4] 1989 - Ric Flair vs. Ricky Steamboat (Flair wins NWA World Title #6)

Pro Wrestling Illustrated - Feud of the Year - 4 times
[1] 1987 - 4-Horsemen vs. Super Powers & Road Warriors
[2] 1988 - Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger
[3] 1989 - Ric Flair vs. Terry Funk
[4] 1990 - Ric Flair vs. Lex Luger

Pro Wrestling Illustrated - Most Hated Wrestler - 2 times
[1] 1978
[2] 1987

Pro Wrestling Illustrated - The PWI 500
1991 - Flair ranks #3
1992 - Flair ranks #3
1993 - Flair ranks #6
1994 - Flair ranks #3
1995 - Flair ranks #20
1996 - Flair ranks #10
1997 - Flair ranks #35
1998 - Flair ranks #55