Flair, Ric 1982 Wrestling All Star Card, inscribed with PSA

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Ric Flair Signed Card

Ric Flair is an American retired professional wrestler.  He is regarded by multiple peers and journalists as the greatest professional wrestler of all time.  Flair had a career that spanned almost 40 years. Most notably his tenures with JCP, WCW, the WWF, (later WWE) and TNA.  Ric spent much of his career in JCP and WCW, where he won numerous titles.

WWE officially recognizes Flair as a 16-time world champion.  8-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion. 6-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion. 2-time WWF Champion. Although the number of his world championship reigns varies by source, ranging from 16 to 25. He has claimed to be a 21-time champion. He was the first holder of the WCW World Heavyweight Championship and the WCW International World Heavyweight Championship (which he also held last). As the inaugural WCW World Heavyweight Champion, he was the first person to complete WCW’s Triple Crown, previously winning the United States Heavyweight and World Tag Team Championships. He then completed WWE’s version of the Triple Crown when he won the Intercontinental Championship, after already holding the WWF Championship and the World Tag Team Championship.

Flair was often popular with the crowd due to his in-ring antics.  This included rulebreaking, earning him the distinction of being “the dirtiest player in the game”. Also, strutting and his shouting of “Wooooooo!”. Flair got the inspiration from Jerry Lee Lewis’ “Great Balls of Fire”. The “Wooo!” yell is a tribute to Flair, and often shouted by the crowd whenever a wrestler performs a knife-edge chop, one of Flair’s signature moves. The crowd also shouts it whenever a wrestler uses Flair’s figure-four leglock finisher.

From the late 1970s, Flair wore ornate fur-lined robes of many colors with sequins during in-ring appearances.  he “Dawn” section of Richard Strauss’ “Also sprach Zarathustra” heralded his approach to the ring. Flair also described himself as a “limousine-ridin’, jet-flyin’, kiss stealin’, wheelin’ dealin’, son-of-a-gun (who kissed all the girls worldwide and made em cry)”.

This Ric Flair Signed Card pays homage to his great career.

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