Thursday, April 03, 2008

Legend + Class Act + Great Entertainer = "Nature Boy" Ric Flair

What can I really say about Ric Flair that hasn’t already been said. The guy is beyond great and what drives that point home is how well-respected “Nature Boy” is by his peers. If I never watch another Monday Night Raw again, my professional wrestling hunger would be fulfilled because of the way that show closed out Monday night - it was just unbelievable.

Seeing the old N.W.A. World Championship a couple of weeks ago on Raw was incredible and just brought back a host of fond memories. But when the original faction in wrestling – the Four Horseman – came out to pay their respects to Mr. Flair, well, it was just mind-blowing is all I can say.

The segments throughout the night of old Ric Flair matches gave me chills. Flair fought them all; I mean he fought stars from the 1970’s all through the stars of today. All those great matches that he wrestled against Rick Steamboat, Harley Race, Dusty Rhodes and his classic battles with Sting.

Ric Flair’s sendoff goes down in my book as some of the best television I have ever, ever, ever seen. Put it up there with anything that has ever occurred. You name it? So what did I do after Monday Night Raw concluded? I put on WWE 24/7 and I watched an interview Flair did on World Championship Wrestling back in 1986 on the old Superstation TBS. You know what? Flair may have slowed in the ring, but as far as being a great showman, his fastball still has a whole lot of velocity on it.

Naitch, you've got a big fan right here.

Thanks for the memories!


Anonymous said...

Monday night was one of the greatest and most powerefull moments in sports entertainment history, I'll say with no shame that I was moved to tears with such a collection of superstars old and new paying tribute to the greatest of all time, this was one of those moments that represented everything good and right with the industry.

I had spent the weekend watching Ric through the years on Youtube, matches again Chief Strongbow, Magnum, Harley, Dusty, Funk, Vader, promos and interviews with the Horsemen including the legendary return/shoot interview on Bischoff, those incredible matches with Ricky The Dragon, that last match on Nitro against the Stinger. Well now put Flair/HBK right up there on that list, they tore off the roof and thensome Sunday.

"The bottom line is this - Space Mountain may be one of the oldest rides in the park, but it's still got the longest line!

One more time - WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" The last lines of 'To Be The Man'

Sean G. Kilkelly said...

Wow...very, very well said!

I read Flair's book also and really enjoyed it.!

Thanks for commenting!

Sean G. Kilkelly said...

Oh yeah, that Flair-Funk "I Quit" just awesome!