Ric Flair is undoubtably in the conversation when it comes to being the greatest professional wrestler of all time, and ESPN's "30 For 30" documentary on "The Nature Boy" last night allowed fans to dive deeper into the two-time Hall Of Famer's legendary career.
Flair began training in professional wrestling back in 1972 when he began doing work with the American Wrestling Association (AWA). He then began a working relationship with Japan in 1973 that would end up lasting all the way to 2013.
In 1974 he got his big break with Jim Crockett Promotions/World Championship Wrestling (WCW) where he really began to build up his name and solidify himself as one of the biggest stars in the industry. In 1981 he captured the NWA World Heavyweight Championship and began a legendary feud with "The American Dream" Dusty Rhodes.
Flair then sparked a feud with the new frontmen of WCW and decided to sign a short deal with WWE to stick it back to them.
There he would put on one of the greatest feuds in professional wrestling history, where he collided with Hulk Hogan; who was also at the peak of his career at the time.
"The Nature Boy" decided to return to WCW in 1993 and remained with the promotion throughout it's amazing wars with WWE's Monday Night RAW over the next several years. He remained with WCW up until its bitter end when they were bought out by Vince McMahon in 2001.
He then signed back with WWE and continued his legendary career before being inducted into the Hall Of Fame in 2008. ESPN decided to do a "30 For 30" special on Flair's amazing career and have been working on it since 2015.
Numerous of Flair's personal friends, family, and co-workers throughout the years were interviewed for the special and it finally aired last night after SmackDown Live. It was a truly amazing special and the wrestling world took to Twitter soon after to react to it:
What are your thoughts on the wrestling world's reaction to Flair's "30 for 30" special on ESPN last night? What did you think about the special and all the stories surrounding Flair's legendary career? Did you gain a newfound respect for "The Nature Boy?" Or did you perhaps lose some after finding out about the way he lived his life? Have YOUR say in the comments section below, and the fourth episode of GiveMeSport’s WWE podcast is here!
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