Ric Flair is a legend in the WWE Universe. His 41-year career produced so many heart-stopping moments and some of the greatest matches in WWE history. But many of the funniest moments in Flair’s legacy didn’t occur on his televised matches. Flair is a phenomenal athlete and a natural with the mic in his hand. Let’s look at some of the best laughs from his career:
1. Goofing Off in the Ring – In an untelevised tag-team match in Feb. 2005, Flair, Randy Orton, Triple H, and Shawn Michaels delighted the fans in Cincinnati, Ohio. From exaggerated knockouts and extended interaction with kids in the crowd to the unforgettable moment when Shawn Michaels got hold of Flair’s trunks and mooned the WWE Universe, these four wrestlers kept the entertainment flowing. It’s a good thing they weren’t on live TV!
2. “Wooing” on Family Feud – Game shows might not be the first place you’d expect to see a WWE Hall of Famer. However, there was a special WWE episode of Family Feud in 2007 that featured the Nature Boy along with some of his fellow superstars and divas. He looked especially pleased and let out a victorious “Woo” when he guessed correctly that a person’s ego is something that might get puffed up. He may know from personal experience.
3. Quitting His First Training Camp – In his book, Ric Flair: To Be the Man, the Nature Boy tells a story of the summer before the 1972 Olympics. He met Ken Patera that summer, and later his trainer Verne Gagne, the man who’d help him break into professional wrestling. Flair and Ken spent that summer living together in an unfurnished house in South Minneapolis. Ken was selling waterbeds at the time, so he put a bunch of them around the house in lieu of furniture. Flair was so intimidated by Gagne’s training style that he quit the training camp more than once, but Gagne convinced him to come back, saying over the phone, “I hope I don’t have to come back there to get you.” Thankfully, he stuck to it!
In or out of the ring, Flair is a talker. He always has something to say, someone to fight, and a big old “Woo” for anybody who tries to shut him up. That’s why the Nature Boy is such a WWE legend.