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Re: The legacy21: Ric Flair
Greatest ever for me.
Consistently drew money over a 30 year period and was the feature attraction for about 10 years of that in the NWA (almost unprecedented considering he was heel for the vast majority of the late 80's to early 90's).
Had matches way ahead of his time in the 80's and was one of the very few who managed to reinvent himself into fitting seamlessly into the WWE back in the early 2000's. Even after that, even after 30 years of being on the road, whilst well into his 50's he put on cracking matches with guys like HHH, Orton, Michaels and even got entertaining bouts with guys like Carlito.
Reamined super over as heel or face pretty much constantly, the TNA run is irrelevant to his legacy for me. The matches he has had in that period, while hardly MOTY candidates were all entertaining (bar the crap Sting one last year) and that has mostly been overshadowed by the brilliance of "Wheel-Flair" and other such stuff.
Away from the ring, just so entertaining on the microhpone that it is unreal. Whether it was suave and debonaire shtick from the 70's and 80's going into the "crazy old man" phase of the 90's and today or the brilliant run of promos he had a couple of years before he left WWE (the Michaels vs Flair "old yeller" promo remains one of my favourites ever as does his complete demolition of Carlito the year before).
Everything worked, the look, the ability, the drawining credentials the outfits. Best ever for me.