Ric Flair: The Final Countdown

A Collection of Ric Flair WebLinks During the Final Week, the Hall of Fame, Wrestlemania, and the Raw Farewell

   PHOTOS:     Hall of Fame  Wrestlemania  Raw Farewell

The much talked about billboard on Brookshire Blvd. in Charlotte - Photo by Robert Muhammad


 

PHOTOS FROM HOF AND WRESTLEMANIA

 

PHOTOS FROM RIC'S FAREWELL ON RAW


The Gateway Interview with Ric Flair


Ric Flair: Finally "On my own two feet."

by Mike Mooneyham

Charleston.net

 

 

          GATEWAY LINKS         

Ric Flair Reaches The End of the Road?

A Look Back at Ric's Career in the 70s-80s

by David Chappell -  Mid-Atlantic Gateway

Staying The Man

A Look Back at Ric Flair's Career 1991-2008

by James De Medeiros

 

A Collection of Robes, Belts, and Smiles

When Ric Flair Ruled

Mid-Atlantic Wrestling!

Photographs by Peggy Lathan

The Nature of the Nature Boy

by Greg Davidson

Lost: A Little Piece of Childhood

by "Joe Baseball" | Baseball is Life


          THE FINAL WEEK         

Blackjack, Naitch And More Memories
By Mike Mooneyham | MikeMooneyham.com

Nature Boy Reflects on Career

by Brian Dukes / Fayetteville Observer

Nuggets From The Nature Boy
by Josh Stewart / Long Island Press

Vanity Flair

Ric Flair Readies for Wrestlemania With His Long Career at Stake

by Ed Symkus | Argus Press Spectator

Ric Flair and the End of An Era

by Richard Berger - Perspectives on Wrestling

Flair Shows He's Still "The Man"

by Kevin Eck, Ringposts (baltimoresun.com)

Flair's final foe recounts the impact

of 'Nature Boy'

by Mike Mooneyham | Charleston.net

Flair Gets Key to the City of Columbia

WLTX-19 Website  |  VIDEO

Flair Gets Key to the City  |  VIDEO

by Adam Bean / TheState.com


CBS News Feature

Unedited Video Interview

Website Story

The CBS Evening News did a feature on Ric Flair that aired Saturday night. That feature, which included shots of Flair training with the Highspots.com crew, has just been added to the CBS website. The unedited interview with Ric conducted by CBS's Jeff Glor is also linked above.


In 1975, he was a little bit Joe Namath. In 2010 he's a lot of Jack Nicholson.

Forever and always - the Nature Boy!


 

 

          HALL OF FAME         

Ric Flair Emotional Addressing the Media on Hall of Fame Saturday

OrlandoSentinal.com

Complete Hall of Fame Ceremony Report

Steve Carrier / ProWrestling.com

Photos - Includes the Brisco Brothers


          WRESTLEMANIA        

Michaels Beats Flair at Wrestlemania

WWE.com

Primetime With The Packman

WFNZ Radio Interview with Ric Flair

Charlotte Observer Photo Gallery

Ric Flair Through the Years

Photos

Retirement "fuels" song surge

by Mike Mooneyham | Charleston.net


     MONDAY NIGHT RAW FAREWELL   

Harley Race, Ricky Steamboat, Greg Valentine, Tully Blanchard, Arn Anderson, James J. Dillon, Barry Windham, and Dean Malenko came out to greet Ric Flair, plus his closest friends in the WWE including Triple H, Shawn Michaels, John Cena, Dave Batista, and Chris Jericho; plus his wife and children all joined him in the ring tonight.

Dusty Rhodes said it earlier in the night - Ric Flair is a national treasure.

The entire company then came out to thank him as well.

Flair Farewell One For The Ages

Mike Mooneyham | Charleston.net

The Long Goodbye

by Greg Adkins | wwe.com

 

WOO! The Sporting Blog Interviews Ric Flair

The Sporting News / Sporting Blog

Fair To Flair

Scott Bowden | Kentucky Fried Rasslin

 

Photos     WWE Video


SI.com: Favre vs. Flair

Sports Illustrated Online Feature


Ric Flair Honored on the Floor of the U.S. House of Representatives

April 15, 2008


LMS All-Star events come with certain amount of Flair


Collar & Elbow: One Last Lock-Up?

When Ric Flair and Ricky Steamboat locked up on the stage at the WWE Hall of Fame Saturday 4/4/09, for one brief moment it was 1977 again. Flair offered a tip of the hat to the old Mid-Atlantic fans who were fortunate enough to see thousands of Flair-Steamboat matches that very few saw because TV cameras weren't there for those matches. I've edited a little of that tribute and that magic lock-up to be relived here.

There are TONS of great Hall of Fame photos and videos on the official WWE website at WWE.com

 

 


 

Hall of Fame  Wrestlemania  Raw Farewell

Photos WWE.com


Hall of Fame  Wrestlemania  Raw Farewell

Photos WWE.com


Hall of Fame  Wrestlemania  Raw Farewell

Photos WWE.com


An emotional send off for Flair; Taker and Vince join after RAW ends

After Monday Night RAW went off the air yesterday night, Ric Flair and everyone else stayed there for a good twenty more minutes as fans kept chanting 'Thank you Flair' and woooing. When the music stopped, Taker's theme song kicked in as the sea of wrestlers in the ramp made way for the new World Heavyweight champion. Taker stepped in the ring, removed his jacket and hat, shook Flair's hand and hugged him for a big ovation from the crowd. Afterwards Taker did his trademark pose on his knee saluting the Nature Boy as Flair cried his eyes out. Taker left the ring, and joined the rest of the crew on the ramp clapping.

Vince McMahon then rushed to the ring and hugged Flair for a good two minutes for the largest ovation from the crowd. Vince took Flair's hands and raised them up as the emotional Flair kept crying. Most of the Superstars also had tears in their eyes as Flair saluted the crowd for one last time. He did the strut, removed the jacket and gave it an elbow drop and a knee drop. Flair's family then joined him in the ring as the crowd continued to clap without stopping for the whole segment since it started on television.

All the Superstars then moved to the two sides of the ramp as Flair - along with his family - walked in the middle, shaking hands with everyone before turning around waving to the crowd for one last time.

Original link: http://www.wrestling-online.com/news/News_9/Flair_post_RAW.shtml

Photos: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7

Hall of Fame  Wrestlemania  Raw Farewell


RED HUBER, ORLANDO SENTINEL

JACOB LANGSTON, ORLANDO SENTINEL

RICARDO RAMIREZ BUXEDA, ORLANDO SENTINEL

RICARDO RAMIREZ BUXEDA, ORLANDO SENTINEL

RICARDO RAMIREZ BUXEDA, ORLANDO SENTINEL


"The moon is high and here I am, Sittin' here with this hammer in hand
One more drink oughta ease the pain, Starin' at that last link in the chain
Well let's raise our glass and let this hammer fly,
Oh yeah, this is the long goodbye."

- Bruce Springsteen "The Long Goodbye"