Considered as one man being able to put so many titles to his name is Ric Flair, and to enumerate some are as 16x world heavyweight champion, 2x hall of famer, WCW world heavyweight champion, WWE champion, United States champion, Intercontinental champion, WCW world tag team champion, and WWE tag team champion.
Ric Flair always describe himself as “a limousine-ridin, jet-flyin, kiss-stealin, wheelin-dealin, son of a gun” person.
It may sound incredible to you if you are told that in the world of sports history, he almost did not become the most celebrated champion in the field. This is because, first, he was struck by lightning two times on October 4, 1975 and survived them, and second, he was among the five passengers of a twin engine plane that was improperly fueled and suffered a mechanical failure and crashed. The back of Flair broke in three areas and so the doctors at that time concluded that he will never wrestle again. And so what Flair did was to ignore the doctors, went to rehab and became a ring legend with a flair for the title of a champion. He wished the plane crash incident had humbled his ways but he had started loving the nature life, and for this bought a nice new car using the insurance settlement he got.
Imagine the body of Flair being insured by an insurance company, and he made his name on wrestling matches at long hours marathon. Flair became a part of two influential and historical groups that according to him are far from over, and the fact is that he is still idolized by every young sports entertainer. Even if you are not familiar with his career, you would know that you are in the ring with Ric Flair when you see his custom-tailored sequined ring robes, his famous nature strut, and the familiar shouts.
When he was at the top of his career, he wrote an autobiography which became the best seller, and then he released three videos that featured his storied time in the wrestling industry.
Flair has two stints as Heavyweight champion, although his actual tally of world championship varies depending on the source that could sometimes go to as high as 21. Flair added to his cap the 1992 Royal Rumble and WWE Intercontinental Championship.
Flair ended his 36-year career on March 30, 2008 during the WrestleMania XXIV after the night he was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as the only active wrestler. The robe, trunks and boots that he wore at Wrestlemania XXIV are being permanently exhibited at a national museum in Washington DC, signifying that Ric Flair is truly the most decorated World Champion in history.