"Nature Boy" Ric Flair speaks passionately to the crowd from ring side as J.R. listens.

"Nature Boy" Ric Flair speaks passionately to the crowd from ring side as J.R. listens.

Back in the day, and still today for that matter, no one could cut a more impassioned promo than the future Hall of Famer "Nature Boy" Ric Flair. Flair dressed the part, lived the part 24/7, and, seemingly, became the "Nature Boy". The "Naitch" is one of the more social people I have ever known. When I first went to work for Jim Crockett Promotions there was no welcome wagon there to welcome me into the fold but Ric was one of the guys who I became instant friends with and we had a blast, I was single then by the way, in many, many cities. Ric no doubt styled and profiled in the ring and in front of the camera but he did as well outside the confines of the business. Ric never played the role of a wrestler as so many do today. Ric Flair was the "Nature Boy" just like his predecessor "Nature Boy" Buddy Rogers who is considered by many historians of the business as the greatest entertainer/wrestler ever. If Rogers isn't, Flair is for my money.

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