Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ric Flair Back in the Day

As Ric Flair, Richard Morgan Fliehr has been kicking butt and taking names since 1972. has been that long.

Ric had a lot of coincidences that led him to wrestling.
When he was young, he met the legendary Vachon brothers.
He went to the University of Minnesota where he played football alongside Greg Gagne, the son of Verne Gagne.

Then he met Olympic weightlifter Ken Patera, who talked him into going to Verne Gagne's wrestling school.
There, Ric trained beside Greg Gagne, Jim Brunzell, the Iron Sheik, and Patera.

Starting out, Ric wrestled in the American Wrestling Association, where he got ring time with wrestling greats like Dusty Rhodes, André the Giant, Larry Hennig, and Wahoo McDaniel.
Not a bad start huh?

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