Let us mention these titles as 16x world heavyweight champion, 2x hall of famer, WCW world heavyweight champion, WWE champion, United States champion, WCW world tag team champion, and WWE tag team champion, and the only person we are referring to is Ric Flair.
Ric Flair always describe himself as “a limousine-ridin, jet-flyin, kiss-stealin, wheelin-dealin, son of a gun” person.
However, it may come as a surprise to you if you will be told that he almost did not make it to be on the list as the most celebrated champion in the history of sports entertainment. 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 doctors at that time insisted that Flair will never wrestle again because he broke his back in three places. And so Flair did the things only he can do – ignore the doctors, go to rehab, and have a flair for the championship gold that earned him a ring legend title. He wished to say that the plane crash humbled him, but having started enjoying nature that he took his insurance settlement and bought himself a new branded car.
Imagine the body of Flair being insured by an insurance company, and he made his name on wrestling matches at long hours marathon. Flair is a member of two influential and historical factions which he said is far from over, and he is the man who most young sports entertainers idolize. You may not be familiar with his career, but his custom-tailored sequined ring robes, the way he strut, and the familiar shouts would tell you that you are in the crowd of Ric Flair.
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.
Ric Flair is recognized by World Wrestling Entertainment and Pro Wrestling Illustrated as a 16 time world champion, had two titles as a heavyweight champion, and tallies may vary in source but some could go as high as 21. Flair further added to his titles the Championship in the 1992 Royal Rumble and the 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.