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Does anyone else think Flair was overrated even in his prime?
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 10:43 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Does anyone else think Flair was overrated even in his prime?

Does anyone else think Flair was overrated even in his prime?
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 10:47 PM   #2 (permalink)
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i dont.































flair is the standard in wrestling.















all those years when hogan got all the premature praise of being the greatest of all time was BS.















we have seen how that played out.































you have to have been around early enough to fully appreciate Ric flair in his early career and see what he brought to pro wrestling. especially the awa and nwa.































if you werent around pre wcw, you probably will never fully understand.
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 10:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Nope sorry Ric Flair in his prime could out wrestle anybody on the wwe or tna roster but kurt angle vs ric flair both in primes that would be a challenge but no when people say Flair is one of the all time best its a true statement alot of newer fans would disagree because they dont like the old school wrestling style.
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Yes without a doubt. Same moves over and over. Always hated when he got whipped into the corner and did the flip ran climbed the turn buckles and got caught every time. Plus he was not that athletic.
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Old 08 Oct 2010, 11:05 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Never.































In the 80's there was only one other performer besides Flair who could sell out a big show on just his name alone (the rest of the card didn't matter) and that was Hulk Hogan. Flair was a MUCH better wrestler than Hogan ever was, even on Hogan's best day.































Flair was the NWA's top star throughout the 80's, like Hogan was the WWF's top star in the 80's. The only wrestlers who could even come close to matching Flair's charisma were Hogan, Dusty Rhodes, and Roddy Piper. Those four were indisputably the best promo-ers in the business in the 80's. Jake Roberts was close, though.































Vince McMahon built the WWF around Hulk Hogan. Jim Crockett built his entire territory around Ric Flair.































Flair did not have any weaknesses in his performances. Inside the ring and out he was The Man, the wrestler everybody wanted to see. Flair was the first truly cool heel, the bad guy the male fans wanted to be, and the guy the female fans wanted to be with.































In the 80's there were a lot of big stars, a lot of main eventers, and a lot of champions. Then there were Hogan and Flair, a level above them.































Nobody has ever put it all together into one complete pro wrestling package like Ric Flair. In the 80's and most of the 90's, Ric Flair was the best of them all.































He's 61 years old now...and STILL better than just about everybody else in the business. Sure, he can't move around like he did 20-30 years ago, but he's still the Nature Boy. The stuff he's doing these days is a bit exaggerated from what he did in his prime, but he's still one of the most entertaining and fun to watch performers in the entire business.
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