10 Things You Need To Know About Ric Flair's Original WWF Run
7. He Won The Greatest Royal Rumble Ever
After President Jack Tunney vacated the WWE Title, a Royal Rumble for the highest stakes ever was announced. In previous years, it was just a standard battle royal with no real meaning, but the 1992 edition was a match itself for the top prize in the business, the WWE Championship. Subsequently, WWE was trying to get the audience to come around to its newest star. The 92 Rumble is among the most star studded ever, and it was built around Ric Flair from start to finish. WWE saw this as a way to legitimize the man that was the gold standard in the NWA for the past decade in the eyes of fans who never watched him. An interesting thing to note was, Flair called the whole match and concept easy, and it's very simple to understand. To go out there for 60 minutes really wasnt too different from what Flair was used to, and the amount of rest time afforded to him in a battle royal was much more than he would get in a match with Ricky Steamboat. Paired with Flairs excellence was, once again, Bobby The Brain Heenan, who was like a verbal highlight reel from the second Flair drew #3. http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x2cypod_wwf-royal-rumble-1992-ric-flair-post-match-interview_sport However, as great as the match was, Flairs post match rant was one for the ages. He buried the NWA and took shots at the detractors, and ran off a list of Hall of Famers that all had to pay homage to the manWOO!!! Take a look.
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