40 Years of Ric Flair: The Career of the Greatest Wrestler Ever

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40 Years of Ric Flair: The Career of the Greatest Wrestler Ever
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On Dec. 10, 1972, in the small town of Rice Lake, Wis., Richard Morgan Fliehr stepped into a wrestling ring and became Ric Flair.

Though he only wrestled a 10-minute draw against George "Scrap Iron" Gadaski, that one match sparked four decades of a seemingly never-ending wrestling legend.

Today, 40 years after his first match, the 63-year-old Flair says that his in-ring career has finally come to an end. Still, he found himself once again roughhousing in a WWE ring Monday night.

Whether or not Flair will ever have another official "match," there can be no doubt that he is, and forever will be, the greatest professional wrestler of all time.

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