He came down to the ring to the theme from "2001: A Space Odyssey." He referred to his romantic exploits with women during his promos as "a ride on Space Mountain," which Triple H hilariously referred to during Ric Flair's induction. If he sounds like an egotist...well, you've been paying attention.
But unlike a lot of the boasts and declarations made in sports entertainment, Ric Flair could back it up. If he said he was wearing a $3000 suit, he was. When he talked about "jet settin' and limousine ridin'," he did it. The bigger he talked, the bigger his entrances got.
It started with "2001: A Space Odyssey," and he added sequined robes. When that wasn't enough, he made the robes louder, with pink rhinestones and feathers. When that wasn't enough, he got pyro in WCW.
Somehow, Ric Flair's moments were bigger, too. He had iconic moments, including the formation of the Four Horsemen, re-forming it, and the famous "My Spot" promo on WCW Nitro which Ric was only a part of. Just when you thought it couldn't get bigger, Flair went to WWE and formed Evolution, which capitalized on the Horseman spirit, but updated it.
By the time Flair "retired" from WWE, he had the robes, the videos, the music, the pyro, and FIREWORKS over the Citrus Bowl! The next night, he had every performer in WWE lined up to pay tribute to the alleged end of his career.
Who else gets all of that? Nobody.