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Hey guys, let's take you back to a moment from 13 years ago this past summer:

WCW Bash at the Beach '96

It was Konnan defending the WCW U.S. Heavyweight Championship against the 5x NWA U.S. Heavyweight Champion-Ric Flair

On April 22, 1996, Flair lost the WCW World Heavyweight Championship to The Giant

But then, @ the Bash @ the Beach, he would challenge Konnan for the U.S. Gold

Konnan and Flair had a Classic Match-Up, but @ the end, Nancy hit Konnan in the eye with her show allowing Ric Flair to win not only his 1st U.S. Title in WCW, but also, in the 34 year history of the U.S. Heavyweight Championship (NWA/WCW/WWE) Flair became the 1st ever 6x U.S. Heavyweight Champion

He has won the title 5 times in the NWA and once in the WCW, and this was Flair's 1st U.S. Title in WCW and his 1st U.S. Title in 15 1/2 years since losing the belt to Rowdy Roddy Piper

However, in the Fall of '96. Flair suffered a shoulder injury and as a result, Flair was stripped of the U.S. Heavyweight Championship

and now, 13 years later, Flair is retired from the ring, but he is still keeping busy in the Wrestling Business

The U.S. Heavyweight Title is in the hands of Kofi Kingston

and as for Konnan, he is now wrestling in AAA Wrestling in Mexico

and that's your look @ a moment from 13 years ago this summer:

Ric Flair wins the U.S. Heavyweight Championship for a record breaking 6th time

and now, here's a Video Clip to that match:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x3tzax_ric-flair-vs-konanwcw-united-states_sport

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I got a question, whats your point? By looks of it, nobody really cares about Flair winning the US title again in WCW, maybe back then it was huge but again I doubt it, they (WCW) only really gave the US title to Flair possibly because of Hulk Hogan having the World title and/or competing for it, thus giving Flair the US title was more for them to say "Hey while Hogan has the World title, you can hold the US", so its nothing spectacular about it.


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Originally posted by badguy badguy wrote:

I got a question, whats your point? By looks of it, nobody really cares about Flair winning the US title again in WCW, maybe back then it was huge but again I doubt it, they (WCW) only really gave the US title to Flair possibly because of Hulk Hogan having the World title and/or competing for it, thus giving Flair the US title was more for them to say "Hey while Hogan has the World title, you can hold the US", so its nothing spectacular about it.
 
Actually, The Giant had the World Title when Flair won the US Belt and then, Hogan took the World Title from The Giant the following month @ Hog Wild.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote badguy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/October/2009 at 07:47
Like I said, Hogan was busy holding it or competing for the title, thus why WCW decided to throw the title on Flair, so Flair could hold something while Hogan was wrestling for the World title from The Giant.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote admin Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/October/2009 at 14:42
* WWF i've moved your original Flair topic into here as it fits fine in here.
 
* Please check we don't already have a relevant thread before making a new one and making work moving posts over.
 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tragon70 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/September/2011 at 19:49
So basically this is when Flair was still cool compared to now where he's in debt & can't retire like he would've hoped. Also is this to show how much WWE has disgraced the US title ?
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Quote From Jim Ross Website
Many have asked me via Twitter @JRsBBQ and in the Q&A Section of this site to comment on the ESPN/Grantland article regarding Ric Flair's personal finances and other personal issues. Ric has been a friend for well over three decades and I was uncomfortable reading the piece. Ric has always enjoyed life to its fullest, and beyond, which, last I looked, wasn't a crime.
Lots of famous athletes and entertainers have had financial hurdles to overcome. If Ric has the issues that Grantland outlined, I wish Naitch well and he has my support.
That's what friends do.


That article will have surprised nobody as to how much Naitch likes to spend his money.

He's never been one for saving his cash for a rainy day and instead has lived to spend it whenever it comes his way.

As long as he pays his debts and lives within his means he can spend the money on whatever he wants.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote thundarr2000 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 20/September/2011 at 22:20
I guess you didn't read the Grantland article because it was all about how Flair can't pay his debts and can't live within his means.  Flair was supposedly so mad at the article that he wanted to sue.  But that's going to be hard to do since the article was sourced with public record documents (arrest reports and court orders) and most damaging ... his own WWE-published auto-biography.  Apparently Flair doesn't recall admitting in his own book that he has damaged his heart from years of hard partying.
 
Originally posted by Ric Flair in <em><strong>To Be the Man</strong></em> Ric Flair in To Be the Man wrote:

Through my many years of partying, I also developed something called "alcoholic cardiomyopathy," a weakening of heart muscles. I first detected that there was something wrong when my heart began skipping beats. I went to a cardiologist friend who told me that when your heart pumps, it expands to a rubber band. But mine was doing it too much.
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http://www.ewrestlingnews.com/news/12541/ric-flair-returning-to-the-ring-details-inside
so, Flair will be returning to the ring, against an as yet unnamed opponent, for All Japan at the end of the month.
 
since Reid has been signed to AJPW for 3 months, you've got to think that Flair performing was one of the conditions attached to the contract, i can't see any other reason for Reid to be signed by anyone otherwise.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ihatethatmonkee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26/January/2013 at 23:37
UPDATE:
 
 
yes, that's right:
 
Originally posted by ewrestling ewrestling wrote:

Ric Flair did not return to the ring at the event after all. Flair was at the Ota War Gymnasium for the event but he did not wrestle due to a "health issue". Flair was replaced by his son Reid who was moved to work with Keiji Mutoh. The two lost to Tatsumi Fujinami and Seiya Sanada when Sanada pinned Flair at 15:31.

The bout would've been Ric Flair's first bout in Japan since retiring from WWE in 2008.
 
so, did he decide not to work the match due to health issues, due to wanting to get Reid in a higher match, or simply because he didn't want to be on a losing side?
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