Flair was the greatest wrestler of all time in my opinion, in large part because there was never anyone better with a microphone and in front of a camera. In his heyday, Flair's promos were pure entertainment. In the ring, Flair always delivered, making his opponents look good even when they were bad which isn't an easy thing to do in the kayfabe world of professional wrestling.
A consensus is emerging in light of the article that Flair never could separate the image of the Nature Boy from the life of the man who went home when the lights went out.
As one observer notes:
"To be the man, you gotta beat the man," Flair has said countless times over the past four decades. He's lost plenty of matches in that time but no one has ever beat him.
He was Ric Flair. "The Nature Boy." The limousine riding, jet flying, kiss stealing, wheeling, dealing, son of a gun.
The only man who could ever beat him was himself.
Meanwhile, one observer notes that Vince McMahon needs to buy TNA Impact to save wrestling with an interesting theory.