Let us mention these titles as 16x world heavyweight champion, 2x hall of famer, WCW world heavyweight champion, WWE champion, United States champion, WCW world tag team champion, and WWE tag team champion, and the only person we are referring to is Ric Flair.
Ric Flair has established himself to be known as “a limousine-ridin, jet-flyin, kiss-stealin, wheelin-dealin, son of a gun” persona.
It may sound incredible to you if you are told that in the world of sports history, he almost did not become the most celebrated champion in the field. This was said for two reasons, one is that he survived two lightning strikes on the 4th of October 1975, and secondly, he was one of the five passengers of a twin engine plane that was not properly fueled leading to a mechanical failure and crashed. The back of Flair broke in three areas and so the doctors at that time concluded that he will never wrestle again. And so what Flair did was to ignore the doctors, went to rehab and became a ring legend with a flair for the title of a champion. He wished the plane crash incident had humbled his ways but he had started loving the nature life, and for this bought a nice new car using the insurance settlement he got.
Imagine the body of Flair being insured by an insurance company, and he made his name on wrestling matches at long hours marathon. Flair is a member of two influential and historical factions which he said is far from over, and he is the man who most young sports entertainers idolize. You may not be familiar with his career, but his custom-tailored sequined ring robes, the way he strut, and the familiar shouts would tell you that you are in the crowd of Ric Flair.
He wrote during his celebrated career an autobiography which became a best seller, and he released three videos of the most talked about times in the wrestling business.
Ric Flair is recognized by World Wrestling Entertainment and Pro Wrestling Illustrated as a 16 time world champion, had two titles as a heavyweight champion, and tallies may vary in source but some could go as high as 21. Flair added to his cap the 1992 Royal Rumble and WWE Intercontinental Championship.
It was on March 30, 2008 Wrestlemania XXIV, that Flair ended his 36-year career, after the night he became the only active wrestler to be inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame. It is undeniable that Ric Flair is truly the most decorated World Champion in history, with his robe, trunks and boots that he wore at Wrestlemania XXIV being exhibited at a national museum in Washington DC.