Richard Morgan Fliehr is a semi-retired American professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Ric Flair. Also known as "The Nature Boy", Flair is considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time with a professional career that spans 40 years. He is noted for his lengthy and highly decorated tenures with the National Wrestling Alliance, World Championship Wrestling, the World Wrestling Federation, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Flair is officially recognized by WWE, TNA, and Pro Wrestling Illustrated as a 16-time world heavyweight champion although the actual number of his world championship reigns varies by source; Flair considers himself as a 21-time World Champion in the NWA, WCW, and WWE.
Flair has won ten NWA Championships in NWA/WCW, as well as three NWA Championships in All Star Pro Wrestling, All Japan Pro Wrestling and Central States Wrestling. Along with these, he is a six-time WCW Champion, two-time WCW International World Champion, two-time WWF Champion, making him a 21-time world heavyweight champion.