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 and the World Wrestling Federation / and later World Wrestling Entertainment WWE, and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. Flair is officially recognized by WWE, TNA, and PWI as a 16-time World Heavyweight Champion although actual number of his World Championship reigns varies by source; Flair considers himself as a 21-time World Champion in NWA, WCW, and WWF.
Ric has won ten NWA Championships in 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 and a three-time NWA Mid-Atlantic Heavyweight Champion, making him a 21-time World Heavyweight Champion.