• One Of The Greatest Of All Time Celebrates His Birthday
One of the greatest Professional Wrestling Legends of all time, “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair (Real name: Richard Fliehr) celebrates his 70th birthday today.
The Nature Boy wrestled for several NWA territories during the 70s and 80s, but his official home promotion was always Jim Crockett Promotions (Mid-Atlantic area), which was sold to Ted Turner in late 1988, who renamed it World Championship Wrestling.
In 1991, Ric had a falling out with WCW president Jim Herd, which caused him to leave and jump ship to the World Wrestling Federation, where he had a very successful main event run, until he returned to WCW in February 1993.
Flair, who wrestled in 5 decades, from 1972 till 2011, is officially considered a 16 time World Heavyweight Champion, though not including several additional World Title wins.
He was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2008 by his good friend Triple H, and again in 2012 as part of The 4 Horsemen getting in, thus making him the only 2 time WWE Hall of Famer in history.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIC FLAIR!
• Roman Reigns’ Return Has Already Helped Tonight’s RAW In A Big Way
Former Universal Champion “The Big Dog” Roman Reigns will return on tonight’s episode of RAW to give an update on his battle with leukemia.
Below is what WWE posted about this:
The Big Dog is back
“As we learned Thursday night, Roman Reigns is set to return to Monday Night Raw for the first time in more than four months, and will update the WWE Universe on the battle with leukemia that forced him to step away from the ring and relinquish the Universal Championship.
Whatever The Big Dog has to say, you won’t want to miss it.”
According to Beyoid, Reigns’ return has already helped tonight’s RAW in a big way as ticket sales for tonight’s RAW increased by 60% after Reigns’ return was announced!
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Speaking of tonight’s RAW, the following things are planned for the show according to WWE’s RAW preview:
– The Big Dog is back
– A birthday celebration worthy of The Nature Boy
– NXT Superstars on the rise
– There’s something about Dean Ambrose
– Who will be The Boss ‘N’ Hug Connection’s first challengers?