Ric Flair: Darius Rucker Respects His Old School StyleBy: Ellisha Rader Mannering - June 16, 2014
Ric Flair is a wrestling legend and two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee. He has trained numerous other wrestlers and still makes appearances in the ring every now and then. One of the things that makes Ric Flair so interesting is his old school style of wrestling.
Flair was trained by wrestler Verne Gagne and while not everyone appreciates his wrestling style, he definitely has a fan in Darius Rucker.
Rucker recently talked about one of his favorite things to do as a young man, watch professional wrestling. He said that Ric Flair was his favorite wrestler and that his favorite thing about him was his old school style.
“Ric Flair was such a huge part of my childhood and teen years. He’s an icon,” Rucker said.
Rucker also explained how big of a fan he is of Flair and talked about the time he wanted to buy a robe that Flair had worn in the ring and that was being auctioned off.
“Years ago at the Jimmy V (celebrity golf tournament), Ric auctioned off one of his robes. I just turned to my band and said, ‘I’m getting this. I don’t care what it cost me … I’m getting this,'” he said.
“It was a live auction, and this other guy really wanted it. But I wanted it a little more. It got up there pretty high. It cost me a pretty penny, but it was worth it.”
Rucker has a pretty nice sports memorabilia collection, but says that the Ric Flair robe is his favorite piece.
“I’ve got some great stuff in my sports memorabilia collection. But my favorite thing by far is the robe. I actually have a Ric Flair robe with ‘the Nature Boy’ on the back. That’s awesome. When I look at it, it brings back so many memories of my childhood and my teen years,” Rucker said.
Are you a fan of Ric Flair?
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