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Dustin Rhodes Shares Unrecognisable Photo Of Ric Flair

Dustin Rhodes

AEW star Dustin Rhodes has gone old school by sharing a throwback photo of WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair that is almost unrecognisable.

At 53 years of age, Dustin Rhodes is still going hard in the ring, competing regularly for AEW. The Natural recently tangled with CM Punk on AEW Dynamite in a bout that was lauded by critics and fans alike.

Now Rhodes has taken to social media to share a photo from decades ago that shows one of his father’s greatest rivals, The Nature Boy Ric Flair. However, younger fans might have to look twice as the photo shows Flair without his trademark bleach blonde hair-do and shows him a lot bigger than he was later in his wrestling career.

Ric Flair began his pro wrestling career back in 1972 in the American Wrestling Association. Two years later, Flair jumped to the Mid-Atlantic region run by Jim Crockett Promotions where he would go on to achieve great success.

However, his career was almost over before it began as in October 1975, Ric Flair was involved in a plane crash that broke his back in three places. After initially being told he’d never wrestle again, Flair returned to the ring in just three months but with a different wrestling style and a distinctly different physique.