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Ric Flair Names The Man He Could Have Headlined WrestleMania With

Ric Flair

Ric Flair has congratulated all the WWE Superstars past and present that have main-evented WrestleMania and has picked a match from his past that he says could have been worthy of the honour.

The sixteen-time champion of the world took to Twitter to send a message to all those that have headlined ‘The Shows of Shows,’ including his daughter Charlotte.

The Tweet read:

“Congratulations To All The Great Superstars That Ever Main Evented WrestleMania Including My Daughter @MsCharlotteWWE. It Is A Huge Honor! I Have A Great Resume, But I Can Never Say That I Main Evented WrestleMania. Here Is A Match I Think Would Have! @WWE@REALSteamboat”

Accompanying the Tweet was a video highlighting Flair’s legendary feud with Ricky ‘The Dragon’ Steamboat. Although the two WWE Hall Of Famers have met in the ring hundreds of times, their 1989 trio of matches for the NWA World Heavyweight Championship have achieved iconic status.

In February 1989, Steamboat defeated Flair for the only NWA World Title win of his career. That match occurred at the NWA Chi-Town Rumble event and ended the 452-day reign of ‘The Nature Boy.’

The two men met once more on the sixth edition of the Clash Of The Champions in April. In the Louisiana Superdome, Steamboat defeated Flair 2-1 in a Best Two Out Of Three Falls match.

The third match of the trilogy took place in May at WrestleWar in Nashville, Tennessee. In a match that went over thirty-one minutes, Flair defeated Steamboat to reclaim the NWA World Championship. That marked the beginning of the seventh reign of Flair’s recognised world title wins.

Charlotte Flair has already equalled Ric’s appearances on the main show at WrestleMania with five. As Ric Flair pointed out, Charlotte has managed to main event on the ‘Grandest Stage Of Them All,’ whereas her father never did. Charlotte Flair along with Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey became the first women to main event WrestleMania at MetLife Stadium in 2019. In that match, Charlotte Flair lost her WWE SmackDown Women’s Title when Becky Lynch pinned Rousey.