Ric Flair has wrestled many of the greatest performers in the history of professional wrestling. Due to his own longevity, this meant that the Nature Boy has tangled with some of the greats from various different eras.
One man who Flair has always spoken of his respect for is The Undertaker. The pair famously met at WrestleMania X-8 in a blood-soaked battle which was only Flair’s second since returning to the company in late 2001. At this stage, Flair had believed his full-time wrestling career was over, and was severely lacking in confidence, questioning whether he could still perform to a high level.
In the years since the match Flair has credited The Deadman on numerous occasions for his role in the brawl, and how much it meant to him.
“The Undertaker Is The Best Big Man Ever” – Ric Flair
Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, Flair discussed The Undertaker’s skills in the ring and their own chemistry. The WWE Hall of Famer compared the star to Bruiser Brody, before praising his overall star-power.
“I’ve always had great chemistry with him. I mean, he’s you know, it’s not even arguable. He’s the best big man ever. He’s right there with Brody, I think overall he’s better than Brody. Brody was a big guy like he is and Brody could do a lot of stuff that people didn’t realise, they didn’t look at the athleticism, when you wrestle a guy for an hour you get to know him real well and he was a good athlete.
But as far as Undertaker goes man, and for walking on the ropes and all that stuff and and really, really making that character so believable, so strong. I’ve said it before, with all the buildings in Europe, there’ll be 1000 Undertaker [fans] standing in line to get in. I mean, the merchandise that he has sold and the love they have for that character, man, I hope that my documentary comes out to be half as good as The Last Ride. looked. I thought that was fantastic.”
While discussing the documentary in question, Flair recently promised that it would be better than the 30 For 30 ESPN special from 2017.
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