WRESTLING NEWS
Ric Flair Storylines In WCW That Made No Sense
By SHANE O'NEILL
Composed of Ric Flair, Scott Steiner, Lex Luger, Rick Steiner, Buff Bagwell, Jeff Jarrett, and Road Warrior Animal, the Magnificent Seven formed at the WCW Sin pay-per-view event in January 2001. Despite hanging tightly onto their championship gold, the Magnificent Seven didn't amount to much and were quietly disbanded a few months later.
Magnificent Seven
Among Flair's most memorable opponents is Dusty Rhodes, who put on some incredible bouts and dueling promos with The Nature Boy throughout the 1980s. The feud culminated in a tag team match at WCW Greed in March 2001 that ended with Flair and his partner Jarrett kissing the rear of a donkey, a hokey gimmick better off forgotten.
Dusty Rhodes
In 1999, WCW fans met Ric Flair's son David Flair, and it became clear that in-ring and microphone skills aren't genetic. The father-and-son storyline was not entertaining due to David constantly betraying his father, inconsistent bookings, and David's timidness under the spotlight.
David Flair
In 1998, Flair defeated Eric Bischoff and became the president of WCW, and he began ranting and raving more than usual whenever he was on TV. He was eventually sent to a psychiatric hospital in a segment that was every bit as strange and poorly aged as one would expect.
Psychiatric Hospital
On the December 14, 1998, edition of "WCW Monday Nitro," Ric Flair made his way to the ring to cut a scathing promo on real-life rival Eric Bischoff. During his tirade, he gripped his chest and fell to the ground, suffering from an apparent heart attack, and Tony Schiavone acted as if this was all real via commentary as fans looked mortified.
Heart Attack