In this post, we list the most famous nicknames of Ric Flair, the retired American professional wrestler. While his name is Richard Morgan Fliehr, his birth name is widely believed to be Fred Phillips, although he is also credited as Fred Demaree or Stewart on different documents.
Flair had a successful career that spanned four decades. Many fans consider him the greatest wrestler in history, with Sports Illustrated ranking him first on its list of greatest wrestlers ever. Flair has also garnered numerous awards and accolades throughout his career.
Did you know that Flair was a ladies’ man? He was married five times and even claimed to have slept with around 10,000 women. He certainly lived up to his name as a man of flair!
Famous Ric Flair Nicknames
Here is a list of the known nicknames associated with Ric Flair.
1. Nature Boy
Flair began calling himself “The Nature Boy” in 1978, a moniker that Buddy Rogers, a fellow wrestler, had famously used. While no one is entirely sure what the moniker itself means, Flair started using the name to start a feud with Rogers, and it worked. In 1979 the two had a match for the rights to the moniker. Flair won that match and continued to go by “The Nature Boy” for the rest of his career.
Like in the previous nickname, the meaning of “Naitch” is unclear. What we do know, however, is that it has an adopted nickname of Ric Flair. An interesting fact about the name is that Flair once had a doppelganger named “Little Naitch” in WCW, with many fans thinking that Little Naitch was Flair’s son because of the similarities in their looks. However, Little Naitch’s real name is Charles Robinson. A big fan of Flair, Robinson had modeled himself to look exactly like him.
3. The Dirtiest Player in the Game
Flair had a knack for the outrageous, and he proudly used the alias “The Dirtiest Player in the Game” to prove that point. According to Bleacher, Flair was the complete package and the dirtiest player in the game, willing to do anything to win as winning wasn’t all about the honor for Flair. Flair was great at doing what many wrestlers failed to do, namely, using the ring to his advantage.
4. Space Mountain
Flair’s legend was wild on the ring and off it. The nickname “Space Mountain” is, in fact, a euphemism for his male organ. In an interview where he talked about his exploits with women, Flair famously referred to his crotch rocket as “Space Mountain,” claiming it was the “oldest ride with the longest line.” He also claimed that “several dozen” celebrities have taken a ride on Space Mountain, including Halle Berry. Berry refuted this claim as a lie. Nevertheless, the moniker has evolved to describe Flair as a whole.
5. Alimony Pony
It doesn’t take much imagination to know why a man married five times is referred to as the “Alimony Pony.” He’s almost had half as many marriages and divorces as he’s had World Title reigns. His first marriage was to Leslie Goodman in 1974, with whom he had two children before divorcing her in 1983. That same year, he married Elizabeth Harrell, with whom he had another two children before divorcing in 2006.
Undeterred, Flair remarried the same year as his divorce with his union with Tiffany VanDemark. They filed for divorce a couple of years later, in 2008. In 2009, he married his fourth wife, Jacqueline “Jackie” Beems, and the two divorced in 2012. Flair married his fifth wife, Wendy Barlow, in 2018. In January this year, he announced that he and Barlow were separated.
6. Nobleman of Fury
The nickname “Nobleman of Fury” actually originates from Japanese. The original term is “Kyouran no Kikoushi,” which also means “The Rampaging Noble.”
7. The Master of the Figure Four
“The figure four” is a signature move in wrestling that features a leg lock and the use of the ring ropes. When a wrestling fan hears the words “figure four,” Flair’s name often comes to mind first. Some fans erroneously believe he invented the move, which has seen him earn the nickname “The Master of the Figure Four.” However, while Flair made it famous, he didn’t invent it. That honor goes to Buddy Rogers.
Other nicknames for Flair include:
- The Golden Stallion
- “I Da! Ba-Loot!”
- “Limousine Ridin’, Jet Flyin’, Kiss Stealin’, Wheelin’ Dealin’, Son of a Gun”
- The Man
- Naitcha’ Boy
- The Original Party Animal
- Rambling Ricky” Rhodes
- The Real World Champion
- The Sixty-Minute Man
- Slick Ric
- Wrestling God
- The Black Scorpion
- The Greatest Wrestler of All Time
Are there other nicknames for Ric Flair we missed? Let us know in the comments.