Ric Flair had an illustrious professional wrestling career that spans over three decades. During this time, he has wrestled various other superstars. In a recent episode of “The Ric Flair Show” podcast, Flair revealed which wrestler gave him his worst matches in the ring.
“I’m wrestling the Warrior in Winnipeg [Canada], right? I’m the champion. And the match, Mike, probably, the second worst match I ever had in my life. The first being when I wrestled The Warrior in Phoenix [Arizona] and he dropped me on my head. Okay? So I come back from the ring. I knew the match just was absolutely brutal. And Pat Patterson goes to me, ‘that was the worst f–king match I’ve ever seen in my life’. And I said, ‘you’re telling me, motherf–ker? I was in it!'”
It’s not surprising to hear that the Ultimate Warrior was the one to give him his worst matches. During his heyday, he had the reputation for being a sloppy but stiff wrestler in the ring that made for many bouts that were just simply hard to watch. He had a great on-air personality made for the professional wrestling world, but his in-ring skills were extremely limited.
For Flair to state something like this about the Ultimate Warrior should carry a lot of weight. He is regarded as one of the greatest wrestlers of all time and has put on quite a few top notch matches over his career. It just goes to show that the Warriors’ skills in the ring were much more of a concern than previously let on.