Ric Flair just reminded us why we loved him when he was at the height of his talents in professional wrestling.
With the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge still going strong, it was only a matter of time before someone challenged the Natch to step under the bucket and take one for charity.
In this case, his challengers were Bret “The Hit Man” Hart and the San Francisco 49ers. Not one to slip out of a challenge — except in his glorious heel days, of course — Flair invited a pretty young lady (who else?) to dump the ice water on his head.
While we’re not going to say that Ric Flair has officially won the Ice Bucket Challenge, we will say that his is a great entry, especially for fans of the Nature Boy. But don’t take our word for it. Give it a watch:
Probably our favorite part of the video is when Flair gets the bucket placed on his head and then takes a friendly rib — “Space Mountain just got a little bit smaller” — to which Ric pulls off the bucket and drops, “That’s a cold shot,” followed by one of the best WOOOs we’ve heard in 20 years.
We know we’ve been critical of Ric Flair in the past, but we’ve got to pause from that and give him some major props — not just for doing something that benefits charity and the fight against ALS (aka Lou Gehrig Disease), but also for bringing back that fiery spirit and rock-solid promo work which, quite frankly, has been absent since the infamous shoot he did on Carlito in 2007.
As for those now facing the challenge from Natch, he has named his daughter, and NXT Champion, Charlotte, as well as Snoop Dogg, Pete Rose, and his agent (and her entire office).
We’ll be looking forward to those. After all, you don’t cross the Nature Boy, especially when he’s stylin’ and profilin.’
If you can’t get enough Ric Flair, fans, then make sure you tune in to RAW on Monday night. According to a recent report taken from Twitter, he will appear in the show’s opening segment alongside Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels.
(We’re expecting a WWE Legends promo to try and breathe life into the ill-fated rematch between Brock Lesnar and John Cena at WWE Night Of Champions. Since Brock won’t be in town, though, don’t expect the verbal tension you saw at the Hulkster’s birthday party a few weeks back.
As for the ALS #IceBucketChallenge, readers, do you think Ric Flair just won the whole thing?