This place in my Hall Of Fame is reserved for one of the most outstanding ring performers in the history of our business.

I have, and will always consider Ric Flair to be the last of the “old school” World Heavyweight Champions. When Ric walked that proverbial aisle, he represented exactly what a World Champion is all about.

Flair paid me one of the biggest compliments in my career when I was working for Championship Wrestling From Florida in the mid-1980s. After seeing me on television for the first time, Ric told the booker, “When you are finished with this guy, I want him in Atlanta.” However, that was never in my future. One of the proudest moments in my WWF/WWE career was when I had Ric and Hulk Hogan together as guests on my “Funeral Parlor” interview segment.

Ric is absolutely another one of my heroes that I am proud to call my friend.