Ric Flair is no longer using his signature Figure Four Leg Lock move, so you younger wrestlers might as well. Hell, he’s cool with it.
“Good luck with it,” the 16-time world champion told TheWrap ahead of the ESPN “30 for 30” documentary about his life and career.
The WWE (WWF in those days), WCW and NWA icon added that he’s never denied anyone who has asked permission to use the submission maneuver.
“I never beat anybody with it,” added Flair (pictured above, left, with fellow WWF/E great Shawn Michaels). “The last guy to beat anybody with it was Jack Brisco, because he could.”
Brisco’s heyday was in the early 1970s, just before Flair officially became “The Nature Boy,” a moniker he adopted from Buddy Rogers. The new “Nature Boy” pretty much took over prowrestling’s reins from there.
Later, Flair begat Hulk Hogan, and so on.
The stylin’, profilin’, limousine-riding, jet-flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun’s documentary “Nature Boy” is set to premiere Tuesday, November 7, at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN.
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Check back with TheWrap soon for more from our interview with the legend of the squared-circle.