by Jack Hunter
There are very few heroes I claim, but this is certainly one of them. As I wrote in my tribute following his final match at Wrestlemania 24:
"A Southern icon, by way of Minnesota; a national treasure, who became such practicing a trade that gets little respect; and a personal hero, in ways he’ll never know. Diamonds are forever - so are life-shaping memories - and so is Ric Flair."