Ric Flair names his wrestling Mount Rushmore – and it’s very formidable

Ric Flair has named his wrestling Mount Rushmore ahead of his final match on Sunday night – and it is pretty hard to beat.

Flair’s professional career began in 1972, meaning he is celebrating his 50th year in the business. It has spanned across spells in WWE, TNA, WCW and NWA. The 73-year-old has seen it all when it comes to the best of professional wrestling.

Flair will end his wrestling career this weekend in Nashville, Tennessee. He is teaming up with his real-life son-in-law, Andrade El Idolo, to take on the team of Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal. The match will take place on the Starrcast V card.

‘The Nature Boy’ has done plenty of promotional work for the match, with a series of documentary-style videos used to hype up the contest.

And although Jarrett is currently signed to WWE, he does not have a talent contract, so he is allowed to compete in the match. In addition, Jarrett will be in Nashville all weekend anyway. He is the special guest referee for the Undisputed Tag Team Championship match between The Usos and The Street Profits at SummerSlam.

Ahead of the match, Ric Flair named his wrestling Mount Rushmore, based on 50 years of experience. And we’re sure few fans will disagree with the names he has chosen.

Ric Flair names his wrestling Mount Rushmore

Popular amongst wrestling podcast circles, a ‘Mount Rushmore’ is a list of the top wrestlers of all time, chosen by the guest. The list tends to consist of wrestlers that are no longer active.

We’ve seen various current and former WWE stars make their selections. Seth Rollins, for instance, opted for Bryan Danielson, Shawn Michaels, Eddie Guerrero and Bret Hart.

WWE Hall of Famer Rikishi, meanwhile, went with The Undertaker and Ric Flair as two of his picks. He then named three family members, with his uncles, Afa and Sika Anoa’i, and Peter Maivia all included.

Now, it is Flair’s turn to decide who goes in his wrestling Mount Rushmore. All four of his picks are former WWE stars, with ‘The Nature Boy’ having wrestled with or against all of them.

His first three picks were ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin, Shawn Michaels and Hulk Hogan. But he had a tough decision to leave out another WWE legend.

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Speaking on the Insight With Chris Van Vliet podcast, he explained: “I could put The Rock on there too. It’s interchangeable.

“The best worker of all time is Shawn Michaels. The biggest personality of all time would be The Rock. The biggest draw of all time would be [Steve] Austin.

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“And you can’t ever leave Hulk [Hogan] off because he drew a ton of money. A different time frame, but it was sold out every night.”

Instead of opting for ‘The Great One’, Flair went for The Undertaker instead. In an eight-man tag team match, it’s fair to say that you might struggle to put together a team that could beat Flair’s Mount Rushmore in talent and popularity.

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