Originally Posted by Dubs
Allow me to share a perspective from someone who watched Flair in his prime.
I’ve never been fan of Jericho. He matches with Dean Malenko in WCW were good and Jericho was funny with his Man of 1001 Holds (of something like that) which he used again Malenko who was known as the Man of 1000 Holds.
His undisputed championship run only came because The Rock and Stone Cold put him over. He was never a really big draw and never carried the company. He feuds were Stephanie McMahon were funny. Perhaps my biggest issue is that he always wants to reinvent himself and change his finisher. We never see the Lionsault and rarely see the Liontamer. I don’t want a guy to only have five moves like Bret Hart (who also never drew any money or really carried a company), but some consistency over the years I appreciate.
In no way is Jericho on Flair’s level. Forget about the Flair you have seen in the last 5-6 years and look at his career. Flair's matches with Ricky Steamboat are still the best I've ever seen. Flair carried the NWA title for nearly a decade. The notion that Flair never put anyone over is ridiculous. Perhaps you’ve never heard of Flair losing the title to Ronnie Garvin. (go google him, since you’ve never heard of him). Flair put over Hogan countless times, lost to Steamboat, Dusty, Harley Race, etc. He put over a drug/high Kerry Von Erich and lost the title. He even put over Ricky Morton some back in the day (again, go google it). Ric Flair made Sting. Flair ever put over Scott Steiner during his Steiner Brothers days. In his day, Ric Flair could wrestle me and make me look like a legitimate threat. That’s what made Flair so great. During the NWO invasion, Flair put over everyone for the company including Goldberg. When Flair came back to the WWE in the early 2000s, he lost to Brock Lesnar, the Rock, Orton, Taker, etc. There is a reason why many wrestlers like Flair but not Hogan.