WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has opened up about the incredible piece of memorabilia he gifted to his close friend, Triple H.
WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is a legendary figure in the world of pro wrestling, not least because of his claim to have held 16 World Championships over the course of his career, a feat only recently equalled by John Cena.
Flair’s time at the peak of the wrestling mountain started during his time in the NWA where he frequently held their top championship, known to most as the ’10 Pounds Of Gold’. However, the belt Flair has become most associated with is the one commonly referred to as the ‘Big Gold Belt.’
Ric Flair held that title belt throughout the late eighties and in his run in WCW. Once the company closed its doors, the belt was retired for some time before former WCW President and then-Raw General Manager Eric Bischoff brought it back in 2002. During an episode of Raw, Bischoff declared the first man in WWE to hold that title would be Triple H.
However, this was not the original Big Gold Belt, as WWE Chairman Vince McMahon had allowed Flair to keep a hold of that part of his legacy.
Now, on the most recent episode of his Wooooo Nation UNCENSORED podcast, The Nature Boy revealed that he passed the piece of wrestling history onto Triple H as a gift and accompanied it with a touching note.
“It was phenomenal [his World Heavyweight Championship reigns], phenomenal until the end. That belt right there I gifted to Hunter with a note, because Vince let me keep it, saying, ‘Wish I could have dropped this to you in 1986.’”
H/T to Sportskeeda for the above transcription.