Ric Flair Reveals Origin Of Famous Promo

Ric Flair

Ric Flair has revealed how he got the inspiration for one of his most iconic lines.

Ask any wrestling fan to recite a Flair promo and more often than not the response will be “The Rolex-wearing, diamond ring-wearing, kiss stealing, wheeling dealing, limousine riding, jet-flying son of a gun.”

Many years on from the first time the promo was heard, The Nature Boy has revealed how the iconic phrase was created. Speaking with Liz Clamon, the 16-time World Champion revealed that he was the one who created it after a heavy night out on the town:

“People, to this day, walk up to me and ask me, ‘Who wrote down all that stuff?’ I say, ‘Nobody, man.’ Right after a night out in Buckhead, and two cups of coffee [laughs]. Buckhead was fun in those old days [laughs].”

Flair continued, stating that he still gets requests to recite the promo to this day. The WWE Hall of Famer admitted he is surprised by how popular it is considering it was made so spontaneously:

“To this day, the line about the ‘Rolex-wearing’ … if I am at an event, or a signing, I hear that same line. ‘Say it one time for me.’ People ask me to say that line and turn on their recorders. I laugh because it [the promo] is something I thought of one morning at 9 o’clock after about four cups of coffee … no sleep and being out in Buckhead all night.”

When Did Ric Flair Retire From Wrestling?

Ric Flair called time on his legendary career in 2022, teaming with Andrade El Idolo to take on the team of Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal at an event marketed around it being his final-ever in-ring performance. The Nature Boy has since admitted that he was not 100% going into the match and briefly fell asleep at one point while on the apron.

H/t to Wrestling Inc.