Ric Flair is considered to be the greatest professional wrestler of all time. The Man revolutionized the sport and his influence lives on today in pop culture. He’s also one to fire up the troops when needed.
The Tennessee Titans are a great example of living up to the “Nature Boy” legacy. Recently, Flair made an appearance at the Titans’ football camp in order to spend time with the team and he got them all fired up with the Wooooos.
TMZ also got the word that Flair was asked who’s his favorite player on the team currently. His answer is Derrick Henry. Ric even compared him to a future Hall of Famer.
“My favorite player in the NFL right now is Derrick Henry,” Flair said, “Hated him at Alabama but I love him here. I didn’t realize he had that speed. I didn’t see that in college.” Yeah I mean 2,000 yards [a year] — think about it. That puts him in the same class as Adrian Peterson. That’s big-time stuff.”
Henry also talked to reporters at the camp and said it was “pretty cool” to have Flair at practice. He was also a fan of Flair’s as well,
“He’s a legend in the WWE world,” Henry said. “I watched him on T.V. growing up for a long time so it’s surreal to meet people like him and come out here and let ’em talk to us after practice.”
Flair’s “Last Match” is this Sunday, July 31 when the “Nature Boy” teams up with his son-in-law, Andrade to face Jeff Jarrett and Jay Lethal. Obviously, he’s making a big impression in the city before his final bout.
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