WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair Details His Impromptu Meet With NFL Legend Tom Brady

Published 02/19/2021, 8:00 AM EST
ATHENS, GA – SEPTEMBER 29: Rick Flair during the game between the Georgia Bulldogs and the Tennessee Volunteers on September 29, 2018 at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia. (Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images)


WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair, is a living legend. The ‘Nature Boy’ etched his name in history books with his immaculate wrestling and mic skills in his illustrious 40-year career. He is the greatest World Champion in wrestling history with the most title wins, very similar to Tom Brady in the NFL.

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Speaking of Tom Brady and Ric Flair, both legends have crossed paths once. And guess what? Both Flair and Brady are a fan of each other!

Ric Flair talks about meeting Tom Brady

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The ‘Limousine Ridin, Jet Flyin’ recently joined FOX Sports‘ Ryan Satin, where he discussed a variety of topics, including the time he met NFL Legend, Tom Brady.

Flair had nothing but high praise for ‘Tom Terrific,’ and rightly so. “I’m a big-time Brady fan. I met him one time. I can’t say enough good about him,” said Flair.


Flair detailed, “I was at the Ann Arbor thing with Coach Harbaugh, with him and Derek Jeter and everybody, for that big recruiting thing about five years ago,” Flair continued. “So, of course, Wendy wanted to meet him, my wife, and I said, ‘Well, I’m not going to walk over to him. There’s some rules of etiquette here.'”

“[Tom] looked over at me and took two steps. He didn’t walk across the room by any means, but he said, ‘Hey, I’ve been a fan. I’ve watched you for years.'” the ‘Nature Boy’ shared.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 04: Ric Flair attends WWE 20th Anniversary Celebration Marking Premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at Staples Center on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

The ‘Nature Boy’ had recently congratulated Tom Brady for his seventh Super Bowl victory in a fashion only he can. ‘Naitch’ joked how Brady still has 9 more World Championships to capture to better his record. Honestly, we don’t think anyone except John Cena can break that 16 World Title record.

Either way, it’s great to see two GOATs of their respective sports embrace each other. After all, it’s not every day when you’ve got a Legendary World Champion praising another Legendary World Champion.

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Ishan Chavan is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Being a Journalism graduate, Ishan has over six years of experience in the Media Production Industry, having worked with Viacom 18's streaming platform, Voot. A wrestling fan since childhood, Ishan's favorite wrestlers are Daniel Bryan, AJ Styles, and Chris Jericho as he feels these three have the perfect blend of wrestling and promo skills, especially Jericho.

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