The WrestleMania festivities are in full swing in Orlando as Axxess opened earlier on Thursday. Also on Thursday, World Wrestling Entertainment unveiled a statue in honor of the legendary two time WWE Hall of Famer and 16-time World Champion “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
It’s a great honor for WWE to build a statue for anybody and Flair is certainly worthy since he’s one of the greatest wrestlers ever.
Here’s some info from WWE.com:
“The Nature Boy” Ric Flair will stand immortal for all time.
At WrestleMania Axxess on Thursday night, a life-sized statue of the stylin’, profilin’, limousine riding, jet flying, kiss-stealing, wheelin’ n’ dealin’ son of a gun was revealed in front of hundreds of members of the WWE Universe and the two-time WWE Hall of Famer himself.
The presentation puts the 16-time World Champion in an exclusive club of legendary competitors immortalized in bronze by New York City-based sculptor Karen Atta, who has also constructed statues of Andre The Giant, Dusty Rhodes, Bruno Sammartino and The Ultimate Warrior.
Here’s a video of the unveiling with Triple H and Charlotte Flair on hand while Ric was emotional when he saw it.
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) March 31, 2017
Here are some tweets from people that were there.
— Triple H (@TripleH) March 31, 2017
— Stephanie McMahon (@StephMcMahon) March 31, 2017
— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) March 31, 2017