Ric Flair Discusses The Origins Of "WOO" And Magic Johnson

When WWE fans think of Ric Flair, the Nature Boy, one phrase/word comes to mind:


But how did Flair make the sound so iconic to the wrestling world? Well, on the Ric Flair Show via Peter Bahi of WrestleZone, The Nature Boy claims that he got the idea from a popular singer:

"I started saying Woo in 1974 after Jerry Lewis sang, goodness gracious, great balls of fire, woo! Not exactly the way I do it, but it was enough to get me motivated to start saying it."

Flair, who's no stranger to making enemies throughout his career, also hasn't gotten along with all the celebrities he's met. In fact, The Nature Boy claims there's only one celebrity he hasn't cared for:

"The only celebrity I met and became disappointed was Magic Johnson. He just acted like he barely knew me, which is fine, but that was his prerogative...In history he was a wonderful guy, but to me he wasn’t, and I don’t go out of my way to find him."

Unlike Karl Malone, Shaquille O'Neal or Dennis Rodman, we'd actually like to see an NBA legend get in the ring. Flair vs. Johnson, anyone?

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