Ric Flair Defeats NWA Champion Ricky Steamboat at the Music City Showdown

by Mark Long

Ric Flair - historyofwrestling.comIn what many consider to be the overall greatest wrestling match of the modern era, “Nature Boy” Ric Flair defeats reigning NWA World champion Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat in Nashville, TN. at the “Music City Showdown” pay-per-view.  After the match, Terry Funk famously attacked Flair and set up a classic feud that would dominate NWA programming for the remainder of the year.