Ric Flair Wins His First World Championship

by Mark Long
Harley Race - Ric Flair - historyofwrestling.com

Harley Race vs. Ric Flair

“Nature Boy” Ric Flair wins the first World championship of his storied career, defeating the reigning National Wrestling Alliance World Heavyweight champion Dusty Rhodes at Memorial Hall in Kansas City, Kansas. Race had held the belt on six occasions to the point having taken it back from Tommy Rich.