Custom-Made Champion

Sept. 17, 1981

From his flowing blond locks to his glittery robe, Ric Flair already had the look of a world champion heading into a match with Dusty Rhodes. To complete the package, The "Nature Boy" captures the gold – his first NWA World Heavyweight Title – after weakening Rhodes with intense pressure from the Figure-Four Leglock, then capitalizing for the pinfall once Rhodes' legs give out during a suplex attempt.

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