Most Extreme Player for 2/22/08
This week's MEP is soon to be WWE Hall of Famer, the "Nature Boy," Ric Flair. When WWE Chairman, Mr. McMahon told the 36-year pro wrestling veteran that his next loss would be his last, I selfishly feared I would never have the opportunity to call another match featuring the greatest wrestler ever to lace up a pair of boots.
While I was thrilled simply because Ric was going to appear and speak on ECW for the first time since being named as a 2008 inductee into the WWE Hall of Fame, I had no idea that the Nature Boy would also be competing on the show as well. I guess ECW viewers and myself have the disrespectful Elijah Burke and Shelton Benjamin to thank for that privilege.
In the end, Ric Flair won the tag team match for himself and his partner, CM Punk with his famous Figure-Four Leglock. Suddenly, I was once again the little kid who grew up watching the Nature Boy's legendary career and witnessed every one of his 16 World Title wins. I have no idea how long Flair can keep his winning streak and thus, his wrestling career alive, but I will never forget how much fun I had calling a Ric Flair match perhaps for the final time.