A WOO! Moment At SDCC 2017 With The Nature Boy Ric Flair

Joshua Stone  is reporting at the San Diego Comic Con for Bleeding Cool:

Sometimes SDCC can surprise you with an unexpected moment. Last year, for example, I had the opportunity to meet and interview one of the greatest basketball players of all time, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. This SDCC, I had nothing so special or outside the expected bounds of what people think SDCC is, lined up, but sometimes, when you don't expect it, SDCC provides.

After returning to the convention floor from my last panel of the day, I heard the unmistakeable WOO!, that every wrestling fan should know. I looked around but could not determine where it was coming from, but that looking around changed my whole day. Standing there in front of me, was a man holding a sign that read, "Ric Flair line". I asked him where the line was and he told me it was right here and I was in the front of the line and that Ric Flair would be back in a minute.

I looked at the signing table and saw the price that was being charged and thought do I want to spend that much? Then I decided, to meet the man, Woo, you have to pay the man. You see, while there might be some question as to whether Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the greatest basketball player of all-time, there is no question that Ric Flair, The Champ, The Man, The Only 2-Time WWE Hall of Famer, and 16-time World Champion, is The Greatest Professional Wrestler of All-Time.

So $80 later, I am now the proud owner of a picture of the original Four Horseman signed by the Champ,

A WOO! Moment At SDCC 2017 With The Nature Boy Ric Flair

and photos of me with, Woo!, The Nature Boy Ric Flair.

A WOO! Moment At SDCC 2017 With The Nature Boy Ric Flair

As an added bonus I next went by the BOOM! Studios booth where I had just missed Charlotte Flair doing a signing to promote BOOM!'s WWE comic book. Though I missed the signing, I was able to purchase a limited edition print by Jen Bartel and signed by The Queen, Charlotte Flair.

A WOO! Moment At SDCC 2017 With The Nature Boy Ric Flair

So a big thanks to SDCC for this awesome, unexpected moment.

If you are going to be at SDCC, Flair will be signing at the Headlocked Comics booth on Friday and Saturday as well.

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