The original "Nature Boy" in professional wrestling. A Former champ of both the NWA and WWWF (later WWF, then WWE). Was the first WWWF World Heavyweight Champion. Very much like Ric Flair in terms of style, but Flair has surpassed the original when it comes to recognization.
Buddy Rogers was years before his time
Buddy Rogers was to the 60's what Ric Flair was to the 80's