“Nature Boy” Ric Flair was joined by Charles Barkley, Evander Holyfield and other celebrities for surprise 70th birthday

Chuck and the Nature Boy go way back

Arash Markazi formally of ESPN captures the moment

Flair is officially recognized by WWE as a 16-time world champion (eight-timeNWA World Heavyweight Championsix-timeWCW World Heavyweight Champion, and two-timeWWF Champion), although the number of his world championship reigns varies by source, ranging from 16 to 25.[13] He has claimed to be a 21-time champion. As the inaugural WCW World Heavyweight Champion, he became the first person to complete WCW’s Triple Crown, having already held the United States Heavyweight and World Tag Team Championships. He then completed WWE’s version of the Triple Crown when he won the Intercontinental Championship, after already holding the WWF Championship and the World Tag Team Championship.