Ok, so I've been working on a decent Ric Flair impersonation to add to my collection. I would like some constructive feedback. While I can't audio tape it and put it on the net, I have a few ingredients that I think are crucial to doing the Nature Boy. Please let me know if I'm off.
1. You have to parse out your words slowly. I know he probably does this more *now* than he did in the past, but I still have this image of a Flair screaming promo where he speaks in a very measured way.
2. Throw in the name of a random city.
3. Obvious: SCREAM at the top of your lungs.
4. You have to speak with a lisp. I've only recently noticed that this adds a great deal of authenticity to a Flair impression.
So, my basic deal ends up sounding/(looking) like this: "RHODES!...CHARLOTTE!...NORTH CAROLINA!...WOOOOOOO! THE NATURE BOY!...IS GONNA STYLE AND PROFILE...ALL NIGHT LONG...WOOOOOOO!"
I really think that this can hurt a wrestler. Take Cena for example, his matches aren't really good. But fans cheer when he does his five knuckle shuffle deal. So when he is looking for pops during a match, he goes to that.