I found an old VHS tape with wrestling from 1983 on it and Flair was a face at the time. He was chasing The NWA Heavyweight Title which was held by Harley Race, who had a $25,000 bounty on Flair at the time, and they had a Flair vs. Race match right on TV! It's the one where Bob Orton Jr. and Dick Slater run in and try to collect the bounty on Flair by piledriving him and then double teaming him. Flair gets taken out on a stretcher! It's a good match and was before Flair's matches were all mostly the same match. In this match with Race, Flair doesn't rely on the things we've all seen a thousand times like getting down on his knees, begging his opponent to stop (as if that would work) and then giving his opponent a low blow and all the other things he did far too often. He had more of a variety of moves. His matches as a face were more interesting.. My favorite match was Flair as a face vs. Terry Funk in 1989 in their I Quit match from the Clash Of Champions with Gordon Solie and Jim Ross calling the action.