Mason Foster And “The Nature Boy Strut”

November 24th, 2012

Two weeks ago when the Bucs beat the Chargers, Mason Foster got a key tackle for a loss and did a celebration afterwards.

On Twitter, Joe wrote that Foster was doing a Clay Matthews dance and a number of Joe’s followers were outraged, claiming Foster was pulling off a Ric Flair move.

Joe later learned from a media relations staffer that it was indeed a move to honor Flair, better known as “The Nature Boy,” as Foster is a huge Flair fan.

So this week, Joe asked Foster about Flair. Foster made no secrets how Flair is his favorite wrestler.

“I am a big wrestling fan myself, I mean the classic wrestlers,” Foster said. “And [Flair] is my favorite old school wrestler.

“I was actually at home once watching an old wresting match on Nexflix and [Flair’s] movie popped up. I think after football, that is my next profession.”

Foster late told Joe that, yes, his celebration against the Chargers was his salute to Flair.

“Yeah, that was my tribute to Ric Flair, the “Nature Boy Strut.”

As a public service, here’s a clip of Flair in his prime.

26 Responses to “Mason Foster And “The Nature Boy Strut””

  1. Tiny Tim Says:

    How did you not know he was doing the nature boy? Reminds me of how you did not know Calvin J was “Megatron.” I love your site but sometimes….. Not trying to call you out or nothing

  2. RastaMon Says:


  3. BadNewsBucs Says:

    Foster’s been doing the Flair celebration all season Joe. Earliest I could remember was @NYG, first thing I thought after I stopped laughing was “that’s F’N awesome”. I think Foster has done well incorporating some of that Flair into his game.

  4. passthebuc Says:

    anyone know the site for streaming the game tomorrow?????

  5. TPCMatt Says:

    U guys think Foster will put Matt Ryan in a figure 4? That would b the best Xmas gift, EVER!

  6. SeanyMac in SC Says:

    @passthebuc, post your email account and I’ll hook you up. Joe does not approve of this sort of thing on his site.

  7. tha truth is... Says:

    he should wear a shiny Bucs robe when they run out tha tunnel. Whoa!

  8. raphael Says:

    Flair is the best ! Flair >>>hogan

  9. Bucfan21 Says:

    @seanyMac, can you send me that website?

  10. BigMacAttack Says:

    Mean “Woooooooooo”…… Gene.

  11. bob Says:

    the BUCS the best thing going today!!! WOOO!

  12. bucobruce Says:

    Bucobruce will be at the game,so here is my prediction BUCS 31 falcons 27.Tampaaaaaaaaaaa woooooooo Baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay

  13. ladyz Says:

    I agree with Rapheal anyone but Hogan. If he really wants to salute nature boy, he needs to bleach his hair. lol 😉 @ Seanymac

  14. Have A Nice Day Says:


    How someone could confuse that with a Clay Mathews celebration has dumbfounded me.

  15. Joe Says:

    Have A Nice Day/Tiny Tim:

    Joe still doesn’t know what a Ric Flair celebration is. Joe rarely watched “Atlanta wrestling” back in the day, but was a WWE (nee: WWF) guy; Macho Man Savage, Roddy Piper, Kamala the Ugandan Beast, King Kong Bundy, Jesse Ventura and Joe’s all-time favorite, The Missing Link.

    And no, Joe still doesn’t know what the hell a “megatron” is. Outside of the Terminator series, Joe doesn’t do scifi.

  16. Gus Says:

    It would be awesome if the stadium played the wooooooo after he makes a tfl

  17. Bucky23 Says:

    @seanymac hook a brother up please

  18. Joe Says:


    Eastern Illinois???

  19. passthebuc Says:

    @seanymac thanks

  20. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Flair was ok… I liked Ox Baker better..hahaha

  21. MrGone Says:

    I remember,”I’m Ox Baker and I like to hurt people”

  22. MrGone Says:

    @seanymac or anyone with a good link, Thanks and GO BUCS 33 dirty birds 37

  23. Pruritis Ani Says:

    Yeah his signature move was the “Heart Punch” .. Ox was beast .. I found some of his old videos on youtube… Hilarious stuff that brings back a lot of memories…As a kid, my life would revolve around Championship Wrestling from Florida..How times have changed.. Can’t believe the Nature Boy is still around he was quite entertaining as well.

  24. Andrew Says:

    Perfect. Today is a day where. “to be the man, you’ve got to beat the man.”

  25. Hyperryd Says:

    SeanyMac- Hook a west coast Bucs fan, at work on a Sunday, up!!

  26. Hyperryd Says:

    Sorry forgot the email address :