Ric Flair is undoubtedly one of wrestling’s most iconic stars – how many of us shout ‘WOOOOOOO’ while thinking of Ric?
The Nature Boy, now 68-years-old, was admitted to hospital over the weekend and his management have asked fans for ‘prayers and positive energy’.
Flair has enjoyed a 40-year career within the wrestling world and has had a staggering 16 world championships to his name.
Despite a ‘routine morning’, the star was admitted to hospital where his condition is said to have taken a turn for the worse.
Flair’s management, Legacy Talent LLC took to Twitter to break the news on Monday.
CEO Melinda Morris Zanoni said:
Are you are a fan or friend of Ric Flair?
If so we need prayers and positive energy for our living legend as he is dealing with some tough medical issues.
Are u a Fan/Friend of Ric Flair?If so, we need prayers & positive energy 4 our Living Legend as he is dealing w/some tough medical issues??
— MelindaMorrisZanoni (@LegacyTalentCEO) August 14, 2017
Zanoni had previously taken to Twitter over the weekend to say:
Ric in hospital for routine monitoring. No reason to panic.
Others also took to the social media site to ask for support, including Director Rory Karpf, who worked on a documentary about Flair.
Please pray for my friend Ric Flair and keep him in your thoughts.
Yes,Ric in hosp 4routine monitoring.No reason2panic.Yes,many thx2his fiancé&hospstaff.No excuses Ric wld want u2go out 2nite NaturBoy style!
— MelindaMorrisZanoni (@LegacyTalentCEO) August 13, 2017
If like me, you adored wrestling when you were growing up, you’ll know Flair was one of its biggest superstars especially during the 80s and 90s.
The eight-time NWA World Heavyweight Champion, six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and two-time WWF Champion, was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame back in 2008.
He is the only Hall of Famer to be inducted twice – he was inducted again in 2012 as a then member of The Four Horseman.
— Legacy Talent, LLC (@LegacyTalentLLC) August 11, 2017
Not only is Flair a living legend among wrestling fans, but he is also an inspiration for current professionals including Triple H.
He now appears sporadically on WWE television, mainly in a support role for his daughter Charlotte – the five-time WWE Women’s champion.
Flair’s last match in WWE was at Wrestlemania 24 against Shawn Michaels – which many believed was the match of the year.
Happy Birthday To My Brother HH! pic.twitter.com/76TK1ahWk5
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 11, 2017
After Flair’s so-called ‘retirement match’ he went on to compete on the independent circuit and in WWE rival TNA.
Get well soon Ric, we want you to keep on WOOOOOO’ing!
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