WWE.com posted that two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair was hospitalized over the weekend for what his representative described as “tough medical issues.”
Flair initially arrived at the hospital on Saturday morning for heart-related issues, according to his rep.
Melinda Morris Zanoni, his agent at Legacy Talent and Entertainment, tweeted: “Yes, Ric in hosp 4routine monitoring.No reason2panic. Yes,many thx2his fiancé&hospstaff. No excuses. Ric wld want u2go out 2nite NaturBoy style!”
She shared an update Sunday night on Twitter that implied his situation had become more serious.
Her tweet: “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.”
On Facebook, his agency posted: “Did you start watching wrestling because of Ric Flair?
Does he entertain you every time you see him?
Ever use any of his sayings?
Do you have a great Ric Flair story? Do you "WOOOOO!" every time he's mentioned?
Are you a Fan? Friend?
If you answered “Yes” to any of the above, we need your prayers, positive energy, and well wishes for our Living Legend as he is dealing with some tough medical issues.
or Twitter https://twitter.com/LegacyTalentCEO for updates.
You can post your well wishes there, too.
Flair, 68, styled and profiled in South Florida a couple of weeks ago. He served as the guest of honor for Wrestling Night at Marlins Park on Friday, July 28 as the Miami Marlins hosted the Cincinnati Reds. During that weekend, he also was one of the pro wrestling guests for Florida Supercon at the Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. He was in good spirits at both places.
Accompanied by former WCW star Fifi at each event, he signed autographs, posed for photos and threw out the first pitch at the Marlins game.
At Florida Supercon, he signed autographs, posed for photos and conducted a Q&A. He put smiles on a lot of faces of fans of all ages at both events. Some even walked by and blurted, ‘Woooooo,’ in honor of his presence.
Flair noted he was returning to South Florida to guest host the ESPN TV show “Highly Questionable” with Dan Le Batard. The show is broadcast from The Clevelander on South Beach in Miami.
Coincidentally, WWE was in Tampa on Saturday, Aug. 12 and Miami on Sunday, Aug. 13 with a SmackDown house show (no TV). Flair’s daughter, Charlotte, is a top superstar on the SmackDown roster. Flair was looking forward to guest hosting “Highly Questionable” around that time and seeing his daughter at the SmackDown show at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami.
Charlotte was not on the card on Saturday or Sunday. Each show had a 4-on-3 women’s tag match with WWE SmackDown women’s champ Naomi, Becky Lynch and NXT’s Liv Morgan against Natalya, Tamina, Lana and Carmella (with James Ellsworth).
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