• WWE Prepared A Memorial Video For Ric Flair In 2017 Because They Thought He Was Going To Die
In 2017, 2-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair almost died due to kidney and heart failure.
Flair has Alcoholic Cardiomyopathy, a disease which leads to heart failure due to long-term heavy alcohol use.
During an interview with The Pivot, Flair revealed that his condition was so serious that WWE already prepared a memorial video for him.
Below is what The Nature Boy said:
“31 Days later, I woke up in the ICU. For 13 days I was on life support. I had no memory for 6 months. I could remember going forward, but I had no memory of the past.
They wrote me off. I was operated on Monday morning. The WWE made a package because it was, like, a 5% chance that I would make through it.
It makes you re-evaluate everything. But at the end of the day, I still think that if you’re not hurting anybody, and you’re certainly not being malicious, I don’t think it’s wrong to have fun. I’m not going to stop.
I spent a year worrying that I was going to die every day. Once you’ve been that sick, I mean, all you do, and it’s kind of like getting over that anxiety, then you start feeling more comfortable.
Then I had one beer, and one champagne, and then two beers and then a couple of years now and drinking the vodka once in a while.
I guess the best way to put it is there’s nothing left for me to do. I’m going to have fun. My family is all in a good place.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (April 26, 1992) – WWF Wrestling Challenge
On this day in 1992, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Wrestling Challenge’.
It was broadcasted from the Sports Arena in Toledo, Ohio and featured pre-taped matches, promos & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1992’ PPV.
The match-card can be found right here:
– Bret Hart vs. Barry Hardy
– Skinner vs. Red Tyler
– Rick Martel vs. Chris Hawn
– Tatanka vs. Duane Gill
– The Texas Tornado vs. Mark Roberts
– The Big Boss Man vs. Tom Bennett
– Papa Shango vs. Buck Zumhoff