During a recent interview on Cheap Heat podcast, two time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair talked about fellow wrestling legend Hulk Hogan visiting him during his recent health scare.
During the interview, Flair noted that Hogan is in a really bad shape and that he feels bad for the Hulkster.
Below is what The Nature Boy said:
“He came up twice to see me. He would have came up to the premiere but his back is so bad, I feel bad for him. I didn’t know it but he gave Wendy a book that we read a passage from everyday for about 3 to 4 weeks. Wendy has been busy, and I have too, but it’s something I will cherish all of my life.
You can imagine how everybody was bugging Hulk, and even though he came in through a security area where I was, but the Nurses and everybody wanted a picture with him; he’s Hulk Hogan, and he was gracious to do it.
But one of the Doctor’s said to me, ‘Geez. Hulk Hogan can barely walk.’ It’s true; he can barely walk. His back is so bad. I feel terrible for him.
It’s funny because people don’t know that he always tells me that. We clearly had our differences, but the differences came down to the company.
Hulk had a say so and he had the push, and I understood that, but ultimately if Bischoff wanted to stick up for me he could have. If he wanted to pay me, but he was paying the other guys.
He wanted me on the side as much as anybody else did. You know, out of sight, out of mind, but that didn’t work for him that way with me because I’ve been there WCW too long, and every time they got in a jam, they brought me back, but Hogan always said that to me.
In the documentary, he was referencing that match we had in Orlando, Florida where WrestleMania would have been, but ten years later, but he always told me that, and always told me that I am the greatest to my face.”