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Monday, July 22, 2019

Wrestling

Ric Flair recovering well, fiancee says she ‘witnessed a miracle’

Ric Flair Wendy Barlow

After undergoing an emergency surgical procedure earlier this month, WWE legend Ric Flair is said to be doing well and on the road to recovery.

On Tuesday night, Flair’s fiancee Wendy Barlow revealed on Facebook that The Nature Boy is set to begin physical therapy soon. Barlow described the way Flair bounced back as a “miracle.”

More positive news came Wednesday morning, when Flair (or someone running his Twitter account) tweeted some words of encouragement.

The exact nature of Flair’s health complications remains unknown, but reports say the 68-year-old was placed in a medically-induced coma and had to have a piece of his colon surgically removed because of an intestinal blockage. Flair recently admitted that he has struggled with alcohol abuse, and his drinking habits are believed to have contributed to the health issues.

Dana White: Ronda Rousey getting married on day of Mayweather-McGregor

Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey will probably not be paying much attention to the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight, and she has a very good reason for it.

UFC head Dana White said on the Rich Eisen Show that Rousey and Travis Browne are getting married on Saturday, and thus won’t be anywhere near Las Vegas.

White told Eisen that Rousey is “in a good place” and is “really happy,” and that she has not announced her retirement, preferring to focus on her wedding at the moment.

White joked that he had told Rousey he would definitely attend the wedding until he found out the date.

White has said in the past that he thinks Rousey will retire. She certainly could not care less about the premier boxing event happening Saturday.

H/T TMZ

Brock Lesnar pins Roman Reigns after being carted out on stretcher

Brock Lesnar stretcher

Brock Lesnar retained his WWE Universal championship at Summer Slam on Sunday after quite a bit of drama.

Lesnar was slammed into the announcers’ table multiple times by Braun Strowman during a 4-way match also involving Roman Reigns and Samoa Joa. Lesnar was eventually carted out on a stretcher in a dramatic moment for the fans.

Despite being taken away, Brock was able to return to the Fatal 4-way match. He ended up pinning Reigns to win it all in a match full of entertainment and intrigue.

Perhaps this was just the warmup before Brock takes on Jon Jones in the octagon.

Charlotte Flair says Ric is ‘getting better’ after surgery

Ric Flair

The news on Ric Flair from those close to him continues to paint a picture of cautious optimism.

Flair’s daughter Charlotte posted an update Sunday, stating that while the wrestling legend is “not out of the woods just yet,” he is “getting better” as he recovers from surgery.

Last we heard, Flair is awake and communicating after surgery to address what sounded like a serious health issue. All the signs seem to be good for the moment.

Report: Ric Flair awake, communicating after surgery

Ric Flair

The news on wrestling legend Ric Flair is good.

Flair’s rep told TMZ Sports that the wrestler, who had been in a medically-induced coma, is “awake, communicating, and progressing.”

While the news is good, Flair still has “complications” and has a ways to go in his recovery, but the overall news is good for the wrestling icon.

By all accounts, Flair’s condition was quite serious for a while, but since he underwent surgery early last week, the signs seem to be increasingly positive. Here’s hoping for a full and quick recovery for the Nature Boy so he can get back to his usual entertaining public appearances.

Report: Ric Flair’s drinking problem contributed to health issues

Ric Flair

WWE legend Ric Flair remains in the hospital after undergoing surgery for an undisclosed medical issue, and one report claims his admitted problem with drinking alcohol helped lead the 68-year-old to where he is.

A source close to the Flair family told Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated that the Nature Boy had part of his bowel removed after being diagnosed with an intestinal blockage. Reports of Flair having heart issues are said to be inaccurate.

According to SI, Flair’s drinking problem has “exacerbated his issues.” Earlier this month, Flair admitted that drinking alcohol has been his “one vice.”

“I had one vice,” Flair said. “I’m not going to point my finger at anybody else. My vice was drinking. I didn’t have any pain issues, addiction problems, marijuana, cocaine, nothing like that. It’s a fact that I kept myself up all night and always had a good time.”

Flair is expected to recover, though he could need to spend an extended period in the hospital after the surgery led to further complications. His fiancee, Wendy Barlow, wrote on Facebook Wednesday that Ric has had “multiple organ problems.”

“Just want to give an update to my friends and family as I have been unable to talk on the phone without crying and just feel shocked over events,” Barlow said. “I took Ric to the hospital Friday night with severe abdominal pain. From that moment on it all seems like a nightmare … multiple organ problems.”

While Flair’s family has yet to reveal the exact nature of his medical problem, a social media post from his daughter indicated the situation is serious. Hopefully the Nature Boy gets some good news in the coming days.

Ric Flair’s daughter Charlotte asks for prayers for WWE legend

Ric Flair

Ric Flair underwent surgery this week after he was taken to the hospital with a heart-related issue, and the WWE Hall of Famer’s daughter is asking fans to continue praying for her father.

Charlotte Flair, a WWE superstar and four-time champion, shared an Instagram post on Tuesday thanking fans for their support and calling her dad a fighter.

While Charlotte did not get into specifics, there were reports on Monday that Flair had been placed into a medically-induced coma in preparation for surgery. The CEO of the talent agency that represents Flair said the surgery was a success and was not related to any heart issue.

Flair, 68, has seemed like his usual self when making public appearances in the past year. He had a lot of fun with the last presidential election and shared some hilarious posts on social media about it. More recently, the Nature Boy has been campaigning for his friend and fellow WWE legend Kane, who is running for mayor of Knoxville County in Tennessee.