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Monday, June 24, 2019

Wrestling

Ric Flair accuses former agent of stealing money from him

Ric Flair

Ric Flair is alive and well after his latest health scare, and the pro wrestling legend is looking to expose a former agent who he says stole money from him.

In the third installment of a series of YouTube videos he posted this week, Flair went off on his former talent agent Melinda Morris Zanoni for allegedly stealing money from him. The Nature Boy dedicated the video to anyone “who’s ever been screwed over by a lawyer.”

“Let’s just start with the fact that she stole money from me,” Flair said, as transcribed by Douglas Charles of Bro Bible. “She actually embezzled money from me — it’s documented, I’ve got the records, and I’ve talked to an attorney prior to making this video.”

Flair said he has known Zanoni for 20 years and she was his agent for 10. When he was placed in a medically induced coma after his intestine ruptured in August 2017, Flair says Zanoni thought he was going to die and “grabbed all the money (she) could run with.”

“What is the wrong with you? Did you really think that at some point in time that wouldn’t catch up with you?” Flair said in the video. “This is so overdue. Melinda, I don’t know how you live with yourself. Twenty years friendship, 10 years my agent. Not a text, you didn’t drive down to the hospital. You just didn’t give a s—.”

Flair also challenged Zanoni to sue him for going public.

After his fiancee said it was a “miracle” he recovered from extensive surgery nearly two years ago, Flair was once again rushed to the hospital recently and had to undergo an emergency procedure. The 70-year-old, who opened up a while back about the issues years of alcohol abuse has caused, appears to be doing as well as can be expected.

Ric Flair has surgery postponed due to ‘complications’

Ric Flair

Ric Flair got some good news from doctors after being rushed to the hospital on Thursday, but the WWE legend’s wife says a procedure he was supposed to have on Friday has been rescheduled due to “complications.”

Wendy Barlow issued a statement to TMZ updating fans on Flair’s health, and she said he will now have to wait until Monday to undergo a surgical procedure.

“Ric’s surgery has been postponed until Monday to address some complications that needed to be taken care of first,” Barlow said. “Thanks for all the well wishes.”

Flair, 70, was rushed to the emergency room this week because of an undisclosed health issue that was said to be serious. Barlow offered a positive update about her husband on Thursday evening, but any talk of “complications” is always a concern.

Flair has dealt with numerous health issues over the past two years, and he was placed in a medically induced coma in August 2017 after his intestine ruptured. He needed extensive surgery to remove part of his bowels and also had a pacemaker inserted. Barlow said at the time that it was a “miracle” Flair recovered. Following the health scare in 2017, Flair opened up about his issues with alcohol abuse and the serious health problems years of drinking have caused.

Former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro dead at 39

Ashley Massaro

Former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro died on Thursday at the age of 39.

According to The Blast, officials received a rescue call at 5:23 AM to Massaro’s home in Smithtown, New York. CPR was performed on her on the way to the hospital, where she died. The death is currently being classified as non-criminal, according to the report.

The WWE issued a statement on Massaro’s death.

“We are saddened to learn of the tragic death of former WWE Superstar Ashley Massaro. She performed in WWE from 2005-2008 and was beloved by her fellow Superstars and fans around the world. WWE offers its condolences to Ashley’s family and friends,” the WWE said.

Massaro won the WWE Diva Search in 2005 and received a one-year contract with the organization, which led to a four-year run with the promotion. She ended up trying to make a wrestling comeback in 2017 with an independent promotion.

In addition to her WWE fame, Massaro was known for posing in several magazines including Playboy. She also appeared on “Survivor: China.”

Wife: Ric Flair expected to make full recovery from health scare

Ric Flair

Ric Flair is expected to make a full recovery from his health scare on Thursday.

Flair’s wife Wendy Barlow sent a statement to TMZ Sports in which she said her husband was expected to undergo a procedure on Friday and make a full recovery.

“Due to ongoing health complications, Ric was taken to the hospital and is expected to undergo a procedure tomorrow morning, after which he expects to fully recovery,” Barlow said.

Flair, 70, was taken to the emergency room while in Atlanta on Thursday due to a health issue. The issue was said to be very serious.

The former wrestler has dealt with numerous health issues the past few years. He was placed in a medically induced coma in August 2017 after his intestine ruptured. He needed extensive surgery to remove part of his bowels and also had a pacemaker inserted. Barlow said at the time that it was a “miracle” Flair recovered. Following the health scare in 2017, Flair opened up about his issues with alcohol abuse and the serious health problems years of drinking have caused.

Ric Flair reportedly hospitalized for ‘very serious’ medical emergency

Ric Flair

Ric Flair has battled a number of health issues over the past two years, and the WWE legend has been hospitalized yet again.

TMZ reports that Flair was rushed to the hospital on Thursday morning in Atlanta because of a medical emergency. While the details are unclear, the situation is said to be “very serious.”

Flair was placed in a medically induced coma in August 2017 after his intestine ruptured. He needed extensive surgery to remove part of his bowels and also had a pacemaker inserted. His fiancee Wendy Barlow said at the time that it was a “miracle” Flair recovered.

Following the health scare in 2017, Flair opened up about his issues with alcohol abuse and the serious health problems years of drinking have caused. The 70-year-old appeared to be doing much better recently and even gave a shoutout during the NCAA Tournament earlier this year.

Wrestler Silver King dies after suffering heart attack in ring

Professional wrestler Cesar Barron, who goes by the stage name Silver King, died during a match over the weekend when he suffered a heart attack.

According to Mattha Busby of The Guaradian, Barron was taking part at an event at the Roundhouse in England called “The Greatest Show of Lucha Libre” when he went into cardiac arrest during his match against Juventud Guerrera.

A video that was posted online showed Silver King face-down on the mat, and he looked to be struggling before Guerrera kicked him and pinned him for a three count. It appeared that no one understood Barron was having a serious health problem, as he was left motionless on the mat for a long time while the referee raised Guerrera’s arm following the victory.

Silver King is best known for his stint wrestling in the WCW, and he also played the villain role of Ramses in the movie “Nacho Libre.” He was 51.

Watch: Shane McMahon butchers Jim Harbaugh’s name at Ohio State

Jim Harbaugh headset

Shane McMahon had the right idea for how to rile up Ohio State fans when WWE Smackdown traveled to Columbus on Tuesday night, but his execution left a lot to be desired.

During his appearance at the live event inside Ohio State’s Schottenstein Center, McMahon did his best to draw boos from the audience by telling Roman Reigns he doesn’t have time to deal with him because he needs to get on his private jet to fly to Michigan and visit with coach Jim Harbaugh. At least, that’s what McMahon was trying to say.

If Buckeyes fans heard McMahon properly, they probably would have cheered the fact that he butchered the rival coach’s name so badly. Good effort, Shane.