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Ric Flair in a medically induced coma

Today sure turned out to be a depressing day, didn’t it? If the UK Football injury news wasn’t bad enough, ESPN is reporting that WWE legend Ric Flair is in a medically-induced coma.

Flair was hospitalized over the weekend for heart-related issues and was placed into the coma while he awaits surgery. After downplaying the issue on Saturday, Flair’s agent Melinda Morris Zanoni asked for prayers and positive energy late last night:

With a career spanning 40 years and over 20 world championships to his name, Flair is considered by many the greatest pro wrestler of all time. His larger-than-life personality transcended the sport, which bloomed in popularity during his reign. Everyone knows his trademark “Woo,” including our own John Calipari, who used it to describe Jamal Murray back in 2016:

Get well soon, Nature Boy.


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1 Comment for Ric Flair in a medically induced coma

  1. JW83
    3:29 am August 15, 2017 Permalink

    If there were ever a time and place for this story, this is it:

    In 1999 I went with my friend and his family to see UK play Syracuse in the Music City Bowl, and we all stayed in the Opryland Hotel. As you may recall, we lost 20-13 in a game that (technically) came down to the wire. After the game, disappointed about the loss, we were on the hotel elevator when the doors opened and none other than Ric Flair himself got on.

    There was an immensely awkward silence as we all immediately recognized him, and I’m sure Ric’s finely tuned celebrity sense told him that we were fans based on the oh-so-pregnant silence. So we all, wrestler and non-wrestler alike, rode in complete silence knowing it was only a matter of time before someone got the nerve to pipe up. In the end it was my friend’s dad. Just as the doors were opening and Ric was about to disembark, he said, “Ric Flair! How ya’ doin’?” Ric didn’t even look back, but responded as he got out and walked away: “About as well as Kentucky.”

    I think Ric may have been having a bad day.

    We ended up running into the Godfather (the wrestler) and getting a picture with him out on the street later that day, which lead us to believe that there must have been some wrestling event in town that weekend, but more importantly, confirmed that it hadn’t all been some wonderful dream.