ATLANTA - WWE living legend, the Nature Boy Ric Flair is recovering at an Atlanta-area hospital after undergoing surgery Monday.
The 68-year-old’s representative, Melinda Zanoni is not releasing too many details about his condition, but in a tweet Monday, Zanoni said it was not heart-related and while the surgery was a success, Ric has a long road ahead and asked for prayers.
As news spread of Flair’s health condition, fans took to social media to send their thoughts and prayers to the WWE Hall of Famer.
Atlanta-area pro wrestlers also expressed their concern, including Curtis Hughes, “The Big Cat” who remembers tag teaming with the Nature Boy during their WCW days. Hughes is now the head trainer at Face 2 Face Wrestling School and said Flair coached him when he was getting his start.
“I'd ask him to watch my matches and stuff like that so I could get better and he did,” said Hughes. “Pretty much gave me some positive feedback that’s why my career kind of took off a little bit, consulting with him on career and things I needed to do in the ring.”
Face 2 Face is owned by WWE wrestler Heath Slater. Manager, Richard Borger said they are all sending their best to Flair.
“We are all pulling for him, praying for him and we want to see him make a speedy recovery,” said Borger.
The Nature Boy calls Charlotte home, but frequently visits Atlanta.
Last year he was he was sworn in as an honorary Clayton County Deputy. Flair also released a video showing his support for the Atlanta Falcons before the NFC Championship game.