WWE Made A Video Package Anticipating Ric Flair Would Pass Away In 2017
WWE feared the worst when Flair was placed in a coma in 2017
Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has revealed that the company made a video tribute for him in 2017 while fearing that he would pass away due to his health issues at the time.
Speaking on The Pivot podcast, the Nature Boy talked about his condition being near-death and how WWE prepared for the worst:
"31 days later, I woke up in the ICU. For 13 days I was on life support. I had no memory for six months. I could remember going forward, but I had no memory of the past. They wrote me off. I was operated on Monday morning. The WWE made a package because it was, like, a 5% chance that I would make it through it. It makes you re-evaluate everything".
Despite his ill health being caused by his fast-living lifestyle, Flair noted that the scare has not caused him to slow down and that he will continue to have fun:
"But at the end of the day, I still think that if you're not hurting anybody, and you're certainly not being malicious, I don't think it's wrong to have fun. I'm not going to stop. I spent a year worrying that I was going to die every day. Once you've been that sick, I mean, all you do, and it's kind of like getting over that anxiety, then you start feeling more comfortable. Then I had one beer, and one champagne, and then two beers and then a couple of years now and drinking the vodka once in a while. I guess the best way to put it is there's nothing left for me to do. I'm going to have fun. My family is all in a good place".
Flair had previously vowed that he would never drink again after his miraculous recovery.