The wrestling community can share a collective sigh of relief as it sounds like we can now be cautiously optimistic about Ric Flair's current health struggles.
TMZ Sports reached out to Hulk Hogan for a comment and he provided a relieving update on The Nature Boy.
“Ric is doing better, man. He’s doing very well—better today. Thank
Dave Meltzer, of the Wrestling Observer Radio, was also able to share some details on what Flair's week has been like. Despite overcoming some big hurdles, Flair still sounds to be fighting an uphill battle.
“[Flair] had an external pacemaker put in to help his heart, and the last I heard is that his heart is beating normally, so that is a positive. And he’s on the kidney dialysis. It’s definitely better than it was Monday –
"He’s still got an infection…I don’t know what the infection is, I know they did not know before, but they may know now, but I think there’s been a problem as
Now that the dust has begun to clear, more details on Flair's ailment and surgery have begun to surface.
It was previously thought that Flair had a blockage in his colon that was causing severe problems, including kidney failure. However, Flair's fiancee, Wendy Barlow, published a
Charlotte Flair has also helped the wrestling community by explaining her family's situation.
"Hi guys, On behalf of my family and I, we want to THANK everyone for the prayers, texts, calls, and support. Our Dad is a FIGHTER and your continued thoughts and prayers MEAN THE WORLD to us.We will update everyone when we have more information," she wrote in a post.
The wrestling community sent instantaneous love and support to the ailing 16-time champion.
Ric Flair only prayers,love and positive thoughts,now it's time to kick out because you can and you will always be "The Man" my brother. HH— Hulk Hogan (@HulkHogan) August 15, 2017
Just hearing all this news about @RicFlairNatrBoy sending every ounce energy to #TheMan and asking that all of you do the same #NeverGiveUp— John Cena (@JohnCena) August 14, 2017
I saw @RicFlairNatrBoy before I flew to Boston yesterday— Michael PS Hayes (@MichaelPSHayes1) August 14, 2017
I can assure that he needs everyone's prayers and positive vibes. Thx in advance!!
Sending positive energy and prayers out to you Ric. We need The Nature Boy around for a long time! @LegacyTalentCEO @MsCharlotteWWE https://t.co/BFbz6YvB0D— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) August 14, 2017
Sending my love and prayers to @RicFlairNatrBoy and his family.— $asha Banks (@SashaBanksWWE) August 14, 2017
Prayers up for @RicFlairNatrBoy . Kick out on two and 1/2 like you always did— Scott Hall (@SCOTTHALLNWO) August 14, 2017
Thinking of my good friend, one of my best opponents, and truly a great human being right now. @RicFlairNatrBoy pic.twitter.com/CAQMaFM0dW— Harley Race (@8XNWAChampion) August 14, 2017
Much of the details concerning Flair's condition are still unknown, but it's a good sign that he made it through surgery.