One of the biggest legends in the history of WWE — and all of professional wrestling — is the “Nature Boy” Ric Flair. Over the course of the past few years, he has gone through a number of health scares, which have led to him being hospitalized. Although his challenges were known to the public, the severity of them weren’t — until recently. The former multi-time World Champion faced significant difficulties in his recovery and suffered the loss of memories, which he may never get back.
Wrestling fans around the world know just how much Ric Flair means to professional wrestling. While it’s true that he has likely wrestled his last match as he’s getting a bit older, he could still put in an appearance at any event and draw in a big crowd.
Back in 2018 and 2019, Flair was hospitalized on a number of occasions and at one point, fans thought he had passed away. Although he is still alive, the 70-year-old’s past hospitalizations dealt him some damage that will seemingly last forever.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, by way of Ringside News, Flair had to learn how to walk and talk again. His rehabilitation took months, during which he was hardly seen by the public.
Flair said his memory was actually “wiped clean” after one of his really bad health scares. While a good bit of it returned over time, he said there are a few weeks of memories that simply never returned to him.
The wrestling legend has seemingly been feeling better in recent months, as he’s made a number of appearances for WWE. Last year, he actually captained a team of superstars to face one helmed by Hulk Hogan for an event in Saudi Arabia and the fans loved it.
He has also appeared many times at the side of his daughter, Charlotte Flair, as she has continued to dominate the women’s division. There is no word as of yet on when the Hall of Famer will be brought back to television.
Flair is about to turn 71-years-old later this month and his body has been put through the ringer during his historic wrestling career. Unfortunately, his recent health scares have been some of the toughest moments of his life and his memory loss has only made things worse. The good news is that he’s reportedly on the mend and appears to be doing well now, much to the relief of WWE fans everywhere.