Ric Flair suffered a very scary health issue before SummerSlam last year. At this point, Flair is doing better and even though he hasn’t given up alcohol entirely, he’s still taking care of himself in a big way. He’s also getting namedropped by Eminem which has to be cool as well.
He spoke to the Steve Austin Show and revealed that he’s back to doing 500 free squats and he claims that he has officially been cleared to get “knocked down in the ring” once again as well.
“I had difficulty doing anything when I still had that bag on my side that was attached to my intestines because it sat right at my waistline and it was hard, but as soon as I got that off, I was back doing 500 free squats. To me, I just need a goal. Does that make sense? But I finally got the weight back on and then I found myself putting more weight back on than I wanted, so I have to be careful with that, but I’ve been working out. I can do anything, benchpress.”
“I have to be careful after surgery, the second surgery, for hernia issues. But I literally took it easy. I didn’t do anything. And now I’m full speed ahead. The guys have cleared me to do anything. I’ve actually been cleared to get knocked down in the ring. I didn’t know if they were going to use me in some capacity and [Austin] know[s] the clearances you have to have with the health policy, which is so adamant.”
It will be very interesting to see if WWE would book Ric Flair to actually take a bump at this stage in his career with all the possible risks involved. After all, WWE can’t really take that kind of public outburst at this point in case something goes wrong.
Apparently, Flair is ready to go, so if you see him getting involved in a match somehow in the future, be prepared because he might be taking a classic Flair bump as only he can.
It’s great that Ric Flair is doing better. He’s able to make sporting predictions on National Championship games and he’s loving life. Let’s just hope Flair will keep running for a very long time to come.
Thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quotes