WWE Hall of Famer Hulk Hogan is one of the biggest and most influential names in the pro wrestling business and has accomplished a lot in the industry. He has a lot of respect for his peers and that includes Ric Flair. Now it appears Hogan recalled how close to death Ric Flair was.

As fans are aware, Ric Flair’s health has not always been the best. He has been in and out of hospital for a long time and almost died on multiple occasions, with his 2019 heart surgery being the worst.

While speaking with Theo Von, The Hulkster recalled The Nature Boy having a serious health issue. Hogan then recalled being told Ric Flair had a 5% chance of making it through the surgery.

“The doctor pulled me, ‘Sorry I was saying your buddy here has destroyed his body, the inside of some of his intestines were dying.’ Because he’s got a five percent chance of making it through the surgery. So he goes in, we wait. Jimmy Hart was with me. We waited. He comes out. He’s still alive. His girl’s crying. His daughter Ashley’s crying. I’m sitting there holding his hand. He opens his eyes, he looks up and he goes, ‘Hogan, get me a six-pack!'”


Ric Flair wrestled his final match at the event titled Ric Flair’s Last Match on July 31, 2022, in Nashville. It’s good to know Flair is doing well now as Hulk Hogan is certainly relieved as well.

What’s your view on what Hulk Hogan said? Are you glad Ric Flair is alive and well? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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