Popular WWE wrestling legend Ric Flair was rumored dead in May 2019 after he was hospitalized.
He was hospitalized for a medical procedure, but some online spread rumors that the wrestling legend died.
The viral post which went wild like fire on the social media was retweeted more than 5,000 times and had racked up more than 10,000 likes in just hours Thursday.
BREAKING NEWS: @WWE is saddened to learn that WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has passed away at age 70. pic.twitter.com/gTPjZgC677
— WWE (@WWEUmiverse) May 16, 2019
As the false information circulated online, many took to Twitter to express how angered they were by the rumors, including rapper Offset. In 2017, the Migos member, along with 21 Savage and Metro Boomin, released a song in 2017 titled “Ric Flair Drip,” and the professional wrestler made a cameo in the music video.
Offset wrote, “RIC FLAIR IS NOT DEAD … JIST TALKED TO MY MAN GOD IS WITH HIM HE HAS NOT PASSED AWAY.”
“DONT WISH DEATH ON MY FRIEND,” he continued. “HE HAD A LONG LIFE AND HE DONE IT ALL SOME BAD BUT MAJORITY GOOD HE IS A LEGEND GOD BLESS YOU RIC GET WELL.”
The WWE wrestler today revealed that he is still much alive and healthy when he posted a picture of him with caption
“It Takes A Lot Of Blood, Sweat, And Tears! WOOOOO!” as his Mondaymotivation..
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 17, 2020
Randy Orton brutal betrayal on Ric Falir this week’s episode of Monday Night Raw.
Following his betrayal this past Monday night during Raw, WWE has revealed what Randy Orton said to Ric Flair after attacking his long-time mentor from behind.
After having been accompanied to the ring by Flair for his bout against Kevin Owens, Orton cut a promo following his victory, calling Flair a liability and a washed-up legend who longed for his bygone spotlight. Flair, trying to diffuse the situation, assured Orton how much he respected him as an athlete and wrestler who just wanted to be a part of Orton’s life. He added that he wanted to see Orton break his long-standing 16-time world championship record.
His words having seemingly calmed Orton, the two embraced, only for “The Viper” to strike with a low blow whilst Flair’s back was turned. With Flair on the ground, writhing in pain, Orton whispered: “It’s all going to be over soon. I promise you, Ric. I promise you. Thank you everything you have done for me, Ric.” Orton would follow up his attack by delivering a devastating punt to Flair.
Orton and Flair were at one point a part of WWE’s Evolution stable alongside Triple H and Batista. His position within the group allowed him ample opportunity to learn from some of the most iconic wrestlers the industry has ever seen — including “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
Orton is set to face Drew McIntyre in a WWE Championship matchup at WWE’s upcoming SummerSlam pay-per-view. The show takes place on Aug. 23 and will be aired on the WWE Network.