Many WWE fans know Ric Flair as one of the best wrestlers the world has ever seen on the microphone and inside the ring, and a well-deserved 16-time world champion.
The Nature Boy, however, hasn't always been perfect outside the ring though, as problems with alcohol have plagued him throughout his life, most recently leading to a kidney failure after a bowel operation over the summer.
After spending time on life support, Flair appears to have turned a corner in terms of his life choices, and now he is out of the hospital, many fans can't wait to see him back working for the WWE as they idolize his career inside the ring.
Given a 20% chance of living at one point, The Nature Boy kicked out of Death's pin at the two count, before making an exciting comeback like he has done many times in the ring in the past, but he has an important message for those that see him as their hero.
During an interview with apnews.com, Ric Flair had some strong words for people that want to be like him, saying it's not the answer which they should be looking for.
“Going forward, I want people to take my advice as opposed to wanting to be or act like me,” Flair said. “There’s a lot of 20-year-old kids that want to be Ric Flair. That’s cool if it’s in a good context. But if it’s drinking to relieve stress or cope with life, that’s not the answer.”
The Nature Boy also promised fans that he is done with drinking completely after what has happened.
“I wouldn’t even begin to think about drinking. If you ever hear that I’m out drinking again, say, ‘Ric, you (dummy), you deserve whatever you get.'”
WWE fans will be glad Flair has decided to give up the drink, as this will prolong his life. Hopefully, he is able to stick to this promise and make his return to the WWE ring for one of his classic promos sometime soon.