Ric Flair's problems with alcohol have plagued him throughout his life, but this summer, they caught up to him and put his life on the line.
His drinking problems from over the years lead to him having kidney failure after a bowel operation over the summer, and while on life support at one point, he was given a 20% chance of living.
Despite this, The Nature Boy managed to drastically turn everything around, kicked out of Death's pin at the two count, and is now out of the hospital and embracing his new life by making big lifestyle changes such as no more drinking.
Now, his next WWE appearance following his recent health scare has been announced by his daughter and WWE superstar Charlotte Flair during a recent interview on WWE's European tour.
Speaking to Spanish website Solo Wrestling, The Queen revealed that her father would be at WWE's upcoming Starrcade show at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 25.
She said: “I know he’s going to Starrcade, Saturday after Thanksgiving to watch me wrestle in a cage.” Charlotte is referring to her Steel Cage match on the show against Natalya for the SmackDown Women's Championship.
This will be Ric Flair first WWE appearance since he appeared at ringside during the WWE Championship match between Jinder Mahal and Randy Orton at Money in the Bank earlier this year.
However, WWE fans will be very disappointed to hear that they will not be able to see Flair at Starrcade on the WWE Network, as WWE has decided they will not be broadcasting the special event on their network.
According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer, via Ringside News, the reason why WWE will not be broadcasting Starrcade is that they believe the additional costs of having to broadcast the show will not increase their network subscriber count, and therefore it wouldn't be worth their while.
It's disappointing that WWE won't be broadcasting Starrcade on the network, but at least fans that have tickets to see the show live at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, North Carolina on November 25 know they have a chance at seeing Ric Flair for the first time since his recent health scare.
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