Hulk Hogan Says Ric Flair Had Unique Request After Nearly Dying

Ric Flair and Hulk Hogan face off

After it wasn’t expected Ric Flair would make it through surgery, he made an unusual request to Hulk Hogan.

The health scares of ‘The Nature Boy’ Ric Flair over recent years have been well documented. This didn’t stop him having one “final” match last year, and even on that occasion he said he passed out twice during the contest.

However, for one particular surgery he had Hulk Hogan and Jimmy Hart present, and they were told he only had a 5% chance of making it through the procedure. In a discussion on This Past Weekend, The Hulkster talked about what he was told when he arrived at the medical facility.

When he had that really serious health issue, I got a call from Wendy and it didn’t look good. So we got a plane right away, flew up to Atlanta. I walked in and the doctor pulled me aside. He goes, ‘Hey, your buddy here has destroyed his body, some of his intestines and stuff inside were dying. He’s got a five percent chance of making it through this surgery.

Continuing on, Hogan opened up on the first thing Ric Flair said to him when he came round.

So he goes in, Jimmy Hart was with me, and we waited and waited. He comes out. He’s still alive. His girl’s crying, his daughter Ashley’s crying, I’m sitting there holding his hand. Five percent chance of making it. He opens his eyes. He looks up and goes, ‘Hogan, get me a six-pack.’ I went, ‘What?’ First thing he said to me, ‘Get me a six-pack,’ when he woke up. I was just tripping, man. It kind of blew my mind.

Hulk Hogan also commended Ric Flair for his efforts putting in the miles in the southern territories whilst Hogan was headlining in WWE.

I don’t mean to be an egomaniac, but I could actually wrestle anybody at that time. I mean, we sold out everywhere constantly for years. It didn’t matter if I wrestled Flair, Kamala, Paul Orndorff. It wasn’t that with me, I wanted him to get over so I would have somebody to work with and chase. For me, it was the old-school thing, the money and the miles. I wasn’t really that into being on the road or getting beat on every night, but there was so much paper involved.

Andre Scared Hogan

The self-confidence of Hulk Hogan can’t be questioned, and there’s no surprise when it’s someone who spent as long at the top of the industry as The Hulkster did.

However, he did also admit that there was one man he was scared of, as he was intimidated by the incomparable Andre The Giant.

With thanks to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.