WWE wrestling legend Ric Flair recovering from emergency surgery

ATLANTA (WDRB) -- "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair is recovering from emergency surgery. 

The former pro wrestling star was admitted to the hospital on Saturday and was in a medically-induced coma over the weekend. 

World Wrestling Entertainment confirms the 68-year-old had surgery and is now resting. 

On Twitter Monday, a rep asked for "prayers & positive energy" because Flair faces "tough medical issues." 

Known for his flamboyant outfits and "Woooo!" catchphrase, Flair made his professional debut in 1972 and was inducted into the World Wrestling Entertainment Hall of Fame in 2008

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