Backstage Update on Flair’s Return to WWE
As we previously reported, Ric Flair missed the NXT Takeover 2 special, this week’s Smackdown tapings, and will miss Sunday’s Night of Champions PPV due to hospitalization and minor surgery.
According to The Wrestling Observer, backstage WWE source believe Flair will be returning to WWE TV soon, as the surgeries he underwent were deemed “minor.”
In related news, Jim Ross provided the update on Flair’s status:
“Now sources are saying Ric Flair had an appendicitis attack and then the doctors found a hernia which both are considered minor surgeries but my take on that is that no surgery is ‘minor’ when a guy is 65 years old. Details are still unconfirmed but we hope that Flair heals quickly.”
Cary Elwes Talks Andre the Giant’s Drinking During “Princess Bride”
The Daily Beast has published an interview with Cary Elwes, star of the classic movie “The Princess Bride.” During the interview, Elwes revealed Arnold Schwarzenegger was tapped to play Andre The Giant’s role in the film at one point. Elwes, also discussed Andre’s drinking during filming of the movie, and recalled a time when Andre was found passed out in the middle of a hotel lobby after the first table read of the script: