Posted August 31st, 2010 by Bill Apter

“How ya doin’ you rascal,” was what I heard when I answered my cellphone. At first I thought it was II’s son Michael, as that is what the caller ID registered. To my amazement it was II himself! What a thrill it was to hear from him just a few days after he had undergone triple-bypass heart surgery.

“I’m out of intensive care and in my own room. Now I call get back in touch. I’m sore all over my body but that’s about it. I’m ready to get out of here!”

II is still in a hospital in Charlotte, North Carolina after suffering a heart attack a few weeks ago during the NWA Legends Fan Fest.

I asked him if he’s ready to get back in the ring with Abdullah The Butcher to which he replied, “give me another week or two!”

Again, he wants to thank everyone for keeping him in your prayers.

Category: Wrestling.

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  1. By Stuart, posted

    I saw II wrestle Harley Race in Chattanooga years ago. It doesnt get any better than that

  2. By Steve, posted

    I’m a little behind in seeing this obviously but it’s great news. Glad to hear he’s doing well. It’s been a tough go for folks in and around the wrestling business the last little while so it’s nice to hear some good news.

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