WWE 2K19 Honors Ric Flair with Special 'Wooooo! Edition'

Tim Daniels@TimDanielsBRFeatured ColumnistJuly 25, 2018

BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JULY 26:  Professional wrestler Ric Flair of  'ESPN's 30 for 30: 'Nature Boy'' speaks onstage during the ESPN portion of the 2017 Summer Television Critics Association Press Tour at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on July 26, 2017 in Beverly Hills, California.  (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)
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WWE legend Ric Flair will be honored with a specially branded "Wooooo! Edition" of the WWE 2K19 video game in October.

2K Sports made the announcement Wednesday on Twitter:

WWE 2K19 @WWEgames

Honoring 16X World Champion, global icon, and 2X @WWE Hall of Famer @RicFlairNatrBoy, the #WWE2K19 Wooooo! Edition is headed to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One October 5th. Get the details here: https://t.co/DrvqbR6vdJ https://t.co/dekzFlXMv1

Flair, a 16-time world champion, is one of the most decorated wrestlers in history. His lavish lifestyle and flashy personality made him an icon during the peak of his career in the 1980s and '90s.

The Nature Boy has recently had health concerns, including a 10-day coma, and admitted those complications were related to alcohol use, per Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com. Last October, he said at the preview of a 30 for 30 documentary about his life that doctors had given him a 20 percent chance of survival.

"A 20 percent chance to make it? Yeah, God did me a huge favor," Flair said. "I'm so self-conscious that every day, I look up and say, 'God, I'm lucky to be here.'"

He's continued to make sporadic appearances on WWE programs in recent years as part of storylines involving his daughter, Charlotte Flair.