NFL Hall Of Famer/former WCW star Steve “Mongo” McMichael is in bad shape. WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently received criticism from the fans after he posted a photo with the former WCW star on social media. It is quite heartbreaking to see as Flair shared a photo of himself with McMichael.
Ric Flair posts photo with Steve “Mongo” McMichael
Flair posted a picture of himself with McMichael that “Horseman Forever!” followed by his signature “WOOOOO!”
McMichael has been battling ALS and Flair was involved in a fundraising live stream to help McMichael called Money for Mongo. As previously reported, he was diagnosed with ALS a couple of years ago and his health has continued to deteriorate. McMichael’s sister said last year that her brother no longer can use his arms or legs.
McMichael continues to show that he’s a fighter and, according to Ric Flair, he doesn’t plan on letting the disease stop him from traveling. Flair recently noted on his podcast that accommodations will be made for McMichael to transport him to Nashville so he can be in attendance for Flair’s last match.
The former WCW United States Champion and NFL legend was first diagnosed in January last year.
“I’m not going to be out in the public any more…you’re not going to see me out doing appearances, hell I can’t even sign my name any more, and everybody’s going to be speculating ‘Where’s McMichael, what’s wrong with him?” McMichael said. “I’m here to tell everyone I’ve been diagnosed with ALS, Lou Gehrig’s Disease, so I’m not going to be a public figure any more.”
McMichael had lost the use of his hands, started using a wheelchair to get around. His first pro wrestling appearance came at WrestleMania 11 as one of Lawrence Taylor’s All-Star Players when Taylor faced Bam Bam Bigelow in the main event. He then joined WCW in 1995 where he was a member of the Monday Nitro broadcast team alongside Tony Schiavone and Eric Bischoff.
I feel photos like this are totally disrespectful. I’m sure Mongo would not want people to see him like this.
— bbxsandman (@bbxsandman) September 4, 2022
Should never post a picture of someone in this kind of shape. You should be ashamed of yourself
— Jeffrey_Smith1222 (@cableguy160) September 4, 2022
Can you stop posting pictures of him. Just let the poor man rest.
— Tmack (@Tmack_101) September 3, 2022