Former WWE and WCW wrestler Fred Ottman (aka Tugboat, Typhoon, and The Shockmaster) is apparently in bad shape.
On Tuesday, Lanny Poffo and Lisa Marie Varon (aka Victoria and Tara) both asked fans on social media to keep Ottman in their prayers.
WrestlingNews.co reached out to Ottman’s wife, who says that her husband has an infection in his leg. He had this issue last year and it caused him to be hospitalized for 21 days. This time, he immediately went to the doctor and was given antibiotics. She feels he will be OK.
Ottman also remains active on his personal Facebook account.
Ottman is best known for his appearances with WWE from 1989 to 1993 (then known as the World Wrestling Federation) as Tugboat and Typhoon. During this time, he once held the WWF Tag Team Championship with Earthquake.
Ottman signed with WCW in 1993 and made an infamous debut as The Shockmaster, where he tripped on a piece of wood while crashing through a wall to make his entrance. He didn’t last long with WCW after that incident, and returned to WWE briefly in 1994 as Typhoon for a series of matches against Yokozuna.