Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat Undergoes Hip Replacement Surgery

Ricky "The Dragon" Steamboat

Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat says he’s doing well after going under the knife on Monday for hip replacement surgery.

The 65-year-old WWE Hall of Famer tweeted saying he was able to get up and walk around without pain just four hours after surgery. He also thanked fans for their love and prayers.

The hip issue wasn’t enough to keep Steamboat off the road prior to surgery though, as he appeared at the Fanboy Expo in Knoxville, Tennessee over the weekend. He tweeted this video of himself confirming @real_steamboat as his Twitter account. You’ll also see fellow WWE Hall of Famer Theodore Long pop up in the video.

Just before he was getting ready to fly home on Sunday, Steamboat said he was undergoing hip replacement surgery and asked for well wishes and prayers.