Jake 'The Snake' Roberts, the veteran star of WWE, was left in a coma after he was hospitalised with double pneumonia.
According to a report on Wrestling Inc, Roberts slipped out of consciousness as he travelled on a plane heading to Las Vegas on Wednesday (27 August).
The wrestler, 59, was then in a coma for 24 hours.
He is now drifting in and out of consciousness, close friend Diamond Dallas said on Twitter.
Roberts made his big ring debut in 1986 when he appeared at WrestleMania II.
He made a triumphant return back to the professional sport in January 2014, and was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame.
Just spoke to @JakeSnakeDDT's girlfriend, Jake is now conscious but still fading in and out. Please keep the prayers coming.Diamond Dallas Page (@RealDDP) August 28, 2014
In March 2014, he took part in the Jersey Championship Wrestling competition, despite having undergone surgery to remove a cancerous growth behind his knee a month previously.
Roberts, famed for including his pet python Damien as part of his act, is credited for inventing one of the sport’s most recognisable moves, the DDT.Reuse content