Ric Flair won’t be part of WWE for the foreseeable future.
It was reported by both Fightful and Wrestling Inc that the WWE Hall of Famer is no longer with the company as he had recently asked for his release and the company granted it. WWE has yet to announce the news.
Fightful later reported that Flair grew frustrated with certain booking decisions on the show. It got to the point where Flair even contacted Vince McMahon directly about it to voice his issues, which ended with him asking to be let out of his deal.
The legendary pro wrestler had just re-signed with the company last year. He had been part of a storyline earlier this year with his daughter, Charlotte Flair, and Lacey Evans, on WWE TV, but that storyline was nixed after Evans got pregnant. When the storyline ended, Charlotte ended up sending her dad home as a way to get him off television.
Ric has publicly stated that he didn’t like the storyline. Charlotte has made similar comments about the storyline as well. It should be noted that Flair was with AEW announcer Jim Ross in Jacksonville, FL, and North Carolina, NC last week.
GAME DAY IN CHARLOTTE FOR @AEWonTNT ..8/7 CT!
Another full house expected for this massive card!
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) July 28, 2021
— Jim Ross (@JRsBBQ) July 26, 2021