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Ric Flair issues statement on his WWE departure

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After initial reports came out that Ric Flair was no longer under contract with WWE on Monday, the company confirmed the news in a brief statement published on their website today.

It was first reported that Flair had requested his release. Dave Meltzer reported on Tuesday that it was a Vince McMahon decision after getting a text message from Flair regarding his opinion about the way WWE had been booking his daughter, Charlotte.

The WWE Hall of Famer sent out a statement on Twitter where he noted that he requested the release. He wrote the following:

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“I Am Officially Able To Respond To All The Press Related To My Requested Release From WWE, Which They Have Given Me. I Want To Make It Really Clear With Everyone That I'm Not Upset With WWE At All. They Solely Are Responsible For Putting Me In The Position Of Life That I'm In Right Now, Where I'm Seen In The Brightest Light Ever. We Have A Different Vision For My Future. I Wish Them Nothing But Continued Success! Thank You For Everything! Nothing But Respect!”