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Ric Flair threatens WWE with legal action over “The Man” trademark

Ric Flair is threatening legal action if WWE continues to use “The Man” trademark withot his permission.

As we first reported over the weekend, Flair recently filed for “The Man” trademark, the same phrase that Becky Lynch has been using on WWE television for several months.

He tells TMZ that he’s been using “The Man” since 1981 and he doesn’t mind if WWE uses it but he wants to be paid for it. Flair has been saying, “To be the man, you gotta beat the man” since the 1980s.

Flair says he has been trying to work something out with WWE privately but their lawyer has blown him off. Flair said WWE blew off his lawyer in January of this year and then he told Triple H that he would file the trademark. Flair eventually filed for “The Man” trademark on August 26.

Flair said that he loves Becky Lynch and has no trouble with her using the trademark as long as WWE pays him. He also noted that his daughter Charlotte is not too thrilled with him filing for the trademark.

Flair said that only one person that has taken care of him (his wife Wendy) and he will do everything to take care of her.

Flair added, “I don’t care what the WWE thinks of me personally, I know they love me, but obviously they’ve lost respect for me.”

Flair explains everything in the video below:


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