Ric Flair is THE legend among legends in the Pro Wrestling business. So when he gets released, it’s a big deal. According to Fightful and Wrestling Inc, Flair requested his release and was granted it. He only recently signed a new contract with the company. Some of the angles they’ve had him on recently haven’t been the greatest. Normally he was a manager for his daughter Charlotte, but his last storyline saw him come out in support of Lacey Evans against his daughter.
That storyline was dropped when Evans became pregnant early this year. We haven’t seen Ric Flair on our screens since. Sources close to the situation say that Flair had a meeting with Vince McMahon and they came to terms on his release. Fightful had this quote about it:
WWE sources have indicated that Flair grew frustrated with certain booking decisions on the show, and contacted Vince McMahon directly about it to voice his issues and ask for his release.
We’ll keep you updated on this situation as it develops. It’s strange that WWE would basically remove both people (Ric and Andrade) who are close to one of their biggest stars. Charlotte is challenging Nikki A.S.H. and Rhea Ripley for the Raw Women’s Championship at Summerslam.
So, what do you think of this release?
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Source: Wrestling Inc, Fightful