Car Shield, the company which uses Ric Flair in its nationwide television advertising campaigns, has suspended all its adverts featuring the Nature Boy after the Dark Side of the Ring episode which aired last night.
In comments given to PWInsider.com, ad agency Intermedia said, “We take these matters very seriously. As of right now, we are pausing the campaign and we will do our due diligence.”
Flair has a lucrative deal with Car Shield where he appears in their television ads but the several eye witness accounts on the Plane Ride From Hell episode of DSOTR has put the whole deal in jeopardy.
A flight attendant from the chartered flight from that day in May 2002 accused Flair of sexual abuse during the show, giving viewers a detailed account of what Flair did to her when he showed up naked with just one of his robes, forcing himself onto her and making her touch his genitals.
The two-time WWE Hall of Famer denies any of the accusations and the flight attendant settled her lawsuit against Flair and WWE out of court for a big payout.
Tommy Dreamer, who sided with Flair during his sit-down interview on the episode, was suspended by Impact Wrestling earlier in the day.