WWE’s statement on Flair’s release suggest ugly breakup

WWE announced that they released Ric Flair last night in a super short statement that was missing the customary “we wish him luck in his future endeavors” sentence.

The statement simply read, “We have come to terms on the release of Ric Flair as of today, 8/03/2021,” suggesting that things did not end on a good note between the two parties.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer hinted that Flair didn’t ask to be let go, but was fired after he complained about the booking involving his daughter.

The 16-time champion signed a new WWE deal last year and said that while it was not a contract for life, he wished that WWE would renew it every time. This came on the heels of Flair handing over his trademark of “The Man” to WWE, a fight which Flair took public.

Upon learning of the release, Sting – who shares a long history with the Nature Boy – tweeted a GIF of Flair chopping him and writing “Woooo!”

Colin Vassallo
Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

Stories you might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you


Stephanie McMahon taking leave of absence from WWE

WWE Chief Brand Officer Stephanie McMahon announced on social media that effective tomorrow, she will be taking a leave...

Jim Ross extends AEW deal

Jim Ross revealed on an episode of his podcast Grilling JR that he signed an extension to his current...

Naomi was negotiating new WWE contract before walking out

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer is reporting that Naomi was negotiating a new deal with WWE when she...
sports betting site betway