Legendary wrestler Ric Flair has been released from the WWE.
“We have come to terms on the release of Ric Flair as of today, 8/03/2021,” the WWE said in a statement.
Flair was upset about his storyline involving Lacey Evans and his daughter Charlotte Flair.
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Evans and Ric were romantically linked and feuding with Charlotte but then Evans announced she was pregnant in real life — and Ric wanted the storyline shut down.
“In this instance, I didn’t [feel comfortable.] The one thing I’ve learned [is] you’re not gonna win a war when someone’s got their mind made up. And [Charlotte] most definitely didn’t like it. But the one thing I can say about me is I always said yes,” he said in May, according to Fox News.
We have come to terms on the release of Ric Flair as of today, 8/03/2021. https://t.co/VfoxW4fo1N
— WWE (@WWE) August 3, 2021
“Because…I didn’t want to be that guy that was always going oh god, that isn’t perfect for me. I mean, I don’t know how much you’ve followed my career, but I have been buried in the desert by [Vince] Russo. I’ve had my head shaved. I mean if you look at the other top guys in our industry, whether it’s Shawn [Michaels] or Hunter or Undertaker or Bret Hart,” he reasoned.