WWE Confirms Ric Flair’s Release

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WWE Confirms Ric Flair’s Release

Ric Flair

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WWE confirms Ric Flair has been let out of his contract.

On Tuesday morning, WWE posted the following statement confirming Flair has been released from his contract.

We have come to terms on the release of Ric Flair as of today, 8/03/2021.

On Monday, both Wrestling Inc and Fightful and reported Ric Flair asked for his release and had it granted by the company. Fightful Select later reported Flair had grown frustrated with certain booking decisions and reached out to Vince McMahon directly to voice his concerns and ask for his release.

Flair signed a new contract with WWE last year, and appeared in a storyline relationship with Lacey Evans during her feud with Charlotte Flair. Several months after the angle ended due to Evans’ real-life pregnancy, Flair shared his frustrations with being involved in the storyline.