While Ric Flair may not be an active wrestler anymore, his WWE release has certainly been noteworthy.
Bryan Alvarez spoke on Wrestling Observer Live today about Flair’s release. Alvarez said that the text message Flair sent to Vince McMahon said something along the lines of “fix Charlotte’s booking or I quit”. Here is the quote, courtesy of Wrestling News:
“I heard that Ric was unhappy with Charlotte’s booking…he was upset with her booking and so the story I heard was that he sent a text message to Vince and the text message essentially said, ‘you either fix it or I quit.’ Vince of course did not fix it and so Ric Flair quit. You can actually, whichever side you are on – Flair’s side or WWE’s side. You can basically say that Vince fired him because he refused to kowtow his demands. Or you can look at the Flair side and go well his demands were not kowtowed to so he quit. Basically, I think that explains the discrepancy in this story, did he quit or was he fired? Well, he gave him an ultimatum and Vince was like ‘forget about it buddy.’ Either side, technically I guess, would be correct.”
Ric Flair made his most recent appearances for WWE earlier this year as part of his storyline with Lacey Evans. The storyline ended prematurely as Evans announced her pregnancy but it has been clear Flair wasn’t a fan of the story.