WWE Releases Ric Flair

The Nature Boy becomes the latest name to be released by WWE.

Ric Flair
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Following rumblings earlier today that a big-name WWE talent had requested (and been granted) their WWE release, Ric Flair has reportedly left Vince McMahon's sports entertainment juggernaut.

As per Wrestling Inc and Fightful, Flair is no longer with WWE as of today after asking for his release.

The two-time WWE Hall of Famer's most recent WWE contract was signed early last year, with him becoming a semi-regular part of Raw programming for a few months throughout 2020 as he was often seen at Randy Orton's side. Of course, that was until Orton attacked Flair as part of the Viper's ongoing feud with Drew McIntyre.

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The Nature Boy would appear at the 2020 Survivor Series PPV to pay tribute to the Undertaker, before then resurfacing this January in a ridiculous storyline involving Lacey Evans. Thankfully, that whole thing was soon dropped after Evans became pregnant in real life.

This latest Ric Flair release isn't the first time the 16-time World Champion has departed the company, with his initial run with the then-WWF coming to an end in 1993 after 18 months, and then his 2001 return ultimately culminating in his in-ring retirement at WrestleMania 25; a retirement that didn't last, as Flair soon found himself wrestling for TNA.

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