The 72-year-old ring legend only re-signed with the corporate last year but they need to agree to release him from his contract after they did not “see eye to eye” on “some business opportunities”, but the character Boy insisted he isn’t departing under a cloud.
He told People magazine: “We just didn’t see eye to eye on some business opportunities that I wanted to pursue, so I asked for my release. There has been no animosity and everything has been on friendly terms.” Ric Flair insisted reports he had urged WWE boss Vince McMahon to release him due to conflicting storylines together with his wrestler daughter Charlotte were “absolutely not true”. He added: “It happens sometimes in business; you only don’t see eye to eye. But how could I even have any animosity towards the corporate that made me who I’m? They literally made me who I am.
“Some of my best friends within the world work on the corporate. How could I possibly be upset with the corporate where my daughter is currently the foremost decorated woman’s wrestler in history? it had been a mutually agreed-upon decision and that I am going to be moving forward to pursue other exciting endeavors like my very own line of wine, my very own network, also as comic books. I had to form this decision personally for my business and my brand.”