Of all those storylines on WWE TV that wrestling legend Ric Flair is retiring from WWE, it turns out he didn’t really retire. Announced on WWE.com, Ric Flair was let go of his contract. Yes, there is a big difference between “retirement” and “departing”. Departing ways is not really a retirement.
Ric Flair also announced that he is available to get hired and booked into wrestling shows for other Indy feds that are not WWE related. Does The Nature Boy Ric Flair has some negative beef with Vince McMahon in real life? Seems so.
Flair’s sudden departure from WWE happened just after a few months he’s been inducted into the Wrestling Hall of Fame. Flair had a very long 35 year career in the wrestling business, mostly spending his entire life in WCW when that company used to be around in the old days. He is a 16 time world heavy weight champion and Ric Flair has been known to put on some very good and controversial matches.
In his mic speeches out in the ring, he has been known to go off sounding angry almost all the time, yelling through the mic at the top of his lungs with his face getting red and saying memorable catchprases such as “High styling and profiling”, “To be the man, you got to beat the man”, and of course, “WwwwoOOOOoooo…”.
Throughout most of his WCW run, he mostly played a heel. He formed this group called the 4 Horsemen which inluded members Arn Anderson, Lex Luger, Chris Benoit, Sting, and many others.
After WCW officially went out of business Flair rejoined WWE in 2001 becoming the very first 50% owner of the WWE while Vince owns the other half storywise… which lead to a heated feud against Vince McMahon. Flair being RAW General Manager, inspired Vince to reunite the nWo which included Scott Hall, Kevin Nash, and Hollywood Hogan. This is when Hollywood Hogan was first brought in as a heel to feud with Flair and take WWE out of business. The storyline with nWo vs. WWE failed because Hogan was forced to turn into a Red and Yellow babyface, back into the American Hero he was once before. Back then, Flair never really wrestled, he just performed in storlyines for a while, later in the years in WWE, Flair decided to continue wrestling again, doing something he loved. Being the legend that Flair is, Flair would wrestle against anybody, not just against other main eventers, he would give young wrestlers an opportunity to wrestle against him in WWE.
In WWE, Flair had a long feud against superstars like Vince McMahon, Randy Orton, and Mick Foley. Ric Flair’s last appearance on WWE RAW, he confronted Chris Jericho out in the ring and challenged him to fight in a parking lot but was ejected from the building by Vince McMahon.
With WWE no longer working with Flair, don’t worry, you can betcha TNA is gonna want him and I think Flair will sign with TNA. A lot of former WWE stars are working for TNA. If Flair doesn’t like how WWE is running, I’m sure he’ll like working for TNA wrestling. I sure would love to see Flair wrestle against Kurt Angle and Sting again.
EDIT: Correction – Ric Flair was never the RAW General Manager, he was the 50% owner of the WWE storywise, not in real life.