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BREAKING NEWS: Ric Flair parts ways with WWE…

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.

Kev

EDIT: Correction – Ric Flair was never the RAW General Manager, he was the 50% owner of the WWE storywise, not in real life.

Thank you Ric…WOOoooooo…

I guess Ric Flair really is retiring from WWE in real life. On last night’s RAW the WWE did a special farewell tribute to him. Flair is really retiring, the storyline with “McMahon forcing Flair to retire with this career threatening matches” is just an angle to head to Wrestlemania for his final match.

Every single wrestler on the RAW brand celebrated Flair’s 36 year career in the wrestling business. Flair even reunited with the original 4 Horsemen members on last night’s RAW, he reunited with other former wrestlers he wrestled in the past like Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Harley Race, Greg the Hammer Valentine, etc. were all on RAW last night.

On RAW last night, every superstar got out of character and got out of storylines to pay respects to Ric Flair. Even the Undertaker and Vince McMahon went out to pay respects as RAW got off the air. Even Randy Orton the Champ who seems to have a hatred for Flair on TV was out there paying respects to him with a smile on his face and Orton was known as a “legend Killer”.

The thing is with the WWE all these performers support and love each other like family even though they pretend to be enemies on TV. It’s just a show, and entertainment, everyone knows that.

Notice that I never post wrestling news from the “smart” fans sites, you know, sites like 1wrestling, wrestlingobserver, pwinsider, etc. I don’t pay attention to those wrestling news sites ’cause most of them are rumours and fake news anyway. I find it sad how all these so called “smart” fans in the wrestling forums actually believe these news are true. You know stuff like backstage politics, wrestlers not getting along well in real life, etc. Those wrestling sites don’t know shit what goes on backstage. I only post wrestling news if it lands all over national media, something that’s more true and official.

Anyhow, back to Ric Flair, he’s been a favorite of mine my entire life. I witnessed him win the WWE Champ at the Royal Rumble 1992 at the arena formerly known the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany. Yes I was there live in person and I was a young kid back then. I will never forgot that moment.

But with Ric Flair retiring, I don’t see him retiring for good. Maybe he’s just quitting wrestling in the ring. I’m sure he’ll make occasional appearances. Flair will be back, they always come back. They did the same thing with Mick Foley during his so called “retirement”.

I see Ric Flair being moved to the Smackdown brand ’cause they still have his profile on the Smackdown superstars page.

The only thing I’m dissapointed in is that the WWE never let Flair become the 17 time Champion before retirement during his WWE run.

Thank you Ric!

Kev

 

Thank you Ric…WOOoooooo…

I guess Ric Flair really is retiring from WWE in real life. On last night’s RAW the WWE did a special farewell tribute to him. Flair is really retiring, the storyline with “McMahon forcing Flair to retire with this career threatening matches” is just an angle to head to Wrestlemania for his final match.

Every single wrestler on the RAW brand celebrated Flair’s 36 year career in the wrestling business. Flair even reunited with the original 4 Horsemen members on last night’s RAW, he reunited with other former wrestlers he wrestled in the past like Ricky “The Dragon” Steamboat, Harley Race, Greg the Hammer Valentine, etc. were all on RAW last night.

On RAW last night, every superstar got out of character and got out of storylines to pay respects to Ric Flair. Even the Undertaker and Vince McMahon went out to pay respects as RAW got off the air. Even Randy Orton the Champ who seems to have a hatred for Flair on TV was out there paying respects to him with a smile on his face and Orton was known as a “legend Killer”.

The thing is with the WWE all these performers support and love each other like family even though they pretend to be enemies on TV. It’s just a show, and entertainment, everyone knows that.

Notice that I never post wrestling news from the “smart” fans sites, you know, sites like 1wrestling, wrestlingobserver, pwinsider, etc. I don’t pay attention to those wrestling news sites ’cause most of them are rumours and fake news anyway. I find it sad how all these so called “smart” fans in the wrestling forums actually believe these news are true. You know stuff like backstage politics, wrestlers not getting along well in real life, etc. Those wrestling sites don’t know shit what goes on backstage. I only post wrestling news if it lands all over national media, something that’s more true and official.

Anyhow, back to Ric Flair, he’s been a favorite of mine my entire life. I witnessed him win the WWE Champ at the Royal Rumble 1992 at the arena formerly known the Knickerbocker Arena in Albany. Yes I was there live in person and I was a young kid back then. I will never forgot that moment.

But with Ric Flair retiring, I don’t see him retiring for good. Maybe he’s just quitting wrestling in the ring. I’m sure he’ll make occasional appearances. Flair will be back, they always come back. They did the same thing with Mick Foley during his so called “retirement”.

I see Ric Flair being moved to the Smackdown brand ’cause they still have his profile on the Smackdown superstars page.

The only thing I’m dissapointed in is that the WWE never let Flair become the 17 time Champion before retirement during his WWE run.

Thank you Ric!

Kev