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Ric Flair reveals why he decided to ask for his WWE release

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Two-time WWE Hall of Famer and arguably the greatest ever, Ric Flair, left WWE earlier this week. The initial reports indicated that Flair was not happy with the creative direction of himself or Charlotte Flair.

One of the big catalysts was the storyline with Lacey Evans, where Flair seemed to be attracted to a woman who resembled his daughter, which was creepy and weird, and he seemed to agree.

Although now, Ric Flair has revealed the reasons that he decided to leave the company. Speaking to PEOPLE, Flair denied reports “that he messaged Vince McMahon to release him because of conflicting storylines with his daughter Charlotte.”

“We just didn’t see eye to eye on some business opportunities that I wanted to pursue, so I asked for my release” Flair revealed during the interview. “There has been no animosity and everything has been on friendly terms.”

Ric Flair reveals why he left WWE

“It happens sometimes in business; you just don’t see eye to eye. But how could I have any animosity towards the company who made me who I am?” Flair added.

“They literally made me who I am. Some of my best friends in the world work at the company. How could I possibly be upset with the company where my daughter is currently the most decorated woman’s wrestler in history?” Flair asked.

“It was a mutually agreed-upon decision and I will be moving forward to pursue other exciting endeavors such as my own line of wine, my own network, as well as comic books. I had to make this decision personally for my business and my brand” Ric Flair would conclude.

It appears as though the initial reports were untrue about the ‘dirtiest player in the game.’

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