• Reason Behind Ric Flair Asking For His WWE Release From Vince McMahon
According to Fightful Select, Flair was frustrated with WWE’s creative direction and asked for his release:
“Flair grew frustrated with certain booking decisions on the show, and contacted Vince McMahon directly about it to voice his issues and ask for his release.”
Flair was last seen on WWE programming earlier this year, where he was involved in somewhat of a romantic relationship with Lacey Evans on RAW. However, that storyline ended with Lacey’s real-life pregnancy.
During an interview with Ariel Helwani earlier this year, Flair said the following about his storyline with Lacey:
“In this instance, I didn’t (have a problem with it). The one thing I’ve learned is you’re not gonna win a war when someone got their mind made up and she most definitely didn’t like it.
But you know, the one thing I can say about me is, I always said yes. Because I didn’t wanna be that guy that was always going, ‘Oh god, that isn’t perfect for me.’
I don’t know if you’ve followed my career, but I’ve been buried in the desert by Russo. I’ve had my head shaved. I mean, if you look at the other top guys that are in the industry, whether it’s Shawn or Hunter or Undertaker or Bret Hart, whatever, nobody has gone through all this. I’ve done everything.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (August 2, 1999) – WWF RAW IS WAR
On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.
It was broadcasted from the Schottenstein Center in Columbus, Ohio and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF SummerSlam 1999’ PPV.
Here’s the match-card:
1. Bloodbath Match: Edge vs. Gangrel
2. Big Show & The Undertaker vs. Kane & Road Dogg
3. WWF Intercontinental Title & WWF European Title: D-Lo Brown vs. Jeff Jarrett
4. WWF Hardcore Title: Big Bossman vs. Viscera
5. Test vs. Rodney
6. Steve Blackman vs. Val Venis