• Ric Flair Issues Statement On His WWE Release
WWE officially announced today that they have released “The Nature Boy” Ric Flair.
“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.”
We have come to terms on the release of Ric Flair as of today, 8/03/2021. https://t.co/VfoxW4fo1N
— WWE (@WWE) August 3, 2021
Flair issued the following statement regarding his release:
“I am officially able to respond to all the press related to my requested release from WWE, which they have given me. I want to make it really clear with everyone that I’m not upset with WWE at all.
They solely are responsible for putting me in the position of life that I’m in right now, where I’m seen in the brightest light ever. We have a different vision for my future. I wish them nothing but continued success! Thank you for everything! Nothing but respect!”
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 3, 2021
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.”
WATCH: Lacey Evans Kisses Ric Flair On RAW Legends Night:
• Old School WWWF Legend Would Have Celebrated His Birthday
Today would have been the 87th birthday of Old School WWWF Legend Haystacks Calhoun (Real name: William Calhoun).
With weighing 640 lbs when he was at his heaviest, Haystacks Calhoun is in the top 10 of the heaviest professional wrestlers of all time.
He’s ranked at #9 behind Martin Levy, Maximum Capacity, Hornswagglin’ Hillbilly, Giant Haystacks, Yokozuna, The McGuire Twins & Happy Humphrey, who are the only wrestlers, who at one point were even heavier than him.
Haystacks Calhoun passed away in 1989, but was inducted into the Legacy Wing of the WWE Hall of Fame in 2017.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY & † REST IN PEACE
August 3, 1934 – December 7, 1989