On Tuesday afternoon, WWE officially confirmed that Ric Flair has been released from the company. Shortly after WWE’s announcement was made, Flair gave the following statement about his departure…
“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!”
As previously noted, Flair was reportedly granted a release from WWE after expressing frustration with “certain booking decisions” that were made.
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) August 3, 2021