Ric Flair issues statement regarding his past comments towards Chris Kanyon

This week’s Dark Side of the Ring episode covers the life of former WWE and WCW star Chris Kanyon.

Kanyon made an appearance on the Howard Stern Show in 2006. Ric Flair called in and responded to the claim that Kanyon was fired from WWE because he was gay.

With the DSOTR episode coming up, the Stern clip resurfaced and Flair was criticized for his comments about Kanyon.

Prior to the premiere of Kanyon’s DSOTR episode on Thursday night, Flair issued a statement via Twitter regarding the Stern clip…

“Breaks my heart to hear later on that he took this so hard. Calling into guests that were seen as ‘hostile’ to WWE was part of the job then. I should not have said that nobody had ‘ever’ been released; there’s no way I could have known that for sure.

I was holding the company line.

Love is love is love is love and everyone should be able to love whoever and however they choose without fear of reprisal. I wasn’t a huge Kanyon fan as a worker; but Chris Klucsarits was a hell of a good guy.

Next week on Dark Side of the Ring: Ric Flair and Caitlyn Jenner were both born in 1949. Coincidence? Or something more…”

The line about Jenner was quickly deleted from Twitter.