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Ric Flair Announces He's Leaving the WWE

Ric Flair Announces He's Leaving the WWE

Ric Flair is parting ways.

The 72-year-old wrestling icon revealed he is being released from his contract with WWE, in a statement to People.

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

WWE also released a statement earlier in the day, saying they “have come to terms on the release of Ric Flair.”

He also shut down rumors of him leaving because of conflicting storylines with his daughter, Charlotte, saying that’s “absolutely not true.”

“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? They literally made me who I am,” he continued.

“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?”

“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,” he concluded.

Earlier in the year, nine wrestlers were cut from the WWE.

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