Vince McMahon: Ric Flair phoned WWE Chairman to share booking concerns and ask for release

Ric Flair asked Vince McMahon for his release from WWE

It was reported yesterday by various reputable sources across the wrestling world that Hall of Famer Ric Flair had been granted his release by WWE. 

However, at the time of writing, WWE has yet to confirm that the 16-time World Champion is no longer working with the company.

There is now some more news out there about why Ric Flair is no longer working with WWE, courtesy of Fightful Select.

The site notes that Flair actually asked for his release from the company, phoning Vince McMahon to ask to be let out of his contract and voice his concerns with booking decisions.

As of right now, there is no word on which booking decisions Ric Flair was believed to be unhappy with, but the WWE Hall of Famer has spoken publicly about not liking his storyline with Lacey Evans from earlier on this year.

Fightful and Wrestling Inc jointly reported today that Ric Flair has requested his WWE release and it was granted by the company.

WWE sources have indicated that 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 hadn't been on WWE programming in quite some time, but we're told the booking issues he didn't like were fairly recent. Flair had been outspoken about his disdain of the Lacey Evans storyline earlier this year.

Ric Flair poses for a picture with New Day at a WWE event

As of right now, as noted previously, WWE has yet to officially confirm that the two-time WWE Hall of Famer is no longer with the company. However, WWE only tends to confirm releases of wrestlers, as opposed to legends.

For more information surrounding Ric Flair's departure from WWE and the circumstances around that, make sure you stay tuned to GiveMeSport over the coming days and wweks. 

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