It has been previously reported by Wrestling Inc. and Fightful Select that Ric Flair asked for and was granted his release due to frustrations with booking. Fans automatically assumed it was due to Ric Flair’s booking with some pointing out that he was loudly outspoken about his dislike for the Lacey Evans storyline he was involved in.
However, Dave Meltzer on the Wrestling Observer Radio is reporting a different version of events. Dave Meltzer reports that Ric Flair personally messaged Vince McMahon over his frustrations with how Charlotte Flair is being booked. Dave also reports that it was Vince McMahon’s decision to release Ric Flair.
TMZ has reported that the release of Ric Flair from the WWE has been in the works for a while.