WWE have removed Ric Flair from their ‘Then. Now. Forever’ opening TV package, while his merchandise has also been pulled from the company’s online store.
The intro package which runs ahead of all of WWE’s programming had featured a signature “Woooooooo!” from Flair but it was edited out ahead of the September 20th episode of RAW.
In addition, Flair’s merchandise is no longer available from WWE’s online shop. A search for Flair’s name now brings up zero results. While an episode of WWE’s animated series Story Time featuring Flair has been removed from Peacock and the WWE Network.
It is believed that the changes are as a result of allegations made against Ric Flair during a recent episode of Dark Side of the Ring.
On the episode analysing the ‘Plane Ride from Hell,’ an air stewardess seemingly alleged that she was sexually harassed by Ric Flair.
The ‘Plane Ride from Hell’ took place following the UK exclusive pay-per-view Insurrextion in May 2002. During the now infamous flight, several performers were involved in incidents that would result in fines, lawsuits and, in the cases of Scott Hall and Curt Hennig, releases from the company.
Flair has now issued a response to the allegations where he denies any wrongdoing.
Following the airing of the episode, a Car Shield commercial featuring Flair was also “paused.”
Meanwhile, Tommy Dreamer who caused controversy with his comments about the alleged incident has been suspended by IMPACT Wrestling. In addition, he has been removed from his spot as a host on Busted Open Radio.