Ric Flair has hit out at Nick Khan claiming that the WWE President made issues between himself and the company personal.
When Ric Flair left WWE in August 2021, he claimed that his exit was due to creative differences. In a statement addressing his release, Flair said that he and WWE had a “different vision” for his future.
At the time, Flair claimed that there was no animosity between himself and WWE although that now appears to have changed. Commenting on his release on his Wooooo Nation Uncensored podcast, Flair said that WWE President Nick Khan had buried him and made the situation personal. In addition, he hit out at the company for not making the most of the ‘Flair’ name.
“We didn’t have the same vision for me, and then Nick Khan makes it personal,” said Flair. “Just because I didn’t wanna work there and I wanna do stuff like this so I can reflect on my career, Nick, he buries me…. I need someone to explain this to me, how on God’s green earth do you take the Flairs, take that brand, and not make it a fixture of that company?”
Continuing on, Flair suggested that WWE should do a better job of embracing his family name, especially as Charlotte is a better performer than he was.
“Randy is a third-generation wrestler and better than both his dad and his grandfather,” Ric Flair continued. “Charlotte is a second-generation wrestler and better than me. To me, if I was the company, I would embrace that. This only happens so very few [times].”
Ric Flair is also embroiled in a very public spat with Becky Lynch and WWE over their use of the phrase “The Man.” The WWE Hall of Famer believes he owns the trademark and in November said that he would “go back and get” it when he was “legally cleared.”
Despite this, a recent report suggested that WWE and Lynch are able to use the moniker, and still sell merchandise which heavily features the phrase.
While Flair won’t be returning to WWE any time soon, his son-in-law Andrade El Idolo recently hinted that he may be joining him in AEW.
H/t to Sportskeeda for the transcription.