Ric Flair Details the Final Call With Vince McMahon Before WWE Release

Published 09/01/2021, 10:34 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 04: Ric Flair attends WWE 20th Anniversary Celebration Marking Premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at Staples Center on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)


Ric Flair has been a cornerstone of the professional wrestling business for over three decades now. Having started in the early 70s, the ‘Nature Boy’ is still relevant in the business. However, he was let go from WWE last month after requesting Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon to do so.

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Flair appeared in the recent episode of Renee Paquette’s “Oral Sessions” podcast, where he discussed his last days in the WWE and how his last call with Mr. McMahon went.

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Ric Flair recalls his last conversation with Vince McMahon

In the interview, Ric revealed that he called Vince after breaking the news of his departure. Explaining the conversation, he said, “I talked to Vince. After it was over, I just said, ‘Whatever path our lives take us, we’re always going to be brothers.’ He said, ‘You’re damn right.'”

The statement shows the strong bond between Flair and McMahon and how much the two gentlemen respect each other.

Flair confessed what made him quit WWE

On the podcast, Flair also talked about the circumstances that led to him wanting out of WWE. He was getting a lot of side projects at the time, and even though WWE had allowed him to do those, with more and more deals coming for him, he decided to ask the company to release him.

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(GERMANY OUT) World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) Live in Germany: Road to WrestleMania; Roter Teppich: Ric Flair (WWE Superstar) mit seiner Tochter Charlotte (WWE Diva)Lanxess-Arena Köln (Photo by Brill/ullstein bild via Getty Images)

“What happened was, I had a bunch of pending opportunities. I had a bunch of things that I was doing currently at the time that I signed my contract. They allowed those. These are big things. I got to keep Cameo. A couple of deals kept coming along, and I got to the point that I was asking them, I was probably exhausting them asking to let me do them. Of course, the answer was, ‘You can do them, maybe.’

It’s good to see that there is no bad blood between Ric Flair and Vince McMahon. Now being away from WWE, Flair could finally look after his other contracts.

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Maybe a debut in AEW? With Tony Khan always ready to hire, it seems like a possibility.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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