Wrestling Legend Ric Flair reveals that WWE banned him from getting in the ring

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The two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has not been competing inside the squared circle for years now. He has also not been seen stepping foot inside the ring during his latest stint in WWE in any of the segments. ‘The Nature Boy’ revealed that WWE did not allow him to walk up the steps at ringside during his most recent televised appearances for the company.

WWE restricted Ric Flair due to health scare

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Ric Flair had suffered from various medical conditions, including kidney failure, respiratory and heart failure, and pneumonia. Back in 2017, Flair’s family members were told he only had a 20 percent chance of survival and was placed in a medically induced coma.

While speaking on Renee Paquette’s Oral Sessions podcast, Flair discussed his recent appearance alongside Andrade El Idolo in AAA. He went on to reflect on WWE restricting to let him walk up the steps in case he suffered a health scare on live television.

Here is what he said:

“They [AAA] let me get in the ring,” Flair said. “WWE won’t even let me walk up the stairs for liability reasons. I can’t. I can stand in a ring but, Renee, it’s kind of like I said, I either wanna die in a ring or on top of Wendy [Flair’s wife]… A or B. What better way is there to go? What I did for a living or with the one I love? Woo!”

Flair also slammed the rumors about him returning for one more match at the age of 72. He expressed his desire to work for more companies apart from WWE and AEW is a huge possibility.

Ric Flair opens up on asking for release from WWE

Ric Flair had asked for his release from Vince McMahon and was handed a release on August 3. He also thanked Vince and others for their contribution to his career during Sunday’s NWA 73 event.

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Speaking with Renee, the wrestling icon clarified that he did not have any issues with Vince or his company before asking for his release. He further added:

“I thought of what I was going to say to you today and how I’m gonna handle this,” Flair said. “I just decided that I wanted to finally, which I did for three years, make a living not under a wrestling payroll. That’s all it was.”