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Eric Bischoff "Shocked" By Ric Flair's WWE Release

Flair departed WWE last week

Eric Bischoff has admitted he was shocked by Ric Flair's WWE release.

Flair was released by WWE last week, only one year after he signed a new deal with the company. The Nature Boy reportedly expressed his frustration with Charlotte Flair's recent booking and voiced his concerns to Vince McMahon. Their conversation ultimately ended with Flair asking for and being granted his release. 

Bischoff was asked about Flair being let go on the 83 Weeks Podcast and the former WCW president admitted he was shocked by the timing of Flair's departure.

"Yes, I am most definitely shocked. I'm excited for Ric. Ric's had more opportunities sitting in front of him now than he probably did 20 years ago, outside of wrestling. I'm excited for and love Ric. We've gotten very close over the last few years and happy for him. But just like we talked about, shocked that something like this could happen at this particular period in time. Shocked," Bischoff said.

What Flair will do next remains to be seen, but WWE Hall Of Famer Booker T believes The Nature Boy is preparing for one last in-ring run

H/T to 411Mania

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