Ric Flair Pursuing 'All The Things I Want' Following WWE Release
Flair departed WWE at the start of August
Ric Flair has opened up on his release from WWE, saying he now has the opportunity to 'pursue the things I want'.
Flair departed WWE at the start of August and made his first post-WWE appearance last weekend, surprisingly being in future son-in-law Andrade's corner for his AAA Mega Championship match with Kenny Omega.
The 72-year-old was able to get physical in the Title bout, something WWE has not let Flair do since his retired in their promotion back at WrestleMania 24 in 2008.
Flair has a lot of great memories from his time in WWE but cites a desire to be able to do more than Vince McMahon was letting him.
Speaking with Sports Illustrated, Flair said: "I have the greatest fondest memories from my time with WWE. Vince [McMahon] has helped me become the man I am. It’s not just Vince, it’s also Hunter [Paul “Triple H” Levesque] and Stephanie [McMahon]. I have so many friends there. They’ve been so good to me.
"But it was time. I simply wanted to be able to do more. They have a vision for their company, which they should have. They were respectful enough for me to have a vision for my future, too.
"Look at what I did this past weekend with Andrade and Kenny Omega. They never could have let me do that, which I understand. I keep thinking back to all the times Hunter said to me, ‘Ric, remember who you are.’ So I’m going out to pursue the things I want."