According to both Wrestling Inc and Fightful, Ric Flair has left the WWE.

It is being reported that a frustrated Flair spoke to Vince McMahon directly and asked for his release from the company and was granted it.

Flair’s dissatisfaction was apparently fueled by his disappointment with how he was being used and what angles he was a part of.

The 72-year-old wrestling legend hasn’t stepped in the ring since 2011 when he wrestled Sting in Impact Wrestling but in the WWE he has been part of several storylines with his daughter Charlotte and acting as a mentor or manager for such stars as Randy Orton and Lacey Evans. His last angle involving Evans was scrapped when she became pregnant in real-life and her match against Asuka at Elimination Chamber was nixed.

Flair’s departure coincides with the news that Bray Wyatt was released over the weekend.

This year alone the following talent have left the WWE:

Lars Sullivan

Steve Cutler

Charly Caruso

Billie Kay

Mickie James

Wesley Blake


Chelsea Green


Samoa Joe

Bo Dallas

Peyton Royce

Mojo Rawley

Drake Wuertz

Jake Clemons

Alexander Wolfe

Skyler Story

Ezra Judge

Jessamyn Duke

Vanessa Borne

Velveteen Dream

Adnan Virk

Tom Phillips

Braun Strowman

Aleister Black


Ruby Riott

Santana Garrett


Ariya Daivari

Tony Nese

Chase Parker

Matt Martel


August Grey

Tyler Breeze

Samir Singh

Sunil Singh

Curt Stallion

Arturo Ruas

Marina Shafir

Killian Dain

Tino Sabbatelli

The Big Show



Daniel Bryan

Mark Henry

Bray Wyatt