Ric Flair Claims It Was His Own Decision To Leave ROH

Matt Boone

Ric FlairThe following is an excerpt from an article in today’s New York Daily News:

Ric shows Flair as he bows out of Ring of Honor
Friday, June 5th 2009, 4:00 AM

Aunt Thelma was thrilled when Ric Flair called yesterday (she once asked him to her prom, but he was busy vacuuming) to explain his status with ROH (Ring of Honor).

"I announced I would be leaving them (ROH) last week at the Philadelphia show because it would be on HDNet (cable TV) and I felt it wasn’t right for me to be appearing (on TV) for the WWE and ROH while singing the praises of both."

But before leaving ROH, Flair will do five more untelevised "house shows," and said, "I will be at their event at the Manhattan Center next Saturday as a ‘special’ referee, not as a wrestler."

She asked if any pressure was brought by the WWE to quit ROH. "None whatsoever," Flair said. "The decision was mine alone. Nothing against ROH, but I decided you can’t serve two masters, and my loyalty lies with the WWE. I feel very comfortable being there."

Check out the complete New York Daily News article at NYDailyNews.com.

NOTE: For those who missed it, here is the original story on Ric Flair dropping ROH in favor of WWE.

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