Ric Flair was the subject of Dark Side of the Ring’s Plane Ride From Hell. His ad campaign with CarShield was pulled and there are now calls for AEW to never bring him in. Now he is finally breaking his silence.

The Nature Boy addressed the story brought up in Dark Side of the Ring with a tweet. Through three separate text graphic presentations, Ric Flair clarified things from his point. While calling Rory Kampf a liar, Ric Flair also admitted that his issues with drugs and alcohol have been “well documented.” You can check out the entire statement below.

Every person that I’ve worked with, from my lawyer to my publicist to my wife has said not to post a response; but I’ve never run from past behaviors before and I’m not going to start now.

I want to clarify a few things:

About four years ago, I gave ESPN full access to my life for a “30 for 30” special. They covered taxes, financial issues, adultery, divorces, the passing of my child and drinking/partying AT LENGTH.

Rory Kampf, desperate to matter for another 15 minutes, did an interview about it this morning. When Rory’s lips are moving, he’s typically lying, but one part of what he said was the God’s honest truth:

“I’d never heard that he had forced someone to touch his genitals,” Karpf admitted. “Everything with Ric that was construed as negative I tried to address in the 30 for 30. His drinking, his philandering, his adultery, his money problems, there’s quite a bit, but never, at least in the people that I spoke to, no one ever brought up that he would force himself on somebody. I did hear about him exposing himself, which to me is still troubling, very troubling behavior, and that is addressed in the 30 for 30.”

I allowed my personal life and the lives of my wife and children to be turned upside down for one reason: Whether it’s good or bad, even the really bad, the truth has to matter. Even in wrestling.

My issues have been well documented over my 40+ year career. The impact of drinking too much (which nearly killed me five years ago) has been told time and time and time again. The reason Rory (or anyone else for that matter) never heard stories of me forcing myself on ANYONE is simple: it never happened.

We will have to see what’s next for Ric Flair. It seems that he will continue being himself while admitting to his past mistakes. He did not name anything individually, but this might be the first of many statements the two-time WWE Hall of Famer will have to make about the Plane Ride From Hell.

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