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RING OF HONOR SUES RIC FLAIR

By Mike Johnson on 2010-01-29 20:58:31
Ring of Honor filed a lawsuit against Ric Flair this past Thursday in Bucks County, PA, alleging Flair owed the company over $40,000.  The lawsuit stems from Flair failing to live up to his contracted obligations as the "ROH Ambassador" on ROH on HDNet tapings and ROH live events. 

ROH's lawsuit alleged that Flair was originally signed to make five appearances at ROH house shows for $10,000 an appearance.  Flair failed to appear at a scheduled ROH event on Montreal In July 2009 and has, to date, failed to return his $10,000 payment for that event.

The lawsuit also alleged that Flair only attended one ROH on HDNet Television Taping after coming to terms with the group to appear in an authority figure role.  Flair appeared at one taping and the next set, made a brief announcement to the live crowd that he was resigning the commission due to his relationship with WWE.  The lawsuit noted that Flair was paid $35,000 for the TV appearances and only made one appearance.

At the time, the belief was Flair intended to use ROH as a place where his youngest son Reid could work.  Those plans were stalled when Reid was arrested on several drug charges last year. 

ROH officials declined to comment on the suit.

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