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FORMER ROH OWNER RIPS RIC FLAIR

By Mike Johnson on 2014-09-05 12:23:11

Cary Silkin, the former owner of Ring of Honor, took to Twitter today to attack WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, citing money that Flair owed the company after walking out during a NYC event and no showing other scheduled bookings.

Silkin wrote:

"Kickstart my f**king a**."ooh please help us".what a bunch of sh** u begging weak bIIch lying Wrestling biz carny fleece artists. Oooh let's have a @RicFlairNatrBoy kickstarter project so he can pay back everyone he f***ed !!! @Highspots @ringofhonor @ColtCabana.  I was f**ked by @RicFlairNatrBoy for 40K and it's less than others if u have any b***s retweet this @ScrapDaddyAP @KINGCorino @Highspots"

In January 2010, Ring of Honor (then owned by Silkin) filed a lawsuit against Ric Flair in Bucks County, PA, alleging Flair owed the company over $40,000. The lawsuit stemmed from Flair failing to live up to his contracted obligations as the "ROH Ambassador" on ROH on HDNet tapings and ROH live events in 2009.

At the time, 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 then 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 perform 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.

During his run with ROH, Flair also shot an angle to get involved during a ROH title match in NYC, then left during the show, literally walking out the front door of the Hammerstein Ballroom.

The lawsuit was never resolved. Silkin sold ROH to Sinclair Broadcasting in May 2011.

PWInsider.com spoke with Silkin via telephone this afternoon and he confirmed he indeed wrote the comments on Twitter.

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