Exclusive: Ric Flair Removed From WWE 2K14 Symposium Due To His Conduct
As noted earlier, Ric Flair was in “rare form” at Saturday night’s WWE 2K14 “30 Years of WrestleMania” symposium discussion, hosted by Jim Ross. Flair, along with Steve Austin, Paul Heyman, Mick Foley, Daniel Bryan, Dolph Ziggler and Rey Mysterio, spoke about the game and told a number of entertaining stories from their careers. Flair, however – is now in hot water with WWE management due to his conduct at the event.
According to a backstage source in WWE, WWE Executives Jane Geddes and Mark Carrano were summoned by TV exec Lisa Lee to the event to remove Ric Flair from the stage while the event was still ongoing. Lisa Lee apparently was shooting the event on her cell phone and notifying WWE management of the fact Flair appeared to be intoxicated. Flair was removed after the symposium portion and and replaced by Jerry Lawler for when the panel took questions from the media.
WWE is said to be furious about the public display by Flair, who has been negotiating to be the good will ambassador for the company.
Flair was said to be “out of control, profane and a total wreck.”
Stephanie McMahon LeVesque personally came to the event and had to apologize to 2K Sports on behalf of WWE.