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Ric Flair officially off Starrcast; refunds announced

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The good news, of course, is that Ric Flair’s surgery yesterday (May 20) was successful, and the 70 year old is presumably recovered under doctor’s car, surrounded by friends and loved ones.

The unfortunate side effect of that is the Nature Boy won’t be able to work his son-in-law Conrad Thompson’s AEW Double Or Nothing-adjacent wrestling convention, Starrcast II. Word leaked yesterday that Flair wouldn’t be able to fly to Las Vegas, and appear at the panel, roast or meet & greets he’d been scheduled for during the three day event.

Now, in an email sent earlier today, Starrcast has confirmed as much, and announced plans to refund customer monies and, in the case of the roast, re-schedule for a later date.

“Unfortunately Ric Flair’s medical condition will not allow him to fly to Vegas this weekend. Of course that means his Meet & Greets are cancelled and we have begun the refund process with EventBrite. We expect all refunds to be submitted by the end of this week.

The Roast of Ric Flair will be postponed to a later date yet to be determined. As such we will also be refunding the Open Bar bracelets for the Roast that were purchased.

Ric also had Meet & Greets with the Horsemen. These will be refunded as well but we will have an alternative option available during that same time: put on a real Ric Flair robe, hold the original Big Gold Belt, and have your picture made with the Horsemen against what looks like the old WTBS set. To be clear, the current Meet & Greet with the Horsemen will be refunded. But this new experience will be made available for purchase tonight at 8PM Eastern and offered at a greatly reduced price from the original Horsemen Meet & Greet.

Steamboat will also have an option to get your photo with him against that same WTBS backdrop, with the Big Gold Belt, and you wearing a Ric Flair robe. Again the original Flair/Steamboat meet and greet will be refunded. But this new experience will also be available for purchase tonight at 8PM Eastern.

Of course there is no replacing the Nature Boy but we believe these are truly unique experiences we hope you will enjoy.

We can’t thank you enough for your continued support!”

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