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Ric Flair’s former managers fire back at his ‘despicable lies’

Ric Flair Against All Odds 2010

As we covered yesterday, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair filed a lawsuit against his former management team, Legacy Talent, alleging they owe him money from a variety of sources - including the recent ESPN “30 For 30” documentary on him, Nature Boy.

Legacy has responded to the allegations in a statement to TMZ, and things have quickly gotten ugly:

“Ric Flair has always been known to be dramatic and looking desperately for the spotlight. That's fine as a wrestler but it is despicable when he blatantly lies. As anyone who read [the Ric Flair Grantland article] knows, Ric has always left a trail of destruction in his wake whether it be from his ex wives, the IRS, creditors, or from his former business partners and friends... the debris is everywhere. Our client wishes Flair nothing but the best and is sad that things have come to this after over a decade of hard work and incredible results for their client.”

Regarding the specifics of the case, the agency’s representation has fired back with allegations of their own that Naitch was trying to get money he wasn’t legally entitled to, and that he wasn’t honest with Legacy about his own dealings:

"Our client provided Flair an accounting of funds as they always did throughout their representation. Flair then demanded funds that belonged to buyers be released from trust that he had not yet earned and our client would not be bullied into doing anything unethical. In reality the $37,000 in dispute are in his management company's trust account while we were working out a settlement on the sums of money owed our client from deals and money Flair hid from his management.”

As Legacy was quick to point out, Flair certainly has a history of these kinds of disputes, especially in his financial affairs. Ric and his current team have not yet responded with any shots about his old management and how Legacy CEO Melinda Morris Zanoni handled his August health scare, but those could be coming after this statement.

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