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By Mike Johnson on 2023-03-16 13:35:00

Ring of Honor Hall of Famer, Ambassador and former owner Cary Silkin commented on the back and forth between Ric Flair and Dutch Mantell, writing:

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 in the end, 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 as it was dropped by ROH when Silkin sold the company to Sinclair Broadcasting in May 2011.  Sinclair later sold the company to Tony Khan.

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