RIC Flair legend ‘Wu’ has been edited out of WWE’s TV intro after allegations that he exposed himself to a flight attendant.
The legendary wrestler, 72, was a major part of the ‘Then, Now, Together, Forever’ introductory video that ran before all of his television shows.
However, it was edited from last night’s Raw, along with other Flair material the company has removed in recent days.
An animated clip of Flair undressing for a group of flight attendants is retrieved from an episode of WWE Story Time while her merchandise is pulled from an online store.
The move comes in the wake of last week’s episode of Dark Side of the Ring which saw the infamous ‘Plane Ride from Hell’.
Back in 2002, a private 757 flight descended into a nightmare as drunk wrestlers clashed with their flight crew as they were on their way back from the UK to the USA.
During the trip it was alleged that Nature Boy had simply taken off his wrestling robe and crashed down the aisle of the plane.
He was then accused of opening it and penetrating his penis with flight attendant Heidi Doyle, then accused of making it possible for wrestler Coke to touch his penis before entering the galley at the rear of the plane. Was forced – something Flair had previously denied.
Doyle claimed: “I couldn’t move. I couldn’t get away from him.
“He was walking around his penis and he wanted me to touch it. He grabbed my hand and put it on it.”
Former WWE star Rob Van Dam confirmed Doyle’s story on the Dark Side of the Ring episode, saying: “I remember him crowding him and trying to touch him and stuff.”
Flair issued a statement last week in response to the allegations, saying: “To clarify, ‘Helicopter’ as it was called is accurate.
“I wish I could blame it on the youth, but it was a case of drinking too much and being inappropriate and I apologize for that (and countless times over the years).
“I’ve made some bad decisions during dark periods in my life, and it’s something I’ve spent a significant portion of the years I was given by doctors in 2017 trying to correct.
“I condemn sexual assault in any way, shape or form. I could (and have) written books (as are others) that have covered my crimes.
“I’ve made some terrible decisions, but I’ve never forced myself in any way on anyone. Period.”
Doyle and a second flight attendant sued WWE and several wrestlers, including Flair, for assault and battery, intentional emotional distress, and false imprisonment in 2004, which caused both sides to settle out of court.