Ric Flair is threatening legal action against WWE if the continue to use the term “The Man” without compensation.
Flair spoke with TMZ Sports and states he has been pursuing royalties for the use of the name from WWE since the beginning of 2019. Flair states WWE’s attorney’s have claimed Becky Lynch’s use of “The Man” is different that his use of the term since the 70s.
According to Flair, his attorney’s spoke with WWE legal, and were blown off by the company.
Ric Flair states he has no problem with WWE using the term, but he wants a royalty. Flair filed for trademark on the term on 8/26.
An affidavit obtained by HeelByNature.com outlines Flair’s request to be owner of the name, which he states has been used since 1976.
Flair filed for a trademark for “The Man” on 8/26 with the United States Trademark and Patent Office.
The issue between him and the WWE over the use of the name has caused issues between him and his daughter Charlotte Flair.
Flair states he is going after the name to ensure his family is financially stable after he passes away.
WWE has yet to oppose the trademark. They have 30 days from it going live to file documentation to block the registration.