I can now confirm that over the weekend Ric Flair's representatives informed event promoters that Flair had parted ways with WWE. The promoters are now saying Flair is available for appearances.
I know that Ric had been unhappy about having to cancel numerous events due to WWE. He had wanted to attend conventions and that sort of stuff but it was very restricted on what he could do. That didn't make him happy. WWE cancelled an appearance by him this weekend in Niagara Falls as well. This is the reason for it.