Although he made an appearance at last night’s Ring of Honor event in New York City, NY cutting a promo in the ring for the live audience, Ric Flair did not take part as a special guest referee in the main event for the ROH World Championship as previously scheduled reports PWInsider. Flair left the venue after his promo, which was originally thought to have taken many in ROH by surprise until it was revealed that owner Cary Silken was aware Flair would be doing so. Flair had requested at one point for his role at the event to be changed to a special guest enforcer instead of a referee, but at Flair’s request he opted not to take part in the main event any longer. The belief is that this is due to his current obligations with WWE and had already pulled out of previous ROH TV tapings for HDNet. There were said to be many within ROH who were upset with how Flair handled the situation and how it didn’t live up to his end of the agreement, but praised Silken for handling it the way he did. Flair will be making three more scheduled appearances with ROH next month and is expected to finish up after that point with the company.