Don (Hard Boiled) Haggerty, a pro wrestling star in the 50s and 60s who had a long resume as an actor, passed away last night at his home in Malibu, CA at the age of 78. Haggerty's health had been in a severe decline since being a a bad auto accident in June.
If anyone has ever seen Jackie Chan's The Big Brawl, you'll remember Haggerty as Billy "The Kiss," the chief antagonist whose gimmick was to kiss his opponents goodbye after he beat the snot out of 'em. He's also done other movies as listed here.
Flair is arguably one of the five major stars, all time, in American Professional Wrestling. He's almost always relevant, regardless of his position on the card or the angle being run. I also don't see this as an attempt to "go after Flair".