Possible Plans For Ric Flair’s Return To WWE TV, Negotiations For His In-Ring Return Overseas

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PWMania.com reported that WWE had an offer on the table for Ric Flair to return to TV in a more prominent role. Flair was scheduled to go to Pittsburgh this week to see Dr. Joseph Maroon for a full cardiovascular physical before WWE brings him back to TV as a regular character. Flair has been working out and wants to get to 225 pounds before returning to TV. He’s currently at 230.

There’s a feeling that Flair has to come in as a babyface but he always prefers to work as a heel so there’s on word yet on what role he will play. One idea suggested was to put Flair with The Miz to continue the storyline they began several months ago when Miz began using the Figure Four after Flair’s blessing. The hope is that Flair will help elevate Miz as a top babyface. There are some who believe this could be wasting Flair and that Miz is damaged goods.

Flair reportedly wants to manage Dolph Ziggler but it’s clear WWE hasn’t been pushing Ziggler for more than a year now. They also discussed having Flair manage The Shield to continue the angle from RAW a few weeks back but Evolution’s future is up in the air.

With the most recent deal that Flair signed with WWE, they still have to approve all of his appearances. A problem could be brewing as there are reportedly negotiations, which could easily fall through, for an overseas wrestling tour that would see flair actually wrestling in the ring.

(Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter)

  • Prince

    The solution is to make Miz and Ziggler a heel tag team with Flair as their manager. Could have some great matches with The Usos.

    • jmull

      The Usos are one dimensional and boring. . . unless you’re nine years old. They won’t last long as champs and will soon go the way of the Rhodes and Rybaxel — filler and jobber matches.

  • jmull

    If he could come back and be serious and credible (rather than the looney old drunk man we have seen the last few years) he would be great. Then anything he touched would be gold.

  • Jason

    Saying Miz is Damaged Goods is a understatment.

    • jmull

      Only because they blamed him for a couple low PPV buys and promptly buried him. It’s like they have forgotten how to grow talent and make stars. The fans had to do it for them with Daniel Bryan, and they still fought that the whole way.

  • FriscoKTank

    Half the roster is damaged goods. That’s why you pair them with someone like a Flair and restore them.