The WWE Universe welcomed Ric Flair the second they saw him strut out on the Slammys during WWE RAW. Unfortunately that welcome may be a bit premature as new reports indicate that Flair only appeared on a one-show deal.
This contradicts what Meltzer had earlier reported on Tuesday. Meltzer reported that he spoke with WWE attorney Jerry McDevitt who told Meltzer that they (the WWE) were no longer worried about the lawsuit. Meltzer reported that McDevitt felt that since TNA had not done anything to advance the suit, that the company was safe in bringing back Flair. Meltzer also reported that the WWE felt confident that the suit was baseless. Unfortunately the only thing baseless here was apparently the bad information that filtered to Meltzer.
The good news here is that the plan here is to bring in Flair at some point full-time. It was obvious on Tuesday’s SmackDown that there are plans to continue using Flair. CM Punk spent the majority of his promo on Tuesday talking about Ric Flair. The fact that you’d have the world champion spending all of this time talking about someone tells me that there are plans at some point for something between Flair and Punk, although it is highly doubtful that it would be a match.
I think there are a lot of possibilities here that the WWE could have with Flair. The obvious would be making him RAW or SmackDown (or both) General Manager. It has been a long time since that G.M. role has had anyone meaningful behind it. That whole authority figure character has grown stale. Flair could certainly rejuvenate it and help get some of angles and characters over that could use a little bit of a boost.
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