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Ric Flair Returning For WWE 20th Anniversary RAW Event

Wednesday 09th, January 2013 / 16:01 Written by

The Nature Boy is coming back! A new report indicates that Ric Flair is heading back to WWE Monday Night RAW. Flair will join a host of former WWE legends as part of the RAW 20th Anniversary show on Monday January 14.

The report unveils plans for a major segment planned for Flair on Monday. Dave Meltzer reports that Flair will play a big part in Monday’s show. Flair will reportedly have a major confrontation with CM Punk. The angle will play off of their confrontation a couple of weeks ago.

This is huge news and a big development between Flair and the WWE. Flair returned a few weeks ago as part of the Slammys. Flair had an angle with CM Punk and The Shield. Flair reportedly left RAW without a contract in place. Reportedly lingering issues stemming from the TNA Impact Wrestling lawsuit against the WWE precluded the WWE from signing Flair full time. It would appear that at this point Flair is working on a night-to-night deal.

Flair has certainly found his way back into the pro wrestling news lately. Flair made news last week when it was announced that he was coming out of retirement to wrestle. Yes, a couple of weeks after Flair saying he was done wrestling, he signed to return to All Japan Pro Wrestling for a reported $15,000. The deal is also part of a larger plan which includes Flair’s son Reid training at the AJPW dojo.

It was fairly obvious that while Flair may not be signed full-time, that his shot with Punk was more than just a single night deal. Punk spent a great deal of his promo the following night talking about Flair. This was an odd move considering that Punk had a match with Ryback with coming up, especially with Flair working as a freelancer. Many assumed that once Punk continued talking about Flair that the Nature Boy was coming back.

The 20th Anniversary RAW is expected to be a loaded show. Between Flair, The Rock, and the other legends, it has the potential to be one of the more exciting RAW shows in recent memory.

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Eric Gargiulo is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009.

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