Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Backstage News and Details on Ric Flair’s WWE Status
According to PWInsider, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has agreed on a new contract with WWE. Flair is scheduled to be a regular on the RAW brand after endorsing new RAW Women's Champion Sasha Banks on this week's show. Regarding that appearance, it was added to the show just a few hours before RAW went live.
However it should be noted that, back in August, Flair stated on his podcast that he is under a legends deal with WWE until 2018. It would make no sense for Flair to need to sign a new contract with the company just to appear on RAW. A majority of legends deals cover WWE appearances and merchandising.
In regards to Flair just being thrown into the angle on RAW, that is not believable what so ever. The plan from the start was that Flair would exit WWE television for a while, return later down the road and be injected back into the storyline with Charlotte and Sasha.