WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair may be headed to AEW soon. Flair was released from his WWE contract two weeks ago after contacting WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon and requesting the departure. Flair noted that the two sides didn’t have the same vision for his future.
In an update, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that word going around is that Flair seems to be a lock to be headed to AEW when he’s legally able to.
There’s no word on when Flair’s non-compete with WWE will expire, but if he’s under a 90-day clause, then he should become a free agent after Monday, November 1. Flair has said that the split from WWE was positive.
As noted earlier this week at this link, Booker T noted on his podcast that he is under the impression that Flair wants one more run. Since that time, the WWE Hall of Famer has stated on Twitter that he’ll never retire, which has only fueled the speculation about him wrestling again.
There’s also no word on what AEW might have in store for Flair, but he could be used in some sort of managerial role. It seems unlikely that he will make a return to the ring, but anything is possible.
Stay tuned for more on The Nature Boy’s pro wrestling future.