Ric Flair rumored to be headed to AEW

Aug 13, 2021 - by Marc Middleton

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.

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.

7 Responses

  1. Michael Vincent says:

    Arn + Tully + Ric = natural move to AEW for Flair

  2. art123guy says:

    @Michael Vincent–That’ll be interesting. I don’t think Ric and Arn are on speaking terms. Ric said he found out who his real friends were when his son died. Arn never called soooo…

  3. Hans Maulwurf says:

    Right, he said he doesn’t consider them friends anymore, didn’t he?

  4. Michael Vincent says:

    @art123guy – thanks for sharing. I don’t delve too deeply into stories, so I hadn’t been aware of that. Guess time will tell, or if Flair even winds up there at all.

  5. art123guy says:

    @Hans Maulwurf–Ric feels that way about all the former horsemen.

    Not sure I can put a link here, so if ya wanna know more, search for: Ric Flair Reveals Why He is No Longer Close with the Four Horseman

  6. Steve says:

    Awesome 👌!!!!
    Now the WWE can start writing good story lines.. Bring in Gabe, will someone please get some storyline going

  7. Joseph says:

    I was waiting for the Horsemen to show up in AEW wrestling and dominate the roster. Now they just need Barry Windham to complete the group.

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