Sometimes there just isn’t a point. Wrestling is a business that can involve moving from one company to the other at the drop of a hat. The bigger companies are a little bit different when it comes to contracts though as they can keep wrestlers around for a very long time. Once you get that high up, there is a certain sense of loyalty and that is the case with one of the biggest stars ever.
While he is best known for his time in the NWA and WCW, Ric Flair has spent a heck of a long time in WWE. Over the course of his three runs with the company, Flair has spent about twenty years total in WWE. That is getting into some rare air and it makes him the kind of legend that you don’t get in many places. Now that he is long retired from the ring, Flair is sticking with WWE, and it was so obvious that someone else wasn’t going to waste their time making an effort.
In an interview with Wrestlinginc.com, Flair talked about how AEW President Tony Khan never bothered to ask about Flair coming to work for the company when he was a free agent. Even though Flair was no longer under contract with WWE, he had no interest in going elsewhere and Khan did not even offer him a contract. Flair acknowledged that he and Khan are friends, but Khan respected Flair’s decision.
Can you blame Khan for not trying? Check out some of Flair’s best moments:
Opinion: This is one of those things that makes sense as Flair seems to have learned his lesson after the disaster that was his Impact Wrestling run. Flair is barely having to appear with WWE and seems to be getting a nice payoff as a result. Let him do his thing on rare occasions rather than putting him over in AEW where he tries to have one more big run. In other words, let him be a legend instead of some big name, which is what fits better these days.
Are you glad Flair returned to WWE? What do you want to see him do for the company? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. Get the latest and greatest in professional wrestling news by signing up for our daily email newsletter. Just look below for “GET EXCLUSIVE UPDATES” to sign up. Thank you for reading!