Woo again. There are certain wrestlers who practically transcend wrestling and it is always interesting to see what they are up to. It is not the case with a great number of wrestlers but you know one when you see one. That person can do almost anything they want and will still be a legend no matter what. One such name did something on Saturday that he may never have done before.
Ric Flair made a surprise, unannounced appearance at Saturday’s AAA TripleMania XXIX event in Mexico City, Mexico. Flair accompanied Andrade El Idolo to the ring for his AAA Mega Title shot against Kenny Omega, which saw Omega retain the title. The match saw Flair get involved and chop Omega a few times. El Idolo is engaged to Flair’s daughter Charlotte. This is the first time that Flair has appeared for a promotion based in Mexico.
Flair’s appearance comes less than a month after he requested and received his release from WWE. The move made him a free agent, though it is not clear how long his no compete clause will last. Once his clause has expired, Flair is expected to sign with AEW. There is no word on what Flair will be doing in the company, assuming that is where he winds up.
RIC FLAIR IS AT TRIPLEMANIA WITH ANDRADE pic.twitter.com/PhwUVw9cSM
— Mr. Warren Hayes (@MrWarrenHayes) August 15, 2021
Ric Flair appears at TripleMania in the corner of Andrade El Idolo pic.twitter.com/Jab0GePYHJ
— John Pollock (@iamjohnpollock) August 15, 2021
Kenny Omega staring down Ric Flair in AAA.
— Inside The Ropes (@Inside_TheRopes) August 15, 2021
This was nuts. Check out the surprise, plus some of Flair’s time in other countries:
Opinion: This is the kind of cameo that makes for a great moment. Flair really is someone who would feel like a star anywhere in the world and that was on display this weekend. It doesn’t matter that Andrade didn’t win the title, because this was all about Flair getting to make a surprise appearance. It worked out well, and now we get to wait for Flair to show up somewhere else.
What did you think of the cameo? Where will he appear next? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 60,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 6,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
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