Eric Bischoff is the former President of WCW and he recently spoke about the possibility of AEW signing legendary WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair. Ric Flair is no longer a WWE employee as he was released several weeks ago. He is still considered to be one of the greatest wrestlers of all time.
All Elite Wrestling has already signed a few very popular former WWE superstars. This includes Daniel Bryan, CM Punk and Adam Cole. Many people believe that Ric Flair will eventually sign for AEW, even though he is 72 years old now, and cannot wrestle at all.
Eric Bischoff revealed on his podcast that he met Ric Flair quite recently. However, he did not talk about AEW and he did not reveal whether or not he will join AEW.
Eric Bischoff Speaks About the Likelihood of Ric Flair Signing With AEW or Not
“I’m not sure if that’s going to happen or not,” Bischoff mentioned.
“I did spend quite a bit of time with Ric both Friday night and Saturday night, and we talked a lot about AEW. I didn’t ask Ric specifically if he was going to go. I figured if Ric wanted to share that information, he’d volunteer it.
I didn’t want to ask. I know Ric. I’ve known Ric a long time, 25-30 years, and Ric loves the business today as much as he did 20 years ago. I think if there’s an opportunity there, I would be surprised if Ric didn’t jump on board.
I’d be equally as surprised if Tony Khan and the folks over at AEW didn’t find a reason to not extend an offer to him. Ric is a very valuable asset. Eric Bischoff also said, “I said this to Kevin Nash and Scott Hall and they both agreed with me.
From where we sit, which is on the outside for the most part, but all of us pay pretty close attention and have a decent feel for things. We all agreed without hesitation that, in many respects, Ric Flair is as over today as he’s ever been.
I’d go as far as to say Ric Flair is more over today than he’s ever been as a personality. Ric is not going to go out there and have 60 minute matches anymore, no more broadways left in Ric’s career. Ric’s value, his equity, what he brings to the table credibility wise to a company like AEW, I think, is still a very valuable asset”.