In a strategic move that's set the wrestling community abuzz, Ric Flair, a WWE Hall of Famer, has inked a multi-year contract with All Elite Wrestling (AEW), not long after his unexpected cameo on the October 25 edition of "AEW Dynamite." AEW's Tony Khan orchestrated this appearance as a "special gift" to Sting.
The shift has drawn commentary from many within the industry, including Eric Bischoff, who is no stranger to Flair's professional journey. Speaking on his "Strictly Business" podcast, Bischoff, who once helmed WCW where Flair showcased his legendary skills, shared his positive outlook on Flair's latest career move.
Bischoff Praises Flair's Passion
"Professional wrestling is Ric Flair's life. Ric Flair left Richard Fliehr behind a long time ago," Bischoff observed, referring to Flair by his birth name to emphasize the icon's complete embodiment of his ring persona.
"I'm happy for Ric because he loves the business. He loves being around the business. It's not only good for him, but it also promises to benefit AEW." Bischoff expanded on the potential roles Flair could assume within AEW, predicting a mentorship and spokesperson position rather than a return to regular in-ring action.
"Who better to give a rub to up-and-coming talent than Ric Flair?" Bischoff posited, suggesting that Flair's oratory prowess would be his most valuable asset on AEW programming. Moreover, Bischoff underscored the profound knowledge and understanding of wrestling psychology that Flair can impart, which can significantly enhance AEW's narrative depth and storytelling.
His expertise could be instrumental in elevating the brand's overall presentation. This new chapter in Flair's career not only marks a significant addition to AEW's roster but also signals the brand's continued commitment to blending legendary prowess with fresh talent.
Flair's alignment with AEW is a testament to the promotion's growing influence and stature within the wrestling world. As fans and insiders alike watch this development unfold, it's clear that Flair's influence on professional wrestling continues unabated, promising exciting times ahead for viewers of AEW.
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