Ric Flair’s WWE exile appears to be coming to an end. According to the man himself he will be in attendance at a couple of huge events in early 2023.
The 16-time World Champion hasn’t appeared with WWE since February 2021. At the time he was involved in an angle where he managed Lacey Evans in her feud against his daughter Charlotte Flair. However, the storyline came to an abrupt end following the news that Evans was expecting her second child. While Flair initially remained with the company he requested his release in August and it was eventually granted.
Ric Flair Heading Back To WWE
At the time it was reported that Flair’s decision to leave was as a result of dissatisfaction over creative, and in particular the storyline involving Evans. Since leaving the company Flair has occasionally crossed words with the sports entertainment giant, namely when he was removed from the “Then. Now. Forever” signature open. The two-time WWE Hall of Famer was taken out of the video package following allegations of sexual misconduct which came during an episode of Dark Side of the Ring.
During a recent episode of his podcast, To Be The Man, Ric Flair has now claimed that he will be at the 2023 Royal Rumble in San Antonio, Texas, and the special 30th anniversary edition of Monday Night Raw on January 23rd.
Ric Flair is set to be the subject of a new documentary from WWE and Peacock. While a release date for the project is yet to be confirmed, Flair has been talking up the new film, promising fans a more in depth look at his life and career than ever before.
The Royal Rumble is set to return to the Alamodome for the first time since 2017 on January 28th 2023. Despite the event still being months away, WWE recently revealed that it has already broken the record for the largest gate in it’s history.