Ric Flair has never been shy about giving bold opinions, and he’s started 2023 in the same vein.
Back on February 17th, it was reported that WWE is looking to land a major free agent. While at first glance this seemed to back up reports that the company is looking to sign Jay White, it was noted this was separate from any interest in Switchblade.
This naturally sparked online chaos over who WWE could be chasing. One name that cropped up was Kenny Omega. The former AEW World Champion’s deal with All Elite Wrestling was due to expire in January, meaning that at least in theory, he would be a free agent and able to move to WWE. Cody Rhodes famously worked without a contract with AEW just prior to leaving to make his WWE return.
Speaking on a recent episode of his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair has now called on not only Omega, but also the Young Bucks to make the move.
“I hope they do. But if I’m Tony Khan, I got a guy in talent relations saying shut the f*ck up. Really? You think Vince would tolerate [this]? No. I think Tony is becoming so enamoured with the product, like I said to you the other day, and he’s also very enamoured so personally attached to the product, as he is with the football as well. He is not looking at what’s going on? Why are they still talking about CM Punk?”
It has been reported that time has been added to Omega’s AEW contract due to the nine months he missed due to injury, although the amount of time added is unclear. The same report also revealed that the Young Bucks’ contracts will be up at the end of 2023. The Young Bucks were most recently in action on the February 24th episode of AEW Dynamite where they defetaed Aussie Open.
Ric Flair Claims Someone Else Needs To Book AEW Shows
The WWE Halll of Famer also recently suggested that it’s time for someone else to take over booking AEW. Flair claimed that Tony Khan may need to split the workload due to his involvment with NFL franchise the Jacksonville Jaguars and Engligh Premier Leage football team Fulham.
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