Ric Flair parted ways with WWE in August 2021 after requesting his release. The WWE Hall of Famer hadn’t appeared on television since that February of that year when his storyline with Lacey Evans came to an abrupt end when she announced she was pregnant with her second child.
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.
Ric Flair To Lace Up His Boots One More Time?
However, speaking on a recent episode of his podcast To Be The Man, Flair appeared to suggest that he would be at the 2023 Royal Rumble in San Antonio, and the 30th anniversary edition of Monday Night Raw just days earlier. The star has now moved to clarify his comments stating that he hasn’t been invited to the Royal Rumble, but will be signing autographs in San Antonio that day, before adding that he is “fine” with WWE asking him to don his gear one more time.
“I’m still looking forward to the 30th anniversary. By the way, of course, social media screwed that up, I have not been invited to the Rumble,” said Flair. “I am going to San Antonio to sign autographs separately, on the day of the Rumble. I was not invited to the Rumble. However if they want me to put my gear on, like at Last Match, that’s fine.”
Flair then went on to joke with co-host Conrad Thompson about getting a new robe and entering the Rumble Match at number 30.
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.
H/t to Wrestling Inc