Woooo! If you believed the WWE and Ric Flair partnership was over, you were mistaken! Ric Flair and WWE announced today via social media that they will collaborate with film author, creator, and director Tom Rinaldi to develop a two-hour documentary about the 16-time World Heavyweight Champion’s never-before-revealed history. Rinaldi has collaborated with ESPN on several notable short films, including 2019’s The Return and 2016’s Jacob Jarvis: Why It Matters.
Flair lost his first retirement match while still active in WWE, to WWE Hall of Famer Shawn Michaels at WrestleMania 24 in 2008. Flair’s WWE contract expired in August 2009 due to dissatisfaction with creative decisions, and he continued to work with TNA/Impact Wrestling. His last recorded match was a loss to Sting on Impact on September 15, 2011. In that fight, Flair survived an arm injury that was eventually edited out.
After 2012, he would make sporadic appearances with the WWE, with his most latest storyline taking place in January 2021. After that that year, on August 3, ‘Naitch and the WWE severed their working relationship once more. WWE issued a brief note at the time of launch, composing, “We have reached an agreement on Ric Flair’s release as of today.” In an interview, Ric stated that the reason was because he wanted to pursue business opportunities that WWE was preventing him from doing.
Ric Flair’s Return
Later that month, he would appear with NWA and AAA at their Triplemania XXIX event. The Nature Boy’s final match is set for July 31, 2022 at Jim Crockett Promotions’ Starrcast event in Nashville, TN. The night before, there’ll be a Ric Flair Roast, which will feature several people tormenting Ric Flair about various moments in his professional life, followed by Flair dishing the insults right back.
WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is reportedly planning a comeback. According to Dave Meltzer, the Nature Boy, who turned 73 in February, is training to wrestle again for the first time since 2011. There’s no word on when or where Flair will return to the ring, or who he’ll be working with, but on April 18, Flair posted video of an in-ring training session with AEW star Jay Lethal.