WWE: How a Ric Flair Return Would Help and Hurt WWE

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WWE: How a Ric Flair Return Would Help and Hurt WWE
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While the legal eagles continue to fight over the details, the rumors of Ric Flair returning to the WWE after several years away continue to swirl.

There has been buzz over the exact role that the "Nature Boy" would play once he finally shows up in Stamford, Conn. Could he return as a Raw or Smackdown general manager? How about a color commentator? A talent mentor?

Or, God forbid, could he return to some in-ring action in an effort to put other Superstars over?

The ideas are unlimited. So is the debate about the effect that a Flair return could have on a company that seems to be looking to past stars to boost slipping ratings. Flair could be good for WWE. Flair could be bad for WWE.

Let's look at some of the positives and the negatives of a Ric Flair return.

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