Ric Flair Possibly Returning to WWE Next Monday on Raw

Justin LaBarFeatured ColumnistOctober 24, 2012

CONCORD, NC - JANUARY 20:  Former American Professional Wrestler Ric Flair performs his famous yell 'Wooooo!', for the media during the NASCAR Sprint Media Tour hosted by Charlotte Motor Speedway, held at the Embassy Suites, on January 20, 2010 in Concord, North Carolina.  (Photo by Jason Smith/Getty Images)
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To be the man, you gotta return to the top company.

A report from PWInsider.com courtesy of WrestlingInc.com says,

People close to Ric Flair are saying that he will be returning to WWE at the October 29th RAW from Charlotte, North Carolina. The belief is that he will be getting involved in the storyline with AJ Lee, Vickie Guerrero and John Cena.


The Nature Boy returns to be immediately involved in a storyline centered around alleged scandal, the company's top star, the hottest/youngest of the company's females and a struggle for power.

It all sounds about right.

Flair can return to WWE, but shouldn't wrestle. His talents can be used in every other capacity but an opponent for someone else.

The best talent Ric Flair has is being Ric Flair. The name sums up an attitude and lifestyle.

He can be involved in soap opera shenanigans and make it work. He can be paired with an up-and-coming star like a Dolph Ziggler and it can help that star. He can be on commentary.

(Well, Flair on commentary might take away from the match—not on purpose, but when Ric Flair speaks, he is the center of attention.)

WWE needs a shot in the arm. They just had the worst ratings showing in 15 years. They were up against a lot of competition, but still, a big name legend returning would only help.

As of now, it's all a rumor but certainly adds suspense to Monday's Raw.

Is AJ Lee tall enough to ride space mountain? WOOOOOO!