3 Key Points
- Ric Flair gears up for an integral role in AEW as Sting approaches retirement.
- Flair confirms AEW stay beyond Sting’s career finale at AEW Revolution.
- The wrestling icon expresses desire to manage and remain a heel within AEW.
Ric Flair Set for Key AEW Role Amid Sting’s Farewell
The wrestling world has been buzzing with anticipation as two of its legends, Ric Flair and Sting, are set to converge on a storyline leading up to Sting’s retirement at AEW Revolution. The event, poised to take place in Greensboro, North Carolina, will mark the end of an era for “The Icon” Sting. Flair’s presence in AEW over the past two months has been relatively subdued, but that’s expected to change dramatically in the upcoming months.
Flair’s Candid Interview Highlights AEW Plans
In a recent exchange with “The Wrestling Classic,” the “Nature Boy” shared his enthusiasm for the AEW landscape and his commitments beyond his long-time rival’s in-ring departure. “I’ve known Tony for a long time, we’ve been great friends,” Flair stated, referencing AEW President Tony Khan. “And the opportunity just presented itself, probably because of Sting. But I’ll be there a couple of years after Sting is gone too.”
Ric Flair’s AEW Ambitions Beyond Wrestling
Despite his decorated wrestling career, Ric Flair has made it clear he doesn’t intend to compete within the ropes. However, his passion for professional wrestling endures. “I’d like to manage my son-in-law. Obviously, I want to be a heel again somewhere,” Flair mentioned, hinting at future on-screen roles he’s eying in AEW. His appreciation for the organization’s talent pool was evident as he drew parallels between AEW’s roster and that of WWE’s.
AEW’s Roster Impresses the Wrestling Legend
“My health is good, I can get into the ring. Not to wrestle, let’s clarify that…I just really enjoy it. Tony’s a great guy, and it’s a great atmosphere,” Flair enthusiastically recounted. He acknowledged the rising tide of WWE talent that has recently joined AEW, complementing the company’s vibrant and growing roster. Flair’s connection with the athletes in AEW points to exciting developments for wrestling fans as AEW continues to strengthen its competitive edge.
As the countdown to Sting’s swan song commences, fans eagerly await the creative twist Ric Flair will bring to All Elite Wrestling. His pledge to remain an influential presence within the company ensures the Flair legacy will continue to shape the industry well beyond the upcoming landmark event.