In the ever-dynamic world of professional wrestling, where legends such as Ric Flair built their fame, an unexpected twist has recently emerged. Ric Flair, a two-time WWE Hall of Famer and a highly influential figure in this industry, has expressed his doubts about making a WWE return in the near future.
He might be popularly known as ‘The Nature Boy’, with a larger than life personality always in the spotlight, but Ric Flair is much more than just an iconic wrestler. He’s a sharp businessman, always on the lookout for lucrative markets. From ventures like his own brand of energy drinks even outperforming Logan Paul’s line, to exploring opportunities in the marijuana industry, Flair’s business acumen is as formidable as his wrestling skills.
Despite the fan’s growing anticipation, his return to WWE appears to be clouded by contractual restrictions. A binding contract from WWE has raised concerns over the future of his other business ventures. In a revealing conversation with Chris Van Vliet, Flair unpacked his predicament.
The contract’s stringent terms would entail him giving up 50% of the sales from his other ventures to WWE, should he decide to return. “They’re gonna give you the TV time and help give you the opportunity for yourself to become a star if you have that star quality, then they deserve to get a part of the money,” admitted The Nature Boy. Though the arrangement sounds reasonable from a business standpoint, for Flair, it poses a significant limitation to his existing businesses and potential ventures.
While he acknowledged the fairness of the deal, accepting it and putting his other ventures at risk doesn’t seem plausible for Flair, at least for now. As a result, it seems that his return might be pushed further into the future or may not happen at all.
Fans have already started expressing their disappointment over his absence from WWE, but this contractual impasse could mean that they’ll have to wait longer or perhaps even bid farewell to seeing Ric Flair in the WWE ring anymore. Are you among the fans eager for The Nature Boy’s return, or do you support his strategic business reticence?