Ric Flair to Become AEW Superstar Once WWE Non-Compete Ends

Published 08/14/2021, 2:53 PM EDT


Recently WWE released one of its biggest icons and legend, Ric Flair. Flair reportedly was the one who requested a release from the company. The Nature Boy’s exit has paved the way for multiple rumors suggesting that he could end up in a rival brand to WWE. Ric Flair has been one of the longest-serving Superstar to the WWE. Now his daughter, Charlotte Flair, is carrying his legacy to become one of the greatest of all time.

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Ric Flair expected to sign for AEW 

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This was coming for a long time! Recent reports from Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter suggest that the 16-time WWE Champion could well be on his way to AEW. Tony Khan’s new wrestling brand is creating huge momentum these days, and the current tide is very much favoring them. Dave also pointed out that Ric will only consider signing for AEW or other wrestling brands whenever he can legally battle.

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This relates to the 90 days non-compete clause that WWE adds to every superstar that the company has released. Wrestlers usually follow the 90 days non-compete clause so that they don’t disappoint WWE. A switch to AEW seems likely for Ric as his future son-in-law Andrade is currently working at AEW. Tony Khan has also been a huge fan of the Nature Boy and wanted him to unveil the AEW World title back in 2019. But Tony’s attempts ended in vain, as Flair couldn’t attend the function because of health issues.

Flair was unhappy with the booking of his daughter, Charlotte Flair

As per reports, the major reason behind Flair’s request to end his stay at WWE was the storyline with Lacey Evans. Ric Flair openly stated that he was unhappy with the Lacy Evans romance as he and his daughter felt it was lame writing. Since then, WWE has poorly booked Charlotte, especially during the pandemic. This infuriated the Nature Boy as he ended his recent stay with WWE.

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If the Nature Boy ends up in AEW, they will gaine one of the biggest icons of wrestling. Ric’s experience in wrestling and knowledge will be a tremendous boost to every superstar in the locker room. AEW has constantly been signing Ex-WWE Stars from WWE, and fans aren’t much impressed with this strategy of AEW stating that the company could forget their core players.

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Shijas Muhammed

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Shijas Muhammed is a WWE and Tennis Author at EssentiallySports. Making his way into the final stage of his bachelor's degree, Shijas has been a lifelong WWE fan. He was captivated by the Attitude Era of WWE because of its star-studded locker room.

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