AEW Superstar Orange Cassidy Makes WWE Legend Ric Flair Cool Like Him

Published 09/03/2021, 2:20 AM EDT
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 04: Ric Flair attends WWE 20th Anniversary Celebration Marking Premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at Staples Center on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)


Ric Flair left the in-ring competition years ago. But that doesn’t stop the ‘Nature Boy’ to stop being relevant. Being an old-school wrestler, Flair is still very much relevant to the professional wrestling business, and he knows it.

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Flair was spotted rocking the same look as the AEW Superstar, Orange Cassidy. Now, we know that Flair was let go of WWE last month upon his request he wanted to explore his pending projects. Seeing him with an AEW superstar seems interesting for some wrestling fans.

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Ric Flair makes another step towards AEW debut

Orange Cassidy uploaded a video on his Instagram handle where he offered his shades to Flair, which he happily wears. Could this be a hint of AEW signing Flair?

Well, considering the fact that he’s namedropped Tony Khan and appeared in two different promotions since his release, an AEW debut definitely seems to be on the card.

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During a recent appearance on Oral Sessions with Renee Paquette, the ‘Nature Boy’ revealed he had multiple projects pending when he was in WWE. Hence, these pending projects made him want to ask for his release.

“What happened was, I had a bunch of pending opportunities. I had a bunch of things that I was doing currently at the time that I signed my contract. They allowed those. These are big things. I got to keep Cameo. A couple of deals kept coming along, and I got to the point that I was asking them, I was probably exhausting them asking to let me do them. Of course, the answer was, ‘You can do them, maybe,” Flair said.

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With Andrade (Flair’s son-in-law) already working in Tony Khan’s promotion, it makes sense for ‘The Nature Boy’ to join him in AEW and breathe new life into his character.

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Prithvi Mishra

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Prithvi Mishra is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports. Having started his career as a UFC writer, Prithvi has nearly 2 years worth of experience in covering combat sports. Eventually, Prithvi decided to write for his passion and first love- pro wrestling.

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