The Nature Boy Ric Flair is coming back to the WWE. That’s the headline after Flair himself broke the news on Twitter that the 16-time world champion and wrestling icon had signed a new contract with the WWE.
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) May 21, 2020
Flair tweeted a picture of his new contract along with a simple celebratory “Limousine Riding, Jet Flying, Styling And Profiling…Then, Now, Forever With @WWE” and, obviously, his customary “WOOOO!”
This ensures Flair will be a part of WWE storylines for the foreseeable future, although it’s a step too fanciful to expect to see the 71-year-old Flair in the ring in a wrestling capacity. Flair’s last actual match took place almost a decade ago.
Still, it’s a sign the WWE is leaning into the nostalgia that most wrestling fans seem to crave, the nostalgia that kept most wrestlers in the game much longer than they probably should’ve (looking at you, Undertaker). Flair is one of the most iconic and beloved wrestlers of all-time.
When it comes to ring action, the Flair legacy continues to live on through Ric’s daughter Charlotte, one of the WWE’s top female wrestlers (she’s a 10-time world champ), and the Nature Boy has been involved in some of her storylines. It’s also fun to see him acting like a proud dad on social media.
Okay, If You Insist… Gymnastics State Finalist, 4x National Cheerleading Championship (MVP), 2x State Champion Volleyball (MVP And Player Of The Year), 38 D1 Scholarship Offers From Annapolis To Michigan State, College Degree, North Carolina State! WOOOOO! @MsCharlotteWWE pic.twitter.com/GrlgrmD3Ar
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) May 16, 2020
And to celebrate the news, relive some of Flair’s best outbursts.