Found December 19, 2012 on
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Partial Source: Pwinsider
WWE purposely leaked Flair’s voice (the WOOOOOOO) in the segment before he gave away the Superstar of the Year Slammy. This was done with the hope that the word would get out via social media.
WWE then spaced out Ric Flair’s return on RAW over several segments in an attempt to maximize the rating for those segments.
As previously reported, Flair has not signed a contract with WWE.
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The WWE Universe welcomed Ric Flair the second they saw him strut out on the Slammys during WWE RAW. Unfortunately that welcome may be a bit premature as new reports indicate that Flair only appeared on a one-show deal.
Jim Ross has posted his latest blog online. Check out the highlights:
On the Shield’s TLC match: “The Shield rocked at TLC in the 6 man tag but one cannot forget that they did not perform alone. Kane, who is a future HOF talent, Daniel Bryan, who may be the best all around performer in WWE, and newcomer of the year Ryback obviously added to the equation. Bottom line is that the...
- Here is the latest episode of WWE’s Backstage Fallout from last night’s RAW:
- As seen on last night’s RAW, it appears that Ric Flair is back with WWE for the time being. Flair had reportedly been in talks to be the spokesman for more lotteries. WWE likely wouldn’t want one of their contracted performers doing something like that so it’s possible that those lottery talks...
Partial Source: The Wrestling Observer
– Monday’s RAW saw the return of Ric Flair to WWE, who presented the “Superstar of the Year” Slammy Award and encountered CM Punk, Paul Heyman and The Shield. It has been speculated that with his return to WWE television, he is affiliated with the sports-entertainment organization again. That is not the case as he has not re-signed with...
- Kenny King and King Mo appear to be aligning together for a possible new tag team in TNA. Embedded below is a promo with the duo training at the Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas.- Embedded below is the Christmas episode of “The List” which features Robbie E and Robbie T.- Erc Bischoff commented on Ric Flair’s return to WWE writing on Twitter, Very happy for Ric Flair.
- As seen on Monday’s RAW, Ric Flair made his return to WWE. His return was something that had been scheduled for a few weeks but what his role would be was changed several times. Vince McMahon himself reportedly opened lines of communication with Flair about a month ago. They even discussed doing one angle that would have introduced his daughter, NXT Diva Charlotte.
There is nothing...
Embedded below are several video clips of Ric Flair’s return to WWE on the December 17th episode of Raw.
- John Cena praised The Rock in response to one of Rock’s daily inspirational messages on Twitter, writing, “can’t believe I’m doing this but couldn’t say it better myself.” The Rock’s tweet read, “When you succeed – embrace & enjoy it. When you fail – honor & respect it.”
- Rick Flair commented on his return to WWE on Twitter, writing,”WHAT A GREAT...
- As noted before, the December 17th WWE RAW with The Slammys scored a 2.87 rating with 4.22 million viewers. The 2011 Slammy Awards did almost identical numbers with a 2.84 rating and 4.11 million viewers. In 2011, those numbers were considered really bad but this year they’re considered really good.
In the segment breakdown, Kaitlyn vs. Eve Torres plus the return of The New Age...
- Here is the latest episode of WWE's Backstage Fallout from last night's RAW:
- As seen on last night's RAW, it appears that Ric Flair is back with WWE for the time being. Flair had reportedly been in talks to be the spokesman for more lotteries. WWE likely wouldn't want one of their contracted performers doing something like that so it's possible that those...
- WWE’s website spoke to Ricky Steamboat and Gene Okerlund about returning on last night’s RAW. Steamboat talked about how Ric Flair’s return was a big surprise to everyone backstage.
- WWE.com also spoke to Ric Flair after returning on last night’s RAW. Flair says he was overwhelmed and loves being a part of everything. Flair called WWE the best place and the only place...
Ric Flair returning permanently?:
Although it’s a given that Ric Flair will be back under WWE contract eventually, his appearance last night on Raw was not in an official capacity and he has not signed a deal.
As previously reported, the Hall of Famer cannot return until the TNA/WWE lawsuit wraps up. TNA have alleged that WWE received classified reports about their talent roster...