The “Nature Boy” Ric Flair recently signed a new deal with WWE, officially put pen to paper last week.
Speaking with Wrestling Inc, Flair revealed a conversation he had with AEW founder Tony Khan.
“Tony [Khan] told me that he wouldn’t even ask me to come to work there because he knows how tight I am with [WWE].” Flair stated. “Our friendship is one thing but he respects my loyalty to the company.”
He also revealed that Tony Khan would not attempt to sign Charlotte Flair, due to her family’s loyalty to the WWE.
“That’s how much respect [Khan] has for me and my relationship with the company which speaks volumes to what kind of guy Tony is. The same would apply to my daughter and WWE.”
Flair’s WWE contract expired at the end of 2019, but due to the current health crisis, him signing a new deal with the company was pushed back.
“I just think the coronavirus slowed down the actual, official signing. Everybody went to work on figuring out on their end what to do as it’s a lot to deal with especially in wrestling as it’s not a seasonal sport and is year-round. Just figuring your way around that has been an act of genius in itself.”
Ric Flair showed up his new contract on Twitter earlier this week.
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) May 21, 2020
Special thanks to Wrestling Inc for the quotes used in this article.