Backstage News On RVD & Ric Flair’s WWE Futures

Ryan Clark August 28, 2014 1

Backstage News On RVD & Ric Flair’s WWE Futures


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Source: The Wrestling Observer Newsletter

— As we noted on Tuesday, Rob Van Dam’s current run with WWE was wrapped up at the television tapings in Ontario, California on Tuesday night. RVD’s final match of this run, which was against Seth Rollins, will air on Friday’s edition of WWE SmackDown.

Van Dam’s deal with WWE calls for him to work 90-day intervals, however he ended up working a little bit more than that during this run.

— As you may have well noticed, Ric Flair hasn’t shown up on WWE TV as a regular character yet. It was widely reported that Flair had passed his physicals and would be reappearing on TV as a regular character, possibly managing The Miz. However, The Miz plans are off the table for some unknown reason and Flair hasn’t been brought back because–say it with me, folks–creative has nothing for him. Seriously …. nothing for RIC FLAIR of all people?! Sigh …

There were some rumors floating around some other sites that Flair’s appearance on RAW in Richmond, Virginia several weeks ago may have had something to do with it; Flair did an interview segment with Renee Young and hit on her. Due to Flair’s well-known incident at the WWE 2K14 roster reveal Q&A, it has been reported that he’s not allowed to go off script. However, everything said there was scripted, with the only ad lib he did being when he told fans to “ask your mothers and fathers” in reference to his past in Richmond. Of course, Flair recently appeared on RAW with Hulk Hogan and Shawn Michaels so all is good on that end.

So yeah, it’s simply a matter of WWE creative having not come up with anything for him.

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  1. Gary Mcbain August 28, 2014 at 5:28 pm - Reply

    im glad that “creative has nothing for him” because he is a beyond useless beyond washed up embarrassment. I don’t care how good he was in the 80’s. just f##k off already

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