Ric Flair Calls For The Elite To Sign With WWE
WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has suggested that Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks should look outside of AEW for their next move and join WWE.
The Elite along with Cody Rhodes were instrumental in the formation of AEW in early 2019 with Tony Khan. Rhodes, Kenny Omega, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson were named EVPs in the company, with the promotion being rocked in early 2022 when Cody Rhodes chose to walk away and rejoin WWE.
Speaking on his To Be The Man podcast, Ric Flair suggested that WWE should sign The Elite trio of The Young Bucks and Kenny Omega and said AEW needs to move on from CM Punk as well:
“I hope they do. But if I’m Tony Khan, I got a guy in talent relations saying shut the f*ck up. Really? You think Vince would tolerate [this]? No. I think Tony is becoming so enamoured with the product, like I said to you the other day, and he’s also very enamoured so personally attached to the product, as he is with the football as well. He is not looking at what’s going on? Why are they still talking about CM Punk?”
Kenny Omega has reportedly had nine months added on to his AEW contract due to time missed because of injury while it is believed The Young Bucks’ current deals will expire towards the end of 2023.