Ric Flair is officially part of the AEW family.
It’s been announced that Ric Flair has signed a new multi-year deal with AEW. The new agreement will see Flair’s Wooooo! Energy became the official energy drink of AEW.
During AEW show dates, select host venues will carry the clean energy drink at concession stands. In addition, the drink will be stocked in the wrestlers’ locker rooms, and will also be seen on the announcers’ desk during live broadcasts
In a new press release to mark the occasion, AEW boss Tony Khan paid tribute to a man he calls one of the greatest of all time.
Last Wednesday, the ‘Nature Boy’ made his epic return to TBS, more than 35 years since the Flair vs. Sting rivalry first began on the Superstation,” said Khan. “It’s truly an honor to welcome the legend himself – and Wooooo! Energy – to AEW.”
“Ric cemented his legacy as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all-time long ago, and now his world-renowned persona and his amazing wrestling mind will be major assets to AEW’s programming and our position globally. Most importantly, it’s fitting that the final chapter of Sting’s iconic career will unfold on TBS with Ric Flair by his side.”
For his part, Flair said he’d never been more excited.
“I’ve been in the wrestling business for over 50 years,” said Flair. “Together with AEW and Wooooo! Energy, I’ve never been more excited, and I’ve never had more energy! When the Nature Boy promises a show, you know how it’s gonna go! Wooooo!”
Ric Flair Made AEW Debut On October 25th
Ric Flair made a surprise appearance on the October 25th episode of Dynamite, where he was unveiled as a gift for Sting. The Icon had announced a week earlier that he plans to retire at AEW Revolution in early 2024.
The Nature Boy has since hinted that the appearance won’t be a one-off.