Hall of Famer Returning to WWE?, Update on Barrett’s Status

Nick Paglino

Ric FlairSource: The Wrestling Observer

Hall of Famer Returning to WWE?

According to a new report, there has been a lot of talk in WWE and TNA recently that Hall of Famer Ric Flair will be back in WWE sometime next year. With WWE's Network set to launch at some point this year, the company wants to use Flair's star power to help launch the network, as Flair is still very over with fans of all ages. The feeling is that since WWE owns the rights to the footage of most of Flair's career, and his TNA contract is set to expire at the end of this year, it's a natural fit for both sides to work together again.

Flair reportedly had a great time visiting with WWE friends over the WrestleMania weekend, and was said to have spoken very highly about Vince McMahon and The Rock. It's worth noting that during a Charlotte interview this week, Flair claimed that his last wrestling match was his retirement match against Shawn Michaels.

Update on Barrett's Status

At this point, injured WWE star Wade Barrett is targeting an August return, and it could potentially be at SummerSlam.

WWE decided to scrap the Money in the Bank Ladder Match from WrestleMania this year as Barrett was set to win the bout, so it is very likely that we could see the Money in the Bank Match at return at SummerSlam instead.

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