There have been several reports suggesting that Ric Flair might return to WWE television in a more full-time role at some point soon. The Wrestling Observer is confirming these reports, but also gives some more details behind the situation.
First, Flair is working out and wanting to lose a little weight before returning full time. He's currently at 230 and it's said he wants to get down to 225.
Regarding the role Flair would have on television, there are several rumors/ideas floating around — the first being to pair him back up with The Miz to continue their story from several months ago. However, some are worried that joining those two up again would waste Flair's talent, while others still think The Miz could be a top babyface in the company.
Ric Flair reportedly wants to manage Dolph Ziggler, but it's unclear whether WWE management believes in Ziggler enough to go there, as he hasn't been given much creative help in the past year.
Finally, the idea of Ric Flair managing The Shield has been brought up to play off of his appearance from a few weeks ago on RAW, but that works best if Evolution remains together long enough, and their future is uncertain, at best.
Flair was scheduled to meet with Dr. Joseph Maroon for a full medical work-up this week.