Major Flair Return Storyline Plans, 2008 HOF, Divas

Ryan Clark

— Ric Flair is said to be happy about his current return storyline. Steve Austin suggested a storyline to WWE and Ric where they would do an angle where Flair would do a high profile match where he would win or retire from WWE. Flair would then go on to defeat numerous guys leading to WrestleMania. There was concern with that though as they didn’t want to squash the younger talent with the 58 year old Flair winning time and time again. Flair could even be in for one more title run with a match at ‘Mania if this angle goes well. They are really just going to depend on how the crowd reacts to the angle. We’ll see how they do it as he returns this week on RAW. Expect a huge pop for Flair in Charlotte and a return promo.

— Management is very interested to see the kind of reaction Y2J gets on RAW this week. There were people within the company who thought the return was good and others who were not thrilled with it. It all depends on who you talked to. It seems like some within WWE still want Jericho to fail.

— Mae Young and Ric Flair are being considered for the 2008 Hall of Fame. They won’t really start thinking about who to induct until January or February. Ricky Steamboat could also be a candidate next year.

— As noted last week here on the site, Vince McMahon made the call to downplay the sexiness of the divas again. We’ll see how long it will last.

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