Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair’s recent association with AEW has stirred both excitement and controversy. Flair, who made his AEW debut as a gift from Tony Khan to Sting, faced backlash after an alleged promo during a recent AEW Rampage taping.
The controversy arose when fans claimed that Flair invited women in the audience aged 18-28 to meet him in his hotel room, excluding boyfriends or husbands. This sparked negative reactions on social media, prompting Flair to address the situation on his Instagram.
In a message directed to Tony Khan, Flair expressed his exhaustion with the negativity surrounding the situation. He emphasized that he doesn’t need to work for financial reasons and is simply enjoying being by Sting’s side for the next few months. Flair acknowledged his age but asserted his right to enjoy life. Despite appreciating Tony Khan, he stated that he is more than willing to walk away if he is embarrassing Khan and the company, apologizing for any perceived wrongdoing.
Flair’s willingness to step away and his insistence on enjoying life hint at the complexities of his relationship with AEW and the wrestling world in general. Whether he remains with AEW or not, the controversy surrounding his recent promo and his candid response add layers to his ongoing journey in the wrestling landscape.
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