After a few weeks of speculation it appears that Ric Flair is indeed set for a return to WWE television. PWInsider is reporting that Naitch will be at Raw this coming Monday, but there’s no word yet on what he’ll be doing.
Firstly, you have to think that this will be a true TV appearance and not just him spending time on the Raw pre and post shows.
Secondly, you have to believe that he’ll enter the Evolution storyline that’s currently going on. Ever since the famous stable reunited a couple weeks back, rumors have been scattered over the internet about Flair’s return. After all, he is the fourth and last original member of the group to not get involved.
But what will he do upon his return?
If he doesn’t get involved in the Shield/Evolution feud it would be incredibly shocking. The safe bet is that he’ll cut some sort of face promo on his former group and put over The Shield. No one really wants to see a heel Nature Boy at this point in his career, nor does it really make sense for him to come back and bury Roman Reigns and company.
It wouldn’t be out of the question to see him join forces with Evolution again, maybe as a manger, but it’s not the most likely thing to happen. Either way, no matter what goes down, having Flair involved in the Evo angle long-term would be a good thing.
We’ll all know a lot more once Monday is in the books, but at least we get to see one of the greatest of all time on real TV again.