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Reason Behind Ric Flair Being Brought Back To WWE Programming


• ON THIS DAY IN WRESTLING HISTORY (June 22, 1985) – Mid-South TV

On this day in Pro Wrestling history on June 22, 1985, Bill Watts’ Mid-South Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV Show.

The show featured pre-taped matches and interviews including several Mid-South Superstars.

Here’s the card:

– Kareem Muhammad vs. Terry Daniels

– Dick Murdoch vs. Karl Stiles

– Nord the Barbarian (The Berzerker) & Jake Roberts vs. Wendell Cooley & Frankie Lane

– The Snowman vs. Randy Beason

– Mark Ragin & Brickhouse Brown vs. Tom Prichard & Pat Rose

– Brad Armstrong vs. Dutch Mantell

– The Fantastics vs. The Dirty White Boys

• Reason Behind Ric Flair Being Brought Back To WWE Programming

According to The Dirty Sheets patreon page, WWE has a new edict to get more managers on their TV programs.

This is why RAW Executive Director Bruce Prichard, who is a good friend of Ric Flair, brought back Flair to pair him up with Charlotte Flair.

However, the plan was later nixed when Vince McMahon decided they have done a good job in distinguishing Charlotte as a standalone star.

This led to Flair being used in the Randy Orton / Christian angle last week and word going on is that Flair will now be paired with Orton on TV.

While Orton doesn’t need a manager, WWE is trying to help Flair pay off his ‘excessive outgoings’ (alimony…). WWE already pays Flair a downside guarantee on his Legends deal, but Flair is going to get paid a lot more now that he’s back on TV.

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