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Ric Flair Looking To Return To WWE, Big Mistake On Raw Destroys Logic, Finish To Punk vs. Bryan, WWE Not Acknowledging The Past

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What's the latest update on Ric Flair?

Yesterday morning I reported exclusively here on Premium that Ric Flair has been trying to negotiate his release from his TNA contract in order to return to WWE. The word is that Triple H would like to hire him in a role within their developmental system. Flair is looking for a way to get back to WWE so he can keep a closer eye on his daughter Ashley that is nearing a developmental contract with the company. I know there are other reports out there that suggest Flair is basically getting fired from TNA because of behavioral issues but these reports are unfounded. TNA knew what they were getting with Flair and were willing to put up with his antics in order to use him for his name recognition. I wouldn't be surprised if TNA put the story out there in order to try and save face from losing Flair to WWE.

If WWE re-signed Big Show on Saturday then shouldn't both he and John Laurinaitis both be "fired" given the stipulation to John Cena vs. Laurinaitis at Over the Limit?

WWE made a big mistake on last night's Raw Supershow when Laurinaitis announced that he re-signed Big Show on Saturday and gave him a huge bonus. WWE tried to correct by clarifying on commentary that Show had agreed in principle on Saturday, however, that made no sense given the fact Show was attacking Laurinaitis at the pay-per-view until Laurinaitis whispered something in his ear. I haven't heard if Johnny miss-spoke or if he was scripted to say that but it was clearly a monumental error that was made on live television.

It seems the finish to CM Punk and Daniel Bryan at WWE Over the Limit didn't go off as it should. I would assume the plan was to have Punk tap as soon as the hand was going down for the 3 not after. Do you think this was a botch spot? Seems like it would make sense to tap before the three in order for Bryan getting a rematch to make sense

The finish to CM Punk vs. Daniel Bryan was a planned spot. WWE wanted to make it look like Bryan actually won the match to keep the feud going. We could be in for a treat as the match is on the booking sheets for live events throughout the summer so Sunday's stellar match at Over the Limit could be the start of a very memorable program.

Why does WWE try to act like Abraham Washington, Skip Sheffield, and A-Train never existed before now? They say Ryback and Tensai were in WWE before but why not actually talk about what they've done? Makes WWE seem very unrealistic.

Your question actually contradicts itself as it claims WWE acts like these workers don't exist then mentions the company has acknowledged their past. At any rate WWE doesn't want to harp on how these workers used to be used because they have undergone gimmick makeovers (extreme ones when looking at Ryback and Tensai) where there are bigger plans for them. Ryback was basically an extra in the Nexus, playing second-fiddle to people like Wade Barrett and Daniel Bryan. WWE is trying to push him as the next Goldberg. The company has been focused on a main event run for Tensai although it hasn't been going very well, they didn't want to highlight him as the guy that needed to shave his back.

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