In Thursday's installment of Ask WNW, I was asked about Ric Flair's endorsement of The Shield, so I thought I would provide a further update.
We're told Vince McMahon flat out doesn't want Flair on television. According to a source that spoke to me under the condition of anonymity, Vince still doesn't trust Flair with a live mic or his ability to stay out of some sort of public scandal.
Triple H on the other hand wants Flair back and on television regularly. While some may assume Vince will get his way, that's not the case. Vince is said to be leaving up to Hunter even though he is strongly against it.
Our source reports that Vince is trying to give Hunter enough freedom to make his own mistakes and learn from them. He feels that Flair will ultimately prove him right and Triple H will realize the reason Vince was against it after all.
Meanwhile in the midst of contention, the creative team has had no way of knowing how to fit Flair into the Evolution vs. Shield program, hence the odd moment where Flair endorsed The Shield much to everyone's surprise.