Ric Flair signs new contract with WWE

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"The Nature Boy" is back home, and probably for good.

It sure does pay to be a former running buddy/good friend of Triple H these days, huh?

According to the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Ric Flair has signed a new contract with WWE, one that allows him to do business outside of the company but under special conditions:

Flair has signed a new contract with WWE. All his appearances and business deals have to be cleared by the office, which means he's not going to be able to take some things he's gotten in the past, and companies that don't like having to deal with WWE aren't going to be happy. He can be booked apart from WWE, but in every deal they insist on a clause that if WWE calls and needs him for anything (such as recently when he had a gig at an auto race in Georgia and got pulled by WWE at the last minute), then everything is off. That makes booking him risky, because it's a high dollar deal, $10,000 or more for an appearance, plus advertising, trans, hotels, and within the contract it can be pulled at the last minute by WWE.

What's so amazing about this is Flair's behavior back at the SummerSlam 2K14 Symposium was such that WWE officials were furious and pulled him from planned appearances the rest of that weekend. In addition, Jim Ross, the host of the event, was pushed out the door due to his inability to keep Flair under control.

Meanwhile, the folks at 2K, who were promoting the event, thought the entire thing was wildly entertaining.

That was almost a full six months ago and Flair has now signed a new contract with WWE and Ross is still gone from the company. Life just isn't fair sometimes, folks.

Either way, Ross seems to be doing rather well for himself -- he's working with Fox Sports and Podcast One, along with his speaking tour -- and Flair gets to pop in on WWE television from time to time. So, really, this may have ended up being a win for everyone.

Right?

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