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Report: Ric Flair set for WWE Raw tonight in Pittsburgh

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According to a report from PW Insider, Ric Flair is now set to appear on tonight's episode of Monday Night Raw at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

It's not clear exactly what he'll be there for.

The obvious explanation is WWE will use him to advance the ongoing issue between his daughter, Divas Champion Charlotte, and Paige. The timing is interesting given the fact that it was just two weeks ago that the promotion used Flair's son, Reid, who died of a drug overdose in 2013, in an angle to build to a title match at Survivor Series. It caused a great deal of controversy, including Ric himself commenting on the matter on his podcast and admitting he cried while watching and wasn't consulted beforehand.

After the backlash, WWE scrubbed the angle from history. That Ric is coming back now would seem to draw attention to that fact, unless the plan is to bring it back into the story.

Stay tuned.