This is not really surprising.
Ric Flair's is a name released on WWE's tribute to the late Gene Okerlund on Raw this upcoming Monday (Jan. 7). Many who are unhappy Hulk Hogan what the first name announced in connection with the company honoring the Hall of Fame interviewer even suggested the Nature Boy would be a better alternative.
While I'm not thrilled with Hogan's return, I think the only person is arguably more associated with Mean Gene is no longer with us (Randy Savage). So Ric is definitely someone I'd like to talk about Okerlund, in my mind he's not as linked to the Hulkster.
Regardless of your opinion, though, the good news is that, according to PWInsider, Flair wants to be in Orlando for the show on Monday night. Naitch wants to be on Raw but there's not really another angle to use him in Okerlund memorial.
Although … he could rep his daughter Horsepeople business with the Raw Women's champ while he's there …
Excited to hopefully see the Nature's Boy on Raw in a couple days? What do you see him getting up to while he's there?