Ric Flair has proposed an interesting way for AEW to boost ratings on their television show, and it only requires him, CM Punk, and two microphones.
Flair has long been known as a master of the microphone during his legendary career, which has seen The Nature Boy inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame twice. CM Punk is no shrinking violet with a microphone in his hand, either, and when he made his highly anticipated AEW debut, he popped a massive rating for the second-ever AEW Rampage.
Since then, the ratings for AEW’s Friday night offering have somewhat stagnated, but Ric Flair believes he knows how to fix that for at least one week.
Flair used social media to make his suggestion to CM Punk and the rest of the world:
“Never Forget This Moment… We Can Make History Again Brother! If You Want A Rating, Let Us Talk For 10 Minutes!”
— Ric Flair® (@RicFlairNatrBoy) November 20, 2021
The message accompanied a photograph of Flair and Punk together in WWE when the two icons teamed up on an edition of ECW in 2008.
In a later message, Flair explained his statement, stating that he was not looking for a job with AEW:
“Just Having Fun And Sharing Memories Does Not Imply I’m Looking For A Job! I Left One Great Company & It Wasn’t Because Of @VinceMcMahon! And I’m Not Going To Work For Another Great One, And It’s Not Because Of @TonyKhan! It’s As Simple As That.”
Ric Flair has been a divisive figure since an episode of Dark Side Of The Ring centred on the infamous ‘Plane Ride From Hell.’ During the episode, a flight attendant on board that day accused Flair of sexually assaulting her, but Flair has strongly denied these claims.