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Sting To AEW Rumor Killer, Update On Ric Flair’s Contract

Hold the breaks on the rumor that Sting is headed to AEW. Also, Ric Flair has signed a new WWE contract.

Sting To AEW Rumor Killer

It appears as if the rumors of Sting [1] appearing on All Elite Wrestling in the near future are just that, rumors.

According to a report by Pro Wrestling Sheet [2], Sting is no longer under contract with the WWE. However, the hall of farmer could be looking to secure a merchandise contract with the promotion in the near future.

Reports had surfaced that Sting would be the one to present the first-ever AEW TNT title to the winner between Cody Rhodes and Lance Archer. Those two are set to meet at AEW’s Double Or Nothing [3] pay-per-view event scheduled for May 23.

PWInsider [4], though, is reporting that those rumors are false.

Most of the rumors of the falling out between Sting and the WWE when Mattel removed a series of action figures of the wrestler.

The 61-year-old Sting officially retired as a wrestler in 2016, following a WWE title match. Sting challenged Seth Rollins for the belt at Night of Champions, losing in just under 15 minutes.

AEW Double Or Nothing Current Card

Along with Rhodes vs. Archer, who will be accompanied by Jake Roberts [14] to the tournament final, other scheduled matches include MJF vs. Jungle Boy, Darby Allin vs. Colt Cabana vs. Orange Cassidy vs. Rey Fenix vs. one other in a Casino Ladder match for a future AEW title match.

The AEW title will also be on the line as Jon Moxley defends against Brodie Lee.

Update On Ric Flair’s Contract

Ric Flair Reveals Why He Wrestled For TNA after WWE retirement

Despite seeing many faces head out the WWE door, Ric Flair [15] will not be one of them.

Flair has signed a new contract with the promotion, according to a report by Wrestling Inc. [16]

Late in 2019, Flair’s WWE deal was set to expire. However, “The Nature Boy” has since agreed to a new contract that will keep him with the promotion moving forward.

Flair’s most recent appearance came during the special Triple H 25th Anniversary Celebration on SmackDown in April. The relationship between Flair and Triple H has been well-documented over the years.

Ever the salesman, Flair continues to push his own site, posting a recent video of himself working out to stay in shape.

“Why am I working so hard?” Flair said. “Because I’m reaching out for that brass ring. Put me back on Raw. Put me back on SmackDown with all the superstars.

“By the way, available only at RicFlairShop.com. Wooo!”

The 71-year-old Flair is also enjoying life with his fifth wife, Wendy Barlow. The two were married in 2018.

Flair has also been battling some health issues over the years, most of which have come from years of alcohol-related drinking while traveling on the road as a pro wrestler.