Source: Wrestling Observer Newsletter

– The Ric Flair retirement angle has been changed from what was laid out several months ago. The original angle which was devised by Steve Austin called for Flair to wrestle and win on all three WWE brands. WWE began the angle at RAW in Charlotte a couple of weeks ago but for reasons unknown got cold feet and pulled Flair from scheduled television appearances last week. At one point the idea was for Flair to win all the way up to WrestleMania and get a title shot. There was even talk of Flair winning the title at WrestleMania and having a short title reign. Those plans appear to have been scrapped, however, Flair’s retirement angle will continue in some capacity leading up to WrestleMania. It is unknown if the angle will remain exclusive to RAW or if they will go with the original plan of him working on all three brands. It was made clear last night on RAW that the “Flair must retire if he loses” stipulation will be limited to singles competition only.

– recently listed former WWE Champion John Cena as the number 7 most wanted celebrity in the United States.

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