Ric Flair attending WWE HOF, Jim Ross calling matches
Current TNA and former WWE star, Ric Flair, is in Atlanta to attend the WWE Hall of Fame, according to Jim Ross’ Twitter page.
"Good seeing wwe hof'ers Harley Race & Ric Flair telling stories in hotel bar. Naitch says he's going to see HBK be inducted Sat nite."
Michaels faced Flair at Wrestlemania 24 in 2008. The stipulation was if Flair lost he would retire from professional wrestling. Obviously that didn’t last too long as Flair is now a member of TNA and has stepped back into the ring, although he is not very active.
Michaels lost to The Undertaker last year at ‘Mania under the same stipulation as Wrestlemania 24. HBK will be inducted into the Hall of Fame this Saturday. It will be interesting if Flair is sitting in the audience and if so, will the WWE show him when they air this Hall of Fame telecast on Monday night before Raw? Indeed Flair is a legend and on good terms with many at the WWE, but he's a member of TNA.
I have read various reports that Triple H will induct Michaels into the Hall of Fame, which is no surprise to anyone. I have not seen any official word from the WWE on this or on WWE.com. I would have liked to see The Undertaker break character and do the honors, but the WWE likes to protect The Deadman character. Plus, with the current storyline these three men are involved in, it seems the timing is off for Taker to do this.
Speaking of Good ole JR, he told fans at Wrestlemania Axxcess on Friday that he will be calling some matches on Sunday, according to wrestlinginc.com. I would imagine he would be introduced right before the Michael Cole-Jerry Lawler match and would stick around for the rest of the show. There’s a good chance Lawler and Cole won’t call any of the action following their match. Leaving Josh Matthews, Booker T and Matt Striker to call the rest of the show could be a mistake as each man has very little experience calling a huge show like this.