While not officially advertised, Ric Flair is expected to be on Raw tonight. He’s doing a short-term program for a number of reasons. He’s obviously been texting them wanting to come back and he does want to wrestle (reaction is mixed on that account, essentially it’s up to Vince but last night’s angle would seem to indicate he’ll probably do something at the next PPV), and they believe the Raw ratings are down because of the lack of star power, and Flair has historically been a ratings draw.
The Flair/Batista angle is meant as sort of a filler program because they want to keep HHH out several more weeks.
Flair has been keeping busy, working an indie show on Friday night in Lincolnton, NC and on Saturday night was at the NASCAR All-Star race as a celebrity guest of Coca Cola. The crowd and the announcers were doing the “Wooo” when they showed him doing it.