Not sure if I discussed this here. I sure have somewhere.
Yeah, Ric is Tony’s favourite wrestler. He used to go with Tony Flair in forums in the past. Ric has befriended Tony a while ago and it seemed certain he was gonna join AEW when he left WWE but then that DSOTR episode dropped and then some other events followed that got him heat.
Ric is certainly looking for a payday so you have to wonder if that makes Tony sceptical but I don’t think he gives a shit. As you say, it’s more of a when than if.
I personally wonder if we see Jim Cornette on AEW TV. He’s another one of Jim’s favourites but 90% of that locker room has beef with Corny.