Partial Source: Pwinsider.com
As noted earlier here on the website, WWE has applied for a trademark for “Ric Flair” for “entertainment services, namely wrestling exhibitions and performances by a professional wrestler and entertainer rendered live and through broadcast media namely, television and radio, and via the internet or commercial online service.”
The assumption is that the company has plans to use him on television on a regular or semi-regular basis. There was word that Flair had signed a new WWE deal but there was not positive confirmation to that effect. This would seem to back up this report.