Partial Source: The Torch
Ric Flair has been dealing with some personal issues as of late and has been missing some scheduled WWE appearances as a result. Flair is said to be having some issues involving his wife & son, his gym business and personal finances. Although some people might hate hearing this, Flair’s good friendship with Triple H allows him some extra “flexibility” among WWE management to take care of his personal issues without it making him look bad.
Joey Mercury (known before as Joey Matthews) is said reportedly getting a lot of credit for helping former Tough Enough winner Johnny Nitro progress as quickly as he has in the ring. On the flip side, Nitro is taking credit for helping Mercury develop a strong charisma and energy while he is in the ring as well.