Ric Flair Names The Three WWE Superstars He'd Like To see Break His World Title Record
Who could finally beat Flair's record?
Wrestling legend Ric Flair has said he would be happy to see any of daughter Charlotte Flair, Randy Orton or John Cena be the one to finally best his 16 World Championships record.
Flair is recognised as having 16 World Title reigns to his name, a record that was tied by John Cena in January 2017. Former Evolution teammate Randy Orton has 14 World Championship runs under his belt while Charlotte - real name Ashley - has claimed either the Raw or Smackdown Women's Championship on nine occasions during her WWE career.
The 72-year-old said he would love to see his daughter be the one to finally beat his record but would be happy for either Orton or Cena to also take the accolade.
Speaking to Wrestling Inc, Flair said: "I think every record’s meant to be broken, number one. To be honest with you, I would like to see my daughter break it. Randy Orton has expressed the sentiment to me too. Who knows? It’s funny because I would love to see Randy break it. John, I certainly wouldn’t be opposed to John breaking it, but I think the person that breaks it needs to be a full-time performer, just because I think it’s better for the company, not that it matters who the individual is.
"I got all 16 of them in 20 years. It’s hard to imagine, but I can see John, Randy or Charlotte doing it. I will say to her sometimes there are so many big matches for her. There’s another huge match with her and Sasha [Banks], another huge match with her and Bianca Belair [and] another huge match with her and Rhea Ripley if they have the time. They certainly have the chemistry if they have the opportunity to build those. That’s just to name a couple. Ashley will be the best at this as long as she wants to be, health being a big factor.
"You need to be able to stay in good health and stay in great shape. She does. You can’t take days off. Randy had some injuries that he came back from. Those shoulders have held up for him. There was a time, I think, where they were career-threatening injuries, his shoulder, but he’s been great. He’s healthy. He takes good care of himself, and John, of course, is a physical specimen, second to none. Same as I think of Ashley."