10/08/2022

Ric Flair Explains Why He Doesn’t Think John Cena Will Become a 17-Time WWE World Champion

John Cena was in a position to tie Ric Flair’s official report for many world championship reigns at 16 again on the 2017 Royal Rumble pay-per-view. The Peacemaker star has since transitioned into a part-time roll with the corporate as his Hollywood profession continues to develop, however he has nonetheless obtained a variety of alternatives on the WWE and Universal Championships (most not too long ago finally yr’s SummerSlam). Ric Flair was a visitor on Insight With Chris Van Vliet this previous week and was requested if he believed Cena would ever get that record-breaking seventeenth reign.

“I don’t think so. I don’t think they will ever give it to a part-time performer. I think that Randy Orton has got a better shot at it, Randy will come back, he has to have surgery. I certainly wouldn’t be offended because the real number is 21. They all have a way to go. But I love John Cena, he is such a credible performer and just one of the great guys in the business,” Flair stated.

Flair has overtly supported Orton — who presently has 14 championship reigns with the most recent being in 2020 — because the one to ultimately break his report. “The Nature Boy’s” feedback do not precisely match up with latest WWE historical past as part-time stars like Brock Lesnar and Goldberg have each received world championships a number of instances lately regardless of working part-time schedules

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Cena not too long ago returned to WWE tv to have fun his WWE debut turning 20 years outdated, however he famous in a promo on that week’s Raw that he wasn’t positive when he’d be again within the ring once more. Many followers assumed he’d stick round for a match with Theory at this yr’s SummerSlam, however it by no means materialized. Check out the lineup for this yr’s SummerSlam, scheduled for Saturday at Nissan Stadium, under:

Undisputed WWE Universal Championship: Roman Reigns vs. Brock Lesnar (Last Man Standing)

Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championships: The Usos vs. The Street Profits (w/ Jeff Jarrett as Referee)

Raw Women’s Championship: Bianca Belair vs. Becky Lynch

United States Championship: Bobby Lashley vs. Theory

SmackDown Women’s Championship: Liv Morgan vs. Ronda Rousey
Pat McAfee vs. Happy Corbin
Logan Paul vs. The Miz
Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. Finn Balor & Damian Priest