Ric Flair was recently interviewed by Chris Van Vliet, where he was asked possibility John Cena breaking his record and whether his title reign is 16x or 21x.
Ric Flair on possibility of John Cena breaking his record
“I don’t think so, I don’t think they will ever give it to a part-time performer. I think Randy Orton has better shot at it. Randy will come back, he’s have the hands to have surgery but I certainly wouldn’t be offended because the real number is 21.”
When he was asked about his title reigns whether it is 16x or 21x.
Flair continued “Because they don’t want to count, I can I’ll give you 17 would be when I lost it, when I took the title off Sting, to drop to Hulk in the 90’s whatever year that was when Hulk came, that would be 17. Jack Veneno and Santo Domingo left it there went back and got it, that’d be 18. Victor Jovica in Trinidad left it there went back and got it, let it be 19. Harley Race in New Zealand that’d be 20, I can’t think of the 21st, oh um, I think it was Carlos in San Juan.
“I don’t care, I’m ok with anything right now and I love John Cena, so If does it. He’s been such a credit, I mean such a credible performer and just one of the great guys in the business but 10 years ago they told Johnny couldn’t hang around me.”
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