‘He Tied My Dad’: 16x Champion John Cena Gets an Unexpected Challenge From Charlotte Flair in a Male-Dominated Industry

Published 08/18/2023, 5:30 AM EDT

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John Cena is a 16-time world champion. So is the WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. Also, Charlotte Flair has accomplished an almost similar feat in the women’s division with 14 world titles under her belt. But ‘The Queen’ is hungry for more.

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She wishes to break the record that her father and Cena currently hold. Being a woman in a male-dominated industry, Flair has proved that women have the same potential and capabilities as men. She further wants to solidify her position in the history books by surpassing her dad and ‘The Champ’.

Charlotte Flair wants to become 17x World Champion; beat John Cena and Ric Flair’s record

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Flair recently appeared in an interview hosted by New York Live. During the interview, she expressed her desire to surpass Cena and her dad and become a 17-time world champion. She revealed she is set on breaking the current record for most world title wins. This can be a challenge to Cena, as Flair might be eyeing his throne.

She stated, “John Cena tied my dad. So now I have Cena and my dad to beat. But no, I’m definitely chasing 17. And I think if, or when, I break the record, it’ll be like a woman did it in a male-dominated industry. And I hope that encourages women in all industries that we can do it all.”

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‘The Queen’ wants to set an example to all the women in sports or any other industries that females are equivalent to males. By becoming a 17-time world champion, she will prove that women are no less than men in any way, shape, or form.

The past week Flair had inched a bit closer to her goal, but her path got hindered by other wrestlers from the women’s division.

Flair almost became a 15-time World Champion at SummerSlam

After her title loss at WrestleMania 39, ‘The Queen’ had gone on a hiatus for a few months. She returned on the June 9 edition of SmackDown and clarified her intentions. Upon her return, she demanded a title match from the WWE Women’s Champion, Asuka.

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The champion accepted her challenge, which later led to a triple-threat match between Flair, Asuka, and Bianca Belair (who was already in the title picture). At SummerSlam, the three superstars battled inside the ring in Detroit. The winner of the match was Belair.

However, the Miss Money in the Bank 2023, Iyo Sky cashed in her contract and stole the title away from Belair seconds after she won it. With all this, Flair’s attempt to win the title and become a 15-time world champion went down the drain.

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Nevertheless, Flair is optimistic about her future and has full faith in herself that she will break the record. What do you have to say about Flair challenging Cena? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below. We would love to hear from you.

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Monika Thapa is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports, who brings a unique blend of fluency in language and passion for the sport to her writing. Having been a fan of WWE since her childhood, Monika writes thought-provoking articles that offer readers deeper insights into the lives of their favorite superstars. She believes that WWE superstars present valuable life lessons that readers can learn from, as seen in her recent piece on Ronda Rousey's workout video.
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