WWE Universe Goes Wild After the Insane Randy Orton-Ric Flair Segment

Published 08/11/2020, 12:42 AM EDT


Who said WWE can’t tell good stories in 2020? You just need the best heel in the business and the best heel of all times in the ring at the same time. Tonight, Randy Orton and Ric Flair delivered what was probably the best segment of 2020.

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You see, a company like WWE has a goldmine of history. There are so many links that it can tap into to create some compelling stories. The fact that they rarely do it is a story for another day.

After Randy got the victory over Kevin Owens, he asked Ric Flair to stay where he was. Once we returned from commercials, Randy blurted out some of the most vicious venom we’ve heard in a long time.

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He called Ric Flair a washed up legend who had nothing left but still had lust for the spotlight. As per him, even though Ric helped him a lot, it was only because The Nature Boy couldn’t live without being center stage.

However, this was nowhere close to the most hateful part of Orton’s promo. The Viper told Flair that he was like the son he never had. If you look at the context, this statement seems so much worse.

Flair has a deceased son who was also into the professional wrestling business. The fact that Randy alluded to this sensitive part of his life was the biggest bombshell of the night.

Ric Flair delivers an emotional promo after Randy Orton berates him

An emotional Ric Flair struggled with his words. However, when he did manage to speak, he proved why people call him the greatest.

In an emotionally charged promo, he explained his absurd affection for Orton. Even the dirtiest player of the game has a heart and Randy had a place in it.

He went as far as to say that when he woke up from a coma, Randy was one of the people he thought of contacting first. In fact, it was not John Cena that he wished would break his record, it was Randy Orton.

While any sane person might be in tears by this time, not Randy Orton. Initially, it seemed like these words had melted his heart. However, after hugging his mentor, Orton low blowed him from behind.

Post this, he delivered a vicious punt kick to end the night.

Twitter goes ballistic after this segment

Twitter was full of appreciation for the two legends. They highlighted the brilliance of the segment on Raw.

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Aryan Sharma is a WWE and Tennis author and editor at EssentiallySports. Being a journalism graduate from Delhi University, he combines his love for creating content with an astute knowledge of almost three eras of professional wrestling. He's also a Roger Federer and Maria Sharapova fan and likes to write on the social impact of these two legends beyond their achievements on the tennis court.

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