WWE Legend Ric Flair Reveals He Wanted Randy Orton to Break His 16-World Championships Record

Published 08/30/2021, 8:30 AM EDT


Ric Flair has created and broken many records throughout his 40-year career. However, the most prestigious achievement of ‘The Nature Boy’ is his impressive 16-world title reigns.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Flair has won 16 world titles throughout his career, more than any other superstar. He and John Cena hold the record for the most singles world titles held by a WWE superstar.

Recently, Flair appeared on the NWA 73 PPV to deliver an emotional promo. The legend looked back at his decades within the promotion and discussed how it uplifted him as a pro wrestler. He also thanked the people who left a mark on his life and career.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

While doing so, Flair gave out an interesting piece of information. The icon used to think Randy Orton would eventually surpass his record for most world titles, but not anymore.

“I wanted Randy [Orton] to break my record until The Queen [Charlotte] went 12. All Hail the Queen,” Flair said. Charlotte is the current WWE Raw Women’s Champion in her record sixth reign.

Randy Orton currently has 14 title reigns lying right behind John Cena and Flair. On the other hand, Charlotte has 12 titles to her name (14 but WWE does not recognize NXT Women’s title as a World title anymore).

Interestingly, both are on the RAW roster and hold a title. Orton, as the one-half of RK-Bro, holds the RAW Tag Team title. Charlotte, as we mentioned earlier, is the RAW Women’s champion.

Watch this story: CM Punk, Brock Lesnar, And More: Shocking Debuts And Returns From WWE And AEW

Ric Flair left WWE in August

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – OCTOBER 04: Ric Flair attends WWE 20th Anniversary Celebration Marking Premiere of WWE Friday Night SmackDown on FOX at Staples Center on October 04, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jerod Harris/Getty Images)

The Nature Boy had been with WWE since 2012. Later on, he became the manager of his daughter, Charlotte Flair. His recent storyline in WWE involved igniting a feud between Lacey Evans and Charlotte Flair.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

However, the storyline got scrapped because of Evans’ pregnancy. After months of inactivity, WWE released Flair on August 3. Later on, Flair revealed it was his decision to leave the company.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Flair said his and WWE’s current vision do not align, but he bears no ill will towards the company. This NWA appearance was his first public address since his departure from WWE, but he made a surprise appearance at AAA TripleMania. He accompanied Andrade to the ring for his title match against Kenny Omega.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

ADVERTISEMENT

Angana Roy

1266 articles

Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT