Randy Orton has written important pages in WWE history, establishing himself as one of the greatest superstars of the modern era. In addition to being a 14-time world champion, the Viper has won the Raw Tag Team Championship twice and once each the Intercontinental title, the United States Championship, the World Tag Team Championship and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship, making him the tenth wrestler in history to have completed the Grand Slam.
On August 15, 2004, at SummerSlam, he became the youngest world champion in WWE history. The 'Legend Killer' is experiencing a sort of second youth, also thanks to the strange and bizarre alliance with Riddle. Currently, the 42-year-old from Knoxville is recovering from a back injury and waiting to figure out whether or not he will have to undergo surgery.
In that case, he will be forced to remain in the pits for the rest of 2022. Guest in the latest edition of 'Insight' with Chris Van Vliet, the legendary Ric Flair said that Orton has a good chance of breaking the record of 16 world titles.
Ric Flair on Randy Orton
Ric Flair and John Cena are both recognized as 16-time world champions. The leader of the 'Cenation' has not held a world title in WWE for five years and is unlikely to further enrich his wall, given also his part-time activity.
“I doubt they'll win another world title for a part-timer, even if it's a legend like John Cena. I think Randy Orton has a better chance of breaking the record of 16 world titles. We hope that he will be able to solve this back problem and that the operation is not necessary.
I love Cena, he's an icon of this business, but I think Randy has a better chance if he's healthy" - explained the 'Nature Boy', who will play the last match of his career this Sunday. A comment on Vince McMahon's retirement could not be missing: “None of us would have become what we are today without him.
I respect him very much and I will never stop thanking him”. Shawn Michaels recently gave his opinion on Ric Flair’s decision to come out of retirement at the age of 73. “Those of us that know The Naitch are always, you know, kinda tickled,” Michaels said.
“It’s never over for The Naitch! That’s one of the things that makes him who he is. I want Ric to be happy, and if getting in the ring one more time… Ric knows if he can do it or not. Ric knows if he’s healthy enough, and if it’s something that brings him joy, brings him contentment, I wish him the best”.