John Cena and Ric Flair have gone down in history as two of the greatest wrestlers of their respective generations.
While they wrestled in vera different eras, they both succeeded in going beyond the world of pro wrestling and becoming household names. The pair also share another thing in common that few can claim, with Cena tying Flair‘s record as a 16-time World Champion.
Another star who is closing in on that record is Flair’s daughter, Charlotte, who currently has 14 Women’s Championship reigns to her name.
Now, Cena has revealed that he has made a deal with The Nature Boy for when The Queen surpasses their record.
John Cena made a promise to Ric Flair
During a recent interview with MTV News’ Josh Horowitz, the subject of Cena’s favourite female wrestler is. After considering the question, Cena said he likes the legacy Charlotte Flair is building.
He went on to reveal that he has told Ric Flair he will join him in shaking Charlotte’s hand when she breaks their record and is crowned for the 17th time.
“I do like the legacy that Charlotte is creating for herself. I know Ric Flair had something about if she were to win a seventeenth championship, we should be there both to shake her hand.
“I got to see Ric recently and tell him that, if that happens, we will both be there because I think that’s tremendous. I’m not short-changing anybody else, but just because I know and love Ric, and I admire what Charlotte has done.
“That’s my connection to that moment, so that’s why I gotta say her.”
While Cena’s relationship with Flair is a good one, he recently admitted to taking steps to make amends with another legend, The Rock, Dwayne Johnson.
According to Cena, he “violated” Johnson’s trust during the build-up to their match at WrestleMania 27 when he questioned The Great One’s love of the wrestling business.
H/T to Fightful for the above transcription.