John Cena has been in the top spot in WWE for a very long time now, and earlier this year he won his 16th WWE World Championship when he defeated AJ Styles at the Royal Rumble. Cena tied Ric Flair’s record with his big victory, and now everyone’s wondering if he will break the record sometime in the future.
WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair recently spoke to Chris Van Vliet of WSVN-TV, and he explained that he doesn’t think John Cena will break the record because his career path is so diversified now.
“No. Randy Orton is close, so is Triple H. I think John is kind of winding down. He’s got so many other things going on. I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s not a host on Good Morning America or The Today Show. I mean he loves wrestling but he’s got so diversified now that I don’t think I’ll see him chasing the Championship realm. But if he does, I’m all about it.”
Cena recently made his return to TV, and he’s said time and time again that even though he’s not working with WWE on a full time basis anymore, he still intends to give the fans everything he’s got when he shows up inside a WWE ring.
Tuesday night on SmackDown Live, John Cena and Shinsuke Nakamura will be facing off to determine who will be facing WWE Champion Jinder Mahal for his title at SummerSlam, so Cena could potentially only be a few weeks away from another title shot.
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So I am unclear about how there are 16 reigns. Obviously the NWA/WCW world heavyweight belt has to count since WWF/WWE bought them out, but the 2 championships have been unified and separated and reunified on several occasions. All I’m saying is that there is a grey area there.