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Randy Orton pitches idea for big WrestleMania match to break Ric Flair’s World Title record



Randy Orton took part in a media conference call to promote the SummerSlam pay-per-view event over the weekend where he took various questions.

An interesting question came about and Orton went into detail about how he has 13 WWE Title reigns thus far in his career. He thinks by winning the title a few more times then he could face John Cena, who is tied with Ric Flair for being a 16-time World Champion, at a WrestleMania event in 3-5 years to see who could set the all-time record of having the most world title reigns.

"How cool would it be, for me, to wrestle Triple H, to win the title a few more times. Then have a match with John Cena to break the tie for 16 championships. I don't know if Ric would be the referee, I think he would be a special ringside commentator or in one of our corners depending on who’s the good guy or bad guy.

Could you imagine Cena as the heel, Flair in his corner, me as the babyface, both of us at 16 World Titles and main eventing WrestleMania in 3-5 years to see who breaks that tie? To me, that would be the ultimate way to eventually ride off into the sunset.

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Now I might be dreaming there, but since I've been thinking of that storyline. It proves the number or world titles means a lot to me, definitely a feather in my cap. So yes, I would love to at least tie with Ric and John, but to come out 17-time World Champion, I don't know if there's anyone else that can do it."

Orton stated that he doesn’t know if anyone will be able to come close to his own record.

“I feel like we'd be wasting an opportunity if we didn't try to make a big soap opera for six months or a year about the story of those reigns."

You can listen to the entire interview by clicking on the player below: