The current Raw Women’s Champion explains why she wants mold herself after John Cena.
At WWE’s SummerSlam pay-per-view, Charlotte Flair bested both Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. to become Raw Women’s Champion. WWE recognizes 12 of Charlotte’s 14 title reigns in their company and the two that are being excluded are her two NXT Women’s Title wins.
Flair is inching closer to John Cena’s 16 world title win record in WWE and while speaking to DAZN, Flair said she wants to be the female John Cena. She explained that she wants to embody the company the way he does on the media front and for activities such as the Special Olympics.
First, I want to say there will never be another John Cena. He has meant that much to the industry. But I do know when I first started, and to this day, that is who I want to mold myself after and be like. Unfortunately, I am a bad guy on camera, and Cena is the ultimate good guy. But I never lose that density or passion of wanting to embody WWE, wanting to do as much on the outside, for instance, media and the Special Olympics. There’s so many community events that we take part in. I hope to be mentioned in the same sentence as him. He’s John Cena. I’m a talent in the same company as him. Not even a peer but as a co-worker, and I still say it like that. He’s John Cena. Yes, I want to be the female John Cena. And if people say that, then I’m going to continue, even if I don’t feel like I’ve gotten there yet, but I’m going to continue to work as hard and feel that I want to be that way with everything I do.
Ric Flair made an appearance at NWA’s 73rd Anniversary Show and mentioned that he initially wanted Randy Orton to break his 17-time world title record but added that Charlotte is getting close with 12.