Two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair has proclaimed one particular Raw star as the “number one guy” in WWE right now.
If you’re aware of Flair’s relationship with this man, it’ll come at no surprise that he thinks he’s the top guy, because it’s none other than Randy Orton.
In an interview with talkSPORT before WrestleMania but published after, Flair said:
“Nobody is higher on Randy Orton than I am. I think, right now, he is doing some of the best work he has ever done and I think Edge is too. Randy has done and accomplished so much and he’s been there a long time – people don’t realise this.
“But every time he says something, it’s the truth. And his level of ability right now and his health are both great. He’s at the top of his game, which, in my opinion, makes him the number one guy.
“The thing about Randy is, he’s so good that I think just because he’s been there for so long you think ‘gosh, can he get any better?’ and he just continues [to get better] if given the opportunity to shine. But I hope he retires soon so I can get my third ring [laughs].
“But he’s a great talent, really, really good and an important part of WWE’s TV.”
Later on in the same interview Flair hailed his daughter Charlotte, the new NXT Women’s Champion, as the “female Orton”, and also said she’s been in the conversation to be considered the greatest of all time since WrestleMania 32 in Dallas.
Be sure to let us know your thoughts on what Flair had to say.