Ric Flair has been around the pro wrestling world for a very long time. He has also witnessed his share of failures in pro wrestling. Some companies have a lot of titles floating around, but that’s not the Nature Boy’s thing.
Flair should know something about championships. He has a record in World Championships, but he also knows that there is value to secondary titles. That being said, it’s never a good idea to overdo it.
While talking on Ric Flair Wooooo Nation Uncensored, the two-time WWE Hall of Famer was quite open about his feelings. He said that too many titles dilutes their value. This is a popular opinion within certain circles in the pro wrestling fan base as well.
“I think it does dilute it, but let’s look at the world we live in today.”
“Do you remember the President’s Physical Fitness Council to find out who was the most fit child in high school? They got rid of it because everybody wants to be equal. Instead of being in 3 places, now there are 6 places in wrestling tournaments.”
“Everything is diluted, whether it’s mothers not wanting to see their children upset, but everybody gets a trophy. That’s not what sports are all about, and I think because there’s so much TV, that they have put themselves in a position that they have to create the King and Queen and all of that. But the people that are carrying the weight of the company, I’ll use WWE as an example, would be Becky and Big E as they’re the champions, and it’s Charlotte and Roman Reigns. Everything else is just something that doesn’t diminish who they are, but it’s just something hopefully to attract viewers. TV rolls on, and they know better than you and I do, obviously because they are there, what draws viewers.”
This is ironic timing as AEW just introduced a new title this week and WWE consolidated two titles into one North America Cruiserweight Title. Only time will tell what titles come along down the road, but Ric Flair’s words might be wise ones to heed.
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