Ric Flair has chosen the group who would be the Four Horsemen today – and it includes two members of The Shield.
Flair’s Horsemen faction are widely regarded as one of the best in the history of wrestling, with the late-1980s peak seen as the gold standard by which all groups are judged.
Legendary wrestlers such as Arn Anderson, Tully Blanchard and Barry Windham were mainstays in the original version, with the likes of Curt Hennig and Brian Pillman featuring in latter iterations.
Flair has selected the quartet of modern-day wrestlers he feels would comprise the group were he selecting it in 2018, with Shield members Seth Rollins and Roman Reigns being included.
The 16-time world heavyweight champion also picked Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton, for whom he reserved special praise.
“The first guy I would take is Dolph Ziggler,” Flair told Baltimore’s 98 Rock Morning Show. “The second guy would be Seth Rollins.
“The third guy would be, let me think, for the Horsemen that requires a lot. You have to be good at what you do. You have to be able to enjoy life. Let me think.
“I haven’t had too much fun with him, but I’m sure he’d be great Roman Reigns. Roman is a trooper.
Ric Flair recently spoke about how his 1992 Royal Rumble win changed his life
“He would run from me but Randy Orton for sure. He is married now and so laid back and having a good time. Make no mistake Randy Orton right now is still the best wrestler in wrestling.
“He’s got the same athleticism as Barry Windham, he’s in great shape and he’s got a great look.”