4.) Randy Orton/Charlotte Flair = Stephen Curry
Stephen Curry is a three-time NBA Champion from the Golden State Warriors with three of his championship wins occurring in 2015, 2017, and 2018.
Since his father, Dell Curry, played in the NBA for 14 years until retiring as the Charlotte Hornets’ all-time leader in points and three-point field goals made, Stephen Curry is continuing his family’s dynasty by becoming the greatest three-point shooter in NBA history (sorry, Larry Bird).
Because of his dynasty, Curry receives unnecessary hate. Most NBA fans tend to perceive him as entitled and feel that he will evidently get more opportunities and shortcuts in the NBA due to his wealthy dynasty and family name. Even though he is a superior player to at least eighty percent of the entire NBA roster, he does not receive any sort of leeway from the media nor the majority of NBA fans.
Evidently, thanks to their wrestling fathers, Bob Orton and Ric Flair, Randy Orton and Charlotte Flair fit this description. They both receive unnecessary hate even though they have genetically superior abilities at wrestling, like Curry has at basketball.
They both continued their family’s dynasty by becoming the greatest WWE superstars of all time who are always one step ahead, will forever be etched in its history, and will undoubtedly be future Hall of Famers.
Even though they are superior wrestlers to a majority of the WWE roster, they do not receive any sort of leeway from the WWE Universe and their entitled superiority tends to turn some heads toward superstars who worked their way from the ground up in sustaining their own legacies, just like Lebron James did when he noticed that Stephen Curry was on the come-up.
3.) John Cena/Becky Lynch = Lebron James
Unlike Stephen Curry, Lebron James did not have a dynasty (i.e. he did not have a father or any other ancestor who played in the NBA) but he created his own legacy by becoming the face of the NBA for the past seventeen years. He has carried the NBA on his back for so long that it’s impossible not to associate the NBA with Lebron James.
The same can be said for Randy Orton and Charlotte Flair’s greatest rivals, John Cena and Becky Lynch.
Cena and Lynch did not have familial ties to the WWE either, but they created their own legacies by becoming the faces of the company. While Orton and Flair took the top-bottom approach, Cena and Lynch took the bottom-up approach and assured that they were the conversation.
While Cena had carried the WWE on his back for ten+ years, Lynch carried WWE on her back for almost two years, which is longer than any woman has ever done. Just like James has a competitive but friendly rivalry against Curry in the battle of legacy vs dynasty, Cena and Lynch have the same type of rivalry against Orton and Flair respectively.
James and Curry had four straight playoff finals from 2015-2018. These two megastars battled each other so many times that NBA fans got tired of seeing the same thing. That sounds a lot like how disgruntled WWE fans were at how many times Cena and Orton battled in 2007-2010 and how many times Lynch and Flair battled in 2015-2019.