Mon. Dec 6th, 2021


Charlotte Flair appeared on The Masked Man show to promote this Sunday’s WWE Survivor Series pay-per-view and she had a lot to say about Becky Lynch, what critics say about her, Nia Jax, and more.

On why she thinks Becky Lynch chose to talk about her on multiple platforms this week:

“Well, number 1 doesn’t talk about number 2.  I think Charlotte Flair is an easy target.  I’ve always been a target since day 1.  I’m used to it.  I have been on top since 2015.  I know the pressure.  I know the criticism that comes with it.  Most importantly, I have to stay true to myself.  I didn’t get to where I am without the help of others, without facing Nikki Bella, without Sasha Banks and Becky at WrestleMania 32, then Bayley coming.  I know that in every feud that I’ve had, I’m a target.  There’s a lot that comes with the Flair name.  I have never needed to compare myself to someone else on my rise to the top.  Do I take it personal at this point?  I take it personally that the audience can’t see the passion that oozes out of me every single Friday, or Monday, or PPV, or that I just main evented the U.K. tour every single night with Sasha Banks.  You can’t rise to the top with short lived attention.  I have spent the last seven years earning this spot.  I don’t get hot one minute and cold another.  I am the consistent diamond of this division.  What I mean by that is I am unbreakable.”

On being called the G.O.A.T.:

“People say that, but I still want to be better.  People have a hard time going, yes, I am also a human being.  My real name is Ashley Fliehr.  Charlotte has been the focus point since 2015.  We have told the audience that she’s entitled.  We’ve told the audience that she’s Ric Flair’s daughter.  We’ve told the audience all these things constantly.  Charlotte is the 12-time Women’s Champion.  Ashley, the human, just wants to live her dream for her brother and succeed, and I think people can’t turn that off.  As a character, what people aren’t realizing if anything, is that, wow, Charlotte Flair is doing a damn good job.  So all of a sudden, well no, Charlotte is the only heel in the room.  Isn’t that what we want?  To have the best good guy, you have to have the best bad guy, so what do you want Charlotte to be?  I’m confused here.  If anything, Charlotte is doing a really good job.”

On hearing people say her success is due to being Ric Flair’s daughter:

“I’m not here because of Ric Flair.  I’m here because of my brother, not any other reason.  The reason I don’t put down others is because I know what it’s like to be torn down every single day.  Every single day, someone wants to take away my success.  ‘Oh, it was handed to her.’  ‘Oh, it was given to her.’  ‘Oh, she’s Ric Flair’s daughter.’  ‘Oh, she politics.’  No one can accept the fact that if my last name wasn’t Flair, I would still be the best athlete in this company, man or woman.  It’s not even close, but I still live with that every single day.  I don’t take down somebody else’s success to make myself bigger or feel better.  I just go, ‘You know what?  I need to work harder.  How do I get there or how do I get there again?’  I really needed to work on my promos.  Since 2019, I have taken the opportunity to work on my promos.  I feel like they have gotten better.  Are they where I want them to be?  No.  I’ve worked on my in-ring.”

Charlotte was asked if she feels she is the best ever right now:

“I don’t think people appreciate me right now.  I think, not until something or someone is gone do they realize what they have.  When I’m gone, I will go down as the greatest ever, man or woman.”

Charlotte on the speculation that she politics behind the scenes:

“What I think people mean is because I’m a Flair, they automatically think that I just walk into Vince’s office because I’m Ric Flair’s daughter and I say, ‘This is what I want to do today.’  If that was the case, don’t you think I would have had a longer title run than eight seconds a couple years ago at Money in the Bank?  I don’t like the short title runs.  I wish I could hold on to the title a little bit longer, but when I lose it, I want to get it again.  I want to prove I can do it again.  That’s what keeps me motivated is getting better to be that champion.”

Charlotte said when she tried to make her character relatable, the fans viewed it as her whining:

“I feel like people respect me more now because I do say what I feel.  When I was trying to be relatable, like when Charlotte is perceived to be a top notch athlete, 12-time Women’s Champion, Legacy, Ric Flair’s daughter, I want people to understand but how can you understand what it’s like being Ric Flair’s daughter? Nobody, not even looking at it from the perspective of Ashley.   I got into this business because of my brother who died.  Yes, you can relate if you lost a family member.  People don’t know what it’s like to be told all the time, like storylines are used from real life events and what that’s like to me as a person, but to stand there tall knowing this doesn’t affect you.  When I try to come across and say these things, people still don’t, you know what?  I don’t need to be relatable because I’m not.  The best babyfaces are when you can see yourself in that person.  Either you’re with me or you’re not.  Either you feel the passion or you don’t.  I tried to be relatable, and when I did that, I came across as whiny.  It came across as being a brat, like, ‘Oh, she’s just complaining.’  I don’t want to come across like that.  I feel like when I try to come across as relatable, that’s how it comes across.”

On whether she has heat with Nia Jax:

“Still best friends.  You know what I think happened with Nia and I?  You hit your friends harder.  I truly believe anytime I’ve been in a match with someone I feel super comfortable with, and that’s really what it was.”

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit “The Masked Man Show” with a h/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.

 

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