Charlotte Flair has revealed that she felt like she was doing the best work of her career before an injury caused her to miss months of action in 2020.
Charlotte began 2020 by winning the Royal Rumble; guaranteeing her a shot at a championship at WrestleMania. Flair would challenge NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley and would defeat her for the gold. In the main event of the NXT TakeOver: In Your House event in June, Flair would lose the title in a triple threat match. The winner Io Shirai would pin Rhea Ripley to win Flair’s title.
Speaking to Sam Roberts on the Not Sam Wrestling podcast, Flair discussed this time in her career:
“When I came back, I felt like it was the first time in my career that fans were given an opportunity to miss me and I think they did. When I came back, it went a different path. Now, how do you re-create being gone and coming back? I’m not content with just being Charlotte Flair. That’s not who I am and I’ll never be that way.”
“Especially before I left with an injury, I really felt like I was doing some of my best work in my career. The NXT storyline wasn’t a focus on Raw, but I was doing some of my best work and promos. I had a blast in the triple threat with Io and Rhea. I want another impactful moment, I love that I made it here, but that’s not enough for me.”
Charlotte Flair would make her return to WWE at the TLC event in December 2020. Flair would be Asuka’s mystery partner as the duo defeated Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships. This title would make Charlotte Flair the fourth women’s Grand Slam Champion in WWE.