Charlotte Flair has discussed what being ‘The Opportunity’ of the WWE locker room means and says she doesn’t need championship gold to be the focus of the company.
Flair returned to WWE after a short hiatus on the Raw after WrestleMania 37. ‘The Queen’ was absent from ‘The Show of Shows’ for the first time since she made her debut at WrestleMania 32 in 2016.
Returning with a renewed sense of self-worth Flair put the new Raw Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley on notice that she was coming for her title. Ripley involved herself in Flair’s match against Asuka on Raw costing Charlotte a win. An irate Flair then attacked the referee who missed the interference resulting in a suspension and six-figure fine.
On the 26th of April edition of Raw, Flair was reinstated and then defeated Mandy Rose, showing the WWE Universe exactly what she is capable of.
Having dubbed herself ‘The Opportunity’ since her return, Flair gave an insight on what that means during an appearance on WWE’s The Bump.
Flair noted that she took people’s perceptions of her and turned them on their heads:
“I think that’s kind of the idea of being ‘The Opportunity.’ Everyone [says], ‘Oh, she takes everyone’s opportunity!’ So, you spin it and you put some truth into it. ‘Well, yeah. Because I am ‘The Opportunity.’”
Charlotte Flair was Vince McMahon’s hand-picked third woman to take part in the first female WrestleMania main event. In 2019, Flair, Ronda Rousey, and Becky Lynch headlined WrestleMania 35 in the history-making match. Lynch won the night and came out with both Rousey’s Raw and Flair’s SmackDown Women’s Titles.
As far as championship gold goes now, Flair says she doesn’t need it to be recognised as the best:
“I don’t want to diminish what the championships mean and I don’t want to say ‘bigger,’ but I don’t need to hold a championship to be the champion.”