Ahead of her clash with Rhea Ripley at WWE Hell In A Cell, Charlotte Flair is in fighting mood.
Speaking before challenging for the RAW Women’s Title, Flair declared that she doesn’t need an all women’s pay-per-view to prove that she’s the best at what she does.
Following the announcement by Mickie James that NWA will be hosting an all-women’s show on August 28th, the wrestling world has been going back and forth on the merits of such an event.
James, who was recently released by WWE, who will be producing the show titled NWA EMPOWERRR, spoke about how previous attempts to do something similar with WWE had been shot down. To date WWE has held only one all-women’s pay-per-view, Evolution in 2018.
Speaking in response to the announcement, Triple H told Inside The Ropes‘ Lead Writer Gary Cassidy, that he didn’t believe that such a show was necessary. Adding that the best female performers in the world are currently with WWE.
During her interview with Bleacher Report, Charlotte Flair said that while another all-women WWE show will probably take place, she want’s to be on a card with her male counterparts. Flair continued by explaining that she feels she doesn’t need “an all-women’s show or an all-women’s pay-per-view to highlight my performance or skill.”
“I think [another Evolution is] more of a when [than an if], but I get asked this question a lot,” she said. “Would an all-women’s show be great? Yes. Would another all-women’s pay-per-view be great? Yes. But I’m in the mindset that I want to be on the card with men. I want to be on the card where there’s eight matches and I want to be the best of the night no matter the gender. I don’t need an all-women’s show or an all-women’s pay-per-view to highlight my performance or skill or being a lady wrestler. No. I want to prove, no matter man or woman, I am the best. I think it’s great, but I don’t need an all-women’s show to show I’m a great wrestler.”
Looking ahead to her clash with Ripley, Flair said that the match feels a little different to their meeting at WrestleMania 36.
“I think this year we’ve actually had an opportunity to tell a story on the platform to do it so people are more anticipated for the match, seeing us go back and forth and trying to have this one-upmanship,” Charlotte said. “I’m really looking forward to it.”
Rhea Ripley has held the RAW Women’s Championship since defeating Asuka at WrestleMania 37. Meanwhile, Flair goes into Hell In A Cell looking to capture WWE Women’s gold for a record 14th time.