Charlotte Flair has revealed that she wanted to improve her promo skills upon returning to WWE following WrestleMania 37.
Heading into the event, Flair contracted COVID-19 which led her to miss the biggest show on WWE’s calendar.
In a real sliding doors moment on March 22nd, Charlotte Flair took to social media to address her recent absence from WWE, and in doing so, revealed that she had contracted COVID-19. Shortly after Flair posted the message, Rhea Ripley debuted on Monday Night RAW challenging RAW Women’s Champion Asuka to a match at WrestleMania. It was a match and title, Ripley would go on to win at the showpiece event.
However, while Ripley and Asuka were performing at WWE’s biggest event of the year, Flair was forced to watch on from the side-lines.
However, Flair made a triumphant return the next night on RAW cutting a scathing promo at everyone and everything standing in her way.
Speaking to Renee Paquette on her Oral Sessions podcast, Flair highlighted the ‘opportunity’ promo as her favourite from her career to date. The Queen explained that the when she returned on RAW she was determined to improve her mic skills.
“When I came back from COVID and missing WrestleMania, I said the one thing I need to get better at is promos. I didn’t think they were terrible or great, I thought they were whatever. I wanted to show improvement. Always trying to show improvement is what matters. It keeps people engaged,”
Expanding further, Flair broke down how she was able to improve. The most decorated female Superstar in WWE history said that she got better when she realised it was okay to mess up.
“I worked on it. I’ve had acting classes before, but for me, with promos, I always got in my head where I was like, ‘I have to say everything word for word,’ if the sentence didn’t come out right…it’s okay to take a pause and talk like a human and not be robotic and feel it. Know what the story is and say it. I had to tell myself, ‘If I mess up, it’s okay, you’re human, people mess up.’ Once I started accepting that, that’s when the promo started to come. I’m more confident this year than I was last year. It’s just feeling it. I was always so scared of like, ‘Can I say that? Can I not?’ No, it doesn’t matter. Say it. Go with it. Typing it out for me works really well. I memorize in sections and I take bits and pieces and believe in what I’m saying.”
During the special live edition of Oral Sessions, Flair expressed her desire to be remembered as one of the greatest of all time. The reigning RAW Women’s Champion said that she didn’t want to be remembered as just ‘Ric Flair’s daughter.’
At SummerSlam Flair captured her 6th RAW Women’s Championship after forcing champion Nikki A.S.H to submit.
On the most recent episode of RAW, Flair arrived in the ring to remind everyone just how good she is. As Flair raised her championship high above her head she was interrupted by Alexa Bliss and her doll Lilly who came to say “hi” in typically weird fashion, seemingly setting up a meeting between the two.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.