SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair has claimed that she is underappreciated and when she retires she’ll go down as the best to ever do it, regardless of gender.
Speaking ahead of her recent showdown with Becky Lynch at Survivor Series, Charlotte Flair made some sizable claims about how she’ll be remembered when she retires from the squared circle. The current SmackDown Women’s Champion is the most decorated female Superstar in WWE history having won a host of championships in both NXT and the main roster.
Despite this Flair claims that she isn’t properly appreciated, and she won’t be until she hangs up her boots.
Appearing on The Masked Man Show, Flair said that when she’s gone, she’ll be remembered as the best ever.
“I don’t think people appreciate me right now,
Not until something or someone is gone do they realize what they have. And when I’m gone, I will go down as the greatest ever, man or woman.”
Charlotte Flair went on to explain that she feels like every day people try and take away her success purely because she’s Ric Flair’s daughter. The second generation star added that just because she has a legendary last name, it doesn’t mean that she dictates what happens backstage.
“The reason I don’t put down others is because I know what it’s like to be torn down every single day,” Flair said. “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. All these things. 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.”
“Because I am a Flair, they automatically think I can just walk into Vince’s office because I’m Ric Flair’s daughter and be like, ‘This is what I want to do today’,” Flair said. “If that was the case, don’t you think I would have a longer title run than 8 seconds a couple of years ago at Money In The Bank?”
The match that Flair refers to is her 2019 match at Money In The Bank against Becky Lynch. On that occasion she defeated Lynch but was quickly beaten by Bayley, who cashed in her Money In The Bank contract.
At Survivor Series, Lynch and Flair met again in what as one of the most highly anticipated matches in recent memory.
Unsurprisingly the match was incredibly physical from the outset, with the two women standing and trading shots in the middle of the ring on more than one occasion. After Flair got a couple of near-falls the SmackDown Women’s Champion challenged her rival to fight, and fight she did.
Lynch fired back with a couple of stiff forearms before scoring a near-fall of her own after a Leg Drop. The Raw Women’s Champion even tried locking in a Figure Four although Flair escaped, later retaliating with a Disarm-Her.
The match came to an abrupt conclusion with Lynch rolling up Flair for a three-count, but it wasn’t a pin without controversy. Big Time Beck’s made sure she had a big time arm around the ropes for extra leverage in the process.
H/t to Wrestling Inc for the transcription.