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Charlotte Flair – “Rhea Ripley Is The Future Face Of The Women’s Division”

Charlotte Flair & Rhea Ripley

SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair has heaped praise on her rival Rhea Ripley, commenting that she’s proud of the Australian Superstar.

While Charlotte Flair might currently stand as the most decorated woman in WWE history, and one of the biggest female stars in the entire world, she won’t be around forever. There is always a steady stream of Superstars making their way through the ranks from NXT looking to take the top spot and make a name for themselves.

In recent month’s Flair blockbuster, often real-life, feud with Becky Lynch may have stolen the headlines, but she’s also been tangling with numerous stars of the future. Before moving over to SmackDown as part of the WWE Draft, Flair squared off against Doudrop, while back on the blue brand she’s battled with Shotzi and is currently wrapped up in a rivalry with Toni Storm.

Speaking to the Metro, spoke of her excitement at getting to wrestle the potential stars of the future.

“I just had a match with Shotzi – it was awesome. Actually, the fan reaction was what made me so excited for it. They’re so hungry to see new talent,’

I had an opportunity to face Doudrop, that was awesome. I know Zelina and I will face each other down the road. Liv Morgan.”

Continuing on, Flair explained that it’s important that new Superstars keep arriving from NXT and that the audience are given chance to get to know them. The Queen said that she’s proud of how Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair have made that transition, tipping Ripley for even bigger things.

“It’s just a matter of bringing new people up from NXT and having the audience get to know them. It just takes time. And it takes going back on tour, and live events, to do that. I’m so proud of Rhea Ripley and Bianca Belair. They have come so far, and they’re only gonna go further. I truly believe Rhea is the future face of the women’s division.”

Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley first met in the ring back in 2019, as the NXT roster declared war on Raw and SmackDown in the lead up to Survivor Series. After Flair’s victory in the 2020 Royal Rumble, she went to challenge and defeat The Nightmare for the NXT Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 36.

A year later, with Flair missing WrestleMania 37, Ripley stepped up to face Asuka at the spectacular winning the Raw Women’s Championship. When Flair returned this led to a heated rivalry between the pair throughout the summer.