‘The Queen’ Charlotte Flair has revealed that she thinks fans believe she is whining when she tries to connect with them as a babyface.
When Charlotte returned to WWE television at Tables, Ladders and Chairs 2020, she did so as a babyface after last being seeing on NXT as a heel at the brand’s TakeOver: In Your House event in June.
Since her return to the company, Flair has been the put-upon face that has had her father turn on her, abandoning his daughter for a relationship with her rival and her WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship reign ended prematurely by the apple of her parent’s eye. All tales designed to make her a sympathetic figure in the minds of the audience.
However, Charlotte has now joined the NotSam Wrestling Podcast to discuss her current role as babyface and why she believes the devotees think she is whining because they don’t understand where she is coming from:
“I wear my heart on my sleeve and that’s the one thing I’ve never been able to do with my character. I like babyface promos and I told myself I need to get better at promos and want to get better. Sometimes I felt when I was trying to connect with the audience as a babyface, I felt, ‘Man, they probably just think I’m whining’ because they don’t understand where I’m coming from or the pressure I put on myself or what it’s like to be Ric’s kid.
No one puts more pressure on me than I do. I don’t need anyone to criticize me, I criticize myself. People can empathize with an argument with your parents saying, ‘Let me do this on my own.’ I felt like I was past being Ric’s kid because of everything I had accomplished, but it was a different twist. I’ll never get past it. I tried to explain this to my dad, even on live events, telling him how relevant he still is. Before live events, they have this incredible package playing before the show. Even in 2021, arenas are ‘woooing’ before the show. I never want it to go away but it’s hard to articulate that amount of pressure to people in babyface promos.”
With her tag team partner Asuka is out of action following the loss of a tooth in a tag team match against Shayna Baszler and Nia Jax on the February 22 Monday Night Raw, Flair is on the warpath for vengeance and found a small measure when she defeated Baszler on the March 1 edition of the red brand.
Credit for the interview: NotSam Wrestling
h/t for the transcription: Fightful