Charlotte Flair has given an inspirational insight into how she has achieved success in the male-dominated world of professional wrestling.
Speaking to Entrepreneur Europe in an interview to mark Women’s History Month, the 13-time Women’s Champion opened up about building her legacy and her passion for pro-wrestling.
“I am building my own legacy, and I truly believe that when you find something that you’re passionate about, it shines through. There’s nothing I am more passionate about than professional wrestling, and second to that is my love for the business.”
Flair is steadfast in her belief that there is nothing a man in the business can do that she can’t, and that is something that fuels her passion for what she does.
“Believing there’s nothing that a man can do that I can’t helps me stay focused. People believe in me because I’m passionate about what I do and I am myself. Having the passion to continue to work at my craft, you can’t take that away. You can’t take away passion or love or work ethic or growth. It’s about having the belief that you are equal and that you can do exactly what a man can do. Authenticity is central to success, whether you’re in the ring or in the boardroom.”
When asked about the advice she would give to female entrepreneurs trying to achieve their dreams, ‘The Queen’ began by revealing that her character in WWE represented the person she wanted to be. Part of that was refusing to apologise for her success.
“I created this character of this woman that I wanted to be in my real life. It’s OK to succeed. You don’t have to apologize for being successful. You don’t have to apologize for being good at what you do, and I think, as women, we tend to feel like we can’t be all those things, but we are.
“We’re wives, we’re mothers, we’re sisters, we’re friends, we’re business owners. And having those life experiences to bring to the table, we’re actually more equipped, because with experience comes knowledge.”
Flair went on to explain that, despite how she might feel on any given day, she knows she is a dominant champion in the ring.
“When I step into the ring, even though I don’t feel like a superhero every single day, I am this dominant 13-time Women’s Champion. When I put on my robe and my gear and I lace my boots, I know that.”
Charlotte Flair has recently been absent from WWE TV and revealed on Twitter that this was due to testing positive for COVID-19. It is currently unknown when she will make her return to the ring.