WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, Charlotte Flair, has spoken out about the criticism she has received for the opportunities she’s earned over the years on WWE’s main roster.
Often highlighted as someone WWE have favoured over other talented names, pushed the summit simply for the last name she carries around with her, Charlotte has been widely chastised for the championship victories, main event matches and holding the rest of the women’s roster down.
However, ‘The Queen’ has joined Yahoo Sports to discuss those said opportunities and ask the question would people feel sorry for her if it was someone else receiving the chances that she has been afforded, following her recent outburst against Ringside News:
“I’m very shy on social media and consistent with the same message of women’s empowerment, so much so that even when my character has leaned more toward the bad guy side, I’ve kept my social media positive. I think the issue is one person can only take so much for so long. It kind of felt like open season on me. To say that I disappear, the reason that got me so fired up, was complete and utter BS. You don’t have to like me, I don’t have to be your favourite, you don’t have to even think I’m good, but to question my work ethic and what I have given to this business is not fair.
It’s almost like you get into the business and say you don’t want to be world champion. You don’t get into the business saying that. You might not like the sports team that’s always making the championships, but that shouldn’t discredit the person. I got to a point where I wondered if I should apologize to people. If someone else was getting these opportunities would they feel sorry for me? [Critics] don’t know the time I’ve put into what I’m doing. Damn right I’m going to take every opportunity. Who in their right mind wouldn’t take these opportunities just so they can make these people feel better? I have to tell myself that sometimes.”
Recently on WWE television, Charlotte has been embroiled in a storyline with Lacey Evans and her father after the former turned on his daughter to enjoy the delights of the former military persona.
WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions, Charlotte Flair and Asuka, will defend their coveted championships against Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler at the Royal Rumble on January 31.
Credit for the interview: Yahoo Sports
h/t for the transcription: Fightful