Charlotte Flair Talks Getting Into Wrestling, Advice From Her Dad, And Becky Lynch
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Charlotte Flair was recently a guest on Fox Sports 1’s The Herd, where she spoke about a handful of topics, including getting into wrestling at a young age, her father Ric Flair, and her relationship with Becky Lynch.
Check out some highlights:
On getting into wrestling:
I didn’t grow up wanting to wrestle. My brothers grew up wanting to be just like my dad. I just never saw myself as a Diva or a model, and it wasn’t until Wrestlemania in Miami when the ‘Four Horsemen’ were inducted in 2012, one of the producers was trying to get my little brother in the business and get him motivated, and looked at me at dinner and was like ‘WHY AREN’T YOU DOING THIS??’ I was just like ‘….I don’t know.’ I wasn’t really doing a lot with my life. I had already graduated from college and I was a little lost. Three months later I reported to NXT in Tampa in July, 2012, and the rest is history.
On getting advice from her father:
My dad always told me the most important part of your segment is the minute you walk through the curtain. If you don’t believe in yourself, the audience isn’t gonna believe in yourself. And even when I’d be sitting backstage, I’d be like, ‘I don’t know how to do this, I feel like I’m going to faint, I don’t remember my match, I don’t know, like, how do you be The Queen?’ And like, sometimes I still go, ‘How am I going to be that badass that walks through that curtain because I don’t feel like that every single day? But it’s just, when that music hits and I walk through, I know I’m that good.
On her relationship with Becky Lynch:
Becky and I call ourselves Thelma & Louise. This roller coaster that we’ve been on professionally and personally makes us who we are today, I needed The Man to be The Queen, and she needed The Queen to be The Man. I don’t want to use the word jealousy, but there is such a competitive nature to both of us. I want to be the best, she wants to be the best, and that’s very important to have in this business.
"The most important part of your segment is the minute you walk through that curtain… When that music hits and I walk through I'm like, 'I know I'm that good.'"
— Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) February 11, 2020