Corey Graves Isn’t A Fan Of Charlotte Flair’s Current Booking: ‘She Looks Like She’s Going Through The Motions’
Currently, Charlotte is attempting to become a WWE Women’s Tag Team Champion, but Graves feels like it is evident in Charlotte’s body language that she is also not fond of the current direction for her television character.
“Now hear me out. This is Charlotte Flair we’re talking about, okay? She has a resumé a mile long and in a few short years has already cemented herself as one of, if not the greatest female superstar in WWE history,” said Graves. “By the time it’s all said and done, I’m pretty certain we will be referring to “The Queen” as such. But something about what’s been happening lately just feels off. This whole tag team thing with Charlotte finding a different partner week after week, it just doesn’t click. I’m not feeling it. And it looks to me like Charlotte’s not feeling it. You can see it on her face. Charlotte Flair looks like she’s going through the motions and getting through the night. And again, I don’t mean this as an insult. She is a close friend of mine. I have all the respect in the world for Charlotte Flair. I am not in any way saying anything negative about her ability. I am saying what is happening around Charlotte Flair has made her feel less than Charlotte Flair..”
Corey cites the recent booking of Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch as frenemies as part of the reason he feels “The Queen’s” current booking is not clicking with him.
He continued, “For some reason, despite the fact that they spent the better part of last year trying to kill one another, she and Becky are all of a sudden just pals. I mean, Charlotte Flair and Asuka at WrestleMania a couple of years ago was maybe the match of the year, Charlotte Flair is one of the most exciting talents in all of WWE. Maybe the best athlete in the entire business. We’ve seen. Through her body of work that speaks for itself, Charlotte Flair has the ability to be consistent. We heard Roman Reigns talk about the importance of consistency on this show last week. Kevin Owens talked about how his passion for what he’s doing on television truly matters because it means he has something to live up to, something to deliver. And I feel like maybe Charlotte Flair is of the same ilk.”
Before wrapping up by saying that he would like the return of his preferred version of Charlotte Flair, Corey would say that he feels Charlotte carried the historic main event of WrestleMania this year, which was won by Becky Lynch.
“Let’s be perfectly honest here, Charlotte Flair carried the main event of WrestleMania this year. Yes, “The Man” Becky Lynch won. Yes, Becky got all the spotlights and accolades and deservedly so. But let’s be honest, if Charlotte Flair was not in that triple threat match at WrestleMania, there is no way that that match is nearly as exciting or successful as it was, period. I will argue that point to the death Charlotte Flair to me was the star of that matchup because she is a pro, she is highly talented, and when she’s motivated, dare I say untouchable,” he professed. “So I don’t know how you fix this. Maybe Charlotte Flair just needs to be in the title picture all the time. I miss “The “Queen. My queen. The villainous… that just kicked everybody’s because she was superior. I don’t know how you could bring it back. I don’t think it’s a tough thing to fix, but it needs to come back. Either that or let Charlotte Flair take a little bit of a break, let her take some time off and just disappear from the public eye for a few months. Let everybody remember why they missed Charlotte Flair, why she is who she is. I know I’m forced to explain myself ad-nauseum, but allow me to reiterate one more time, I want my queen back.”
Corey is likely more anxious for vintage Flair as he and Charlotte are no longer on the same show. Charlotte is now on Monday Night Raw while Corey does the color commentary for Friday Night SmackDown.
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