Charlotte Flair Talks Growing Every Year As A Performer
The Smackdown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair has explained how she has grown as a performer while learning to enjoy every moment.
Charlotte Flair is the most successful woman in WWE history in terms of Women’s Championship reigns. As a 12-time Women’s Champion on the WWE main roster over the last years (plus two more in NXT if you want to count those), she is well in front of the rest of the pack.
From a performance standpoint, Charlotte Flair is praised heavily by a lot of people, especially her legendary two-time WWE Hall of Fame father Ric Flair. Ric constantly talks about how Charlotte is better than he ever was while saying recently she has never been happier in her life.
After getting married to fellow professional wrestler (now in AEW after meeting his wife in WWE) Andrade El Idolo in May 2022, Charlotte became Smackdown Women’s Champion again on December 30th when she beat Ronda Rousey in a surprising title change that lasted about 45 seconds. It was also Charlotte’s first match in about seven months, which shows “The Queen” doesn’t really have ring rust like other people.
During an interview with a Denver DJ named JR on the Cool to be You podcast, Charlotte Flair talked about her growth as a performer.
“I guess, just making the most of every opportunity, and when I get to be on camera, just enjoying it.”
“I grow so much every year as a performer. I really enjoyed the level of calmness and confidence and the ability to enjoy the audience while I’m out there. Whereas before, you know, maybe sometimes my nerves got the best of me, or I wasn’t in the moment. Now, every time I am out there, I just — I’m really enjoying the space in my career.”
At WrestleMania 39 on April 1st or April 2nd, Charlotte Flair will defend the Smackdown Women’s Champion against the 2023 Women’s Royal Rumble winner Royal Rumble. It’s a rematch of their 2020 WrestleMania 36 match in front of no fans at the WWE Performance Center, which saw Charlotte win the NXT Women’s Title from Ripley. This time, Ripley is more experienced as she comes after Flair’s title.
“I don’t think much has changed [from the first time they fought at WrestleMania], but yeah, that’s kind of where my mind is at. I don’t need to beat you. You need to beat me.”