Charlotte Flair Says Her WWE Character Is Her “Escape”

Charlotte Flair

Charlotte Flair has explained how wildly she differs from her WWE character.

Charlotte Flair is one of the most decorated wrestlers in WWE history, more than living up to her famous last name and moving out of her iconic father’s shadow.

The Queen is often seen at the centre of things in the women’s division of the company and is never shy about listing her accolades and achievements. However, behind the character, Ashley Fliehr is a very different person.

Speaking on the Self-Care Is For Everyone, Charlotte Flair opened up candidly about how her WWE character is very different from her real-life personality:

“I’m definitely not as cool or glamorous [as my character]. So the short answer is when I first started in wrestling, I wanted to create a woman that I wanted it to be like in my real life. If you’ve watched WWE over the years, Charlotte can be petty, arrogant, entitled; all of those things, but at the character’s core, it’s just always being confident and fighting for what she believes in and competitiveness.

“As I’ve grown more confident in my real life over the years, I felt like my character just kept growing leaps and bounds because of it. I wish I was as put together as my character. I always have great outfits and robes. In real life, I’m very casual, laid back. I’ve got my sandals and socks that I wear.

“Charlotte is kind of like my escape. It’s not necessarily a bad thing. I like going to work and being her. I like playing that character because even if I don’t feel like that, Charlotte always gets to be like that. I had my first extended break last year. I was forced to have the break because I needed mouth surgery, and I was like, ‘Oh man, maybe I do mask a lot of things.’ It’s easy to just turn it on and be Charlotte and not deal with how you’re really feeling in real life. So it’s kind of like, pros and cons.”

Charlotte Flair wants gold at SummerSlam

Charlotte Flair will be on the hunt for the 15th WWE Women’s Championship reign of her career when she does battle with Asuka and Bianca Belair at SummerSlam.

Flair last held gold in the company back at WrestleMania 39 when she entered the showpiece event as the SmackDown Women’s Champion only to lose that title to Rhea Ripley.

h/t Fightful