Ric Flair Names Charlotte Flair As “Best Performer In WWE”
In a statement that may not surprise some people, Ric Flair has named his daughter Charlotte Flair as the best performer in all of WWE.
At WrestleMania 39 Saturday one week ago, one of the best matches on the show was the Smackdown Women’s Championship match between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley. Some people believe it was one of the best women’s matches in WWE history.
The match was praised heavily by fans at home, certain wrestling observers, and of course, the crowd at SoFi Stadium in Los Angeles that spent most of the second half of the match standing on their feet reacting to everything that the two talented women did.
In a back-and-forth matchup, Charlotte Flair came close to winning a few times. However, Ripley kept on fighting back. In the end, it was Royal Rumble winner Rhea Ripley hitting a Riptide slam off the middle rope for the pinfall win after about 24 minutes of action.
As wrestling fans know, Ric Flair is the father of Charlotte Flair and is definitely her biggest fan as well. Ric wasn’t happy about WWE choosing to put the Sami Zayn & Kevin Owens win over The Usos in the main event of WrestleMania 39 instead of Charlotte-Rhea.
On his “To Be The Man” podcast, Ric praised his daughter Charlotte Flair as the best in WWE while also having good things to say about Rhea as well.
“She’s (Charlotte) on another level now, I know people are gonna say that’s your daughter. She’s the best performer in the company. She just flat out is, man or woman. Nobody can take bumps like that at her size, or no woman rather. Unbelievable. And Rhea stepped up. I mean, Rhea was a real pro man, what a match.”
“In a match like that, it doesn’t even matter who wins or loses. You have to keep track, you keep track of, you know, like at her stage because of the world titles but damn they stole [the show], I’m not kidding you. And I watched everything. I didn’t see anything. I saw good matches, but nothing like that. And they started out slowly, does that make sense?”
“At first I wondered because if there was enough interaction, enough heat, enough build up, build up to it, because they kept her off TV so much I couldn’t figure that out. I’ve heard an explanation, I’m not buying that. But boy, once they got rolling what a match, unbelievable.”