Charlotte Flair on India, WWE & Becoming More Than Her Last Name
Charlotte Flair spoke about a lot of the challenges her last name has brought to her career.
The Quint spoke to 10-time Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair on her recent trip to India. The WWE star and daughter of legendary 16-time World Champion Ric Flair commented on her impressive heritage and what her favourite things about India are.
“I really don’t have a crazy answer. He is just dad to me,” was Charlotte’s instant response upon being asked how it was like to have a father who is one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.
“I didn’t grow up in a wild environment. I had to drink my milk, do my homework and go to bed. I didn’t grow up, per se, like a celebrity’s kid. I grew up in Charlotte, North Carolina and went to the same private school with the same 40 people until I got to high school,” she added.
Charlotte came to India to promote the WWE brand in conjunction with Sony Ten 1 and Ten 3.
On being asked what her favourite things about India are, Charlotte said “The culture. The food. The people are so welcoming. From the minute you land, not that the United States doesn’t have culture, I’m not saying that, but you see it here. From how you dress, to the cuisine, to everything.”
A big issue with Charlotte’s rise was the criticism she got for being put in the position she is in as a result of her last name. When The Quint asked her about the possible advantage she got, she said “I don’t think I have an advantage, if nothing else, I have a disadvantage. Every time I do an interview, every time I travel somewhere, anything I do, anything in my career is... Well, your Dad.”
“When other women talk about their careers it’s not like, there’s never any doubt. That is why I love playing the bad guy because I can say I only have a job and I am a 10-time Women’s Champion because I’m a Flair and the McMahons love me.”Charlotte Flair
Charlotte was also asked who her favourite wrestlers were and she replied by saying that they were all WCW/NWA legends in Dusty Rhodes, Arn Anderson and her Dad, Ric Flair.
Charlotte last wrestled at WWE’s Survivor Series, where she led Team Raw into a losing effort against Team NXT and Team SmackDown in a five-woman elimination match.
(With inputs from Ishaan Bhattacharya)
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