Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair. Image Credits: Bleacher Report

Born on 5th April in 1986, Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr, popularly known as Charlotte Flair, is an American professional wrestler, former personal trainer currently signed to WWE, writer and author. At present, she is performing on the Raw and SmackDown brand under the ring name Charlotte Flair. Being the daughter of one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time – Ric Flair, she is a second-generation wrestler in her family.

Fliehr’s WWE career started from 2012 when she began training with the Company and then made her debut in WWE’s NXT (the then-developmental) brand in 2013. In 2014, she won the NXT Women’s Championship and was named as the Rookie of the Year by the Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI).

Charlotte Flair
Charlotte Flair. Image Credits: Bleacher Report

From there, she went on to become eight-time Women’s World Champion in WWE. Her accomplishments (after being promoted to WWE’s main roster in 2015) include being a former (and final) Divas Champion, the first and a record-tying four-time Raw Women’s Champion and a record three-time SmackDown Women’s Champion.

In 2016, PWI readers voted Charlotte Flair both as – Woman of the Year and world’s Top Female Professional Wrestler of 2016. Later in October 2016, she became the first woman to headline a WWE pay-per-view event. Charlotte Flair is the first and only wrestler to hold all four championships in WWE as well as being the longest-reigning SmackDown Women’s Champion in the history of WWE.

After NXT was promoted as WWE’s third main brand in 2019, Charlotte Flair would win the NXT Women’s Title a second time in 2020 and posted a record of 12-time women’s world champion. The same year, she also won the 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble match.

Early Life Of Charlotte Flair

The pro wrestler Ric Flair and his then-wife Elizabeth Harrell gave birth to Charlotte Flair in Charlotte in North Carolina. She has an older half-sister named Megan and an elder half-brother as David while her younger brother Reid died on 29 March 2013. During her time at Providence High School,  Charlotte Flair won two NCHSAA 4 A-State championships in volleyball and then became the team captain and player of the year in 2004-05.

Young Charlotte Flair
NEW YORK, NY – MARCH 24: Justin Tuck, David Hasselhoff, guest, and Ashley Fliehr attend the Chicago Bulls vs New York Knicks game at Madison Square Garden on March 24, 2016, in New York City. (Photo by James Devaney/GC Images)

She played volleyball in the 2005 and 2006 seasons while attending Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina. After that, she was transferred to North Carolina State University for her graduation in Bachelor of Science in public relations while also being a certified personal trainer prior to becoming a wrestler.

On the 6th December, 2004 episode of Raw held in her hometown in Charlotte Flair was in the ringside. Around 12 years later, on July 25 in 2016, Charlotte Flair, herself and Sasha Banks competed in the only third-time main event for WWE Women’s Championship

Personal Life Of Charlotte Flair

On 5th September 2005, Charlotte Flair was arrested in Chapel Hill of North Carolina for assaulting a police officer after a fight that involved her, her then-boyfriend, and her father. She pleaded guilty to a lesser charge and was sentenced to 45 days in jail, which, later, was suspended to supervised probation and a $200 fine.

She married to Riki Johnson in May 2010 and remained married to him until February 2013. In late 2017, a joint biography of her and her father was released in regards to which Charlotte Flair revealed her reason for leaving Johnson for being the victim of multiple domestic assaults.

A year later, in October 2018, Johnson filed a lawsuit against Charlotte Flair, the author – Brian Shields, her father, and WWE for writing “defamatory statements” in the biography. After breaking up her marriage with Johnson, Charlotte Flair was married to Thomas Latimer, also known as Bram in the ring, from 2013 to October 2015. At present, Charlotte Flair has been in a relationship with the fellow WWE wrestler Manuel Andrade Oropeza, who goes by the ring name Andrade. On the eve of January 1, 2020, the two got engaged.

Charlotte Flair, Andrade
Charlotte Flair, Andrade. Image Credits: WWE

The feisty wrestler of WWE, Charlotte Flair has multiple tattoos on her body. There are two hearts above her waistline, while her first husband, Riki’s name is fashioned below her waistline. There is a heart on her left wrist, a quote from the Bible on the left side of her torso, reading “guard your heart above all else, for it will determine the course of your life” (Proverbs 4:23), across on the right side of her torso, and a quote on her right forearm – “a little patience…” from the Guns N’ Roses song “Patience”. The latter two are the tributes to her late brother, Reid.

Professional Wrestling Career

World Wrestling Championship (in the 2000s)

At the age of 14, Charlotte Flair made her first appearance with her father in 2000 in professional wrestling at the age of 14 during the World Championship Wrestling (WCW). She appeared as Ashley Flair during her father’s feud with Vince Russo and her half-brother David. On the May 15 episode of Monday Nitro, Charlotte Flair appeared in a vignette in which Russo, David, and Daffney invaded the Flair family home until being confronted by Flair, her mother Beth, and her brother Reid.

At The Great American Bash held on June 11, Charlotte Flair was present at the ringside for the retirement match conducted between Ric, her dad, and David. She and her brother Reid attacked Russo and handcuffed him, as he attempted to interfere in the match on David’s behalf, and helped their father to go on to defeat David.

Charlotte Flair, Ric Flair
Charlotte Flair, Ric Flair. Image Credits: Getty Images

On the following episode of Monday Nitro, David and Russo faced Ric in a handicap match with the Flair family once again at the ringside. Charlotte Flair attempted to interfere on her father’s behalf but was restrained by R&B Security, Russo’s henchmen, allowing David and Russo to defeat Ric and partially shave his head.

WWE

Early career (2012–2014)

On 17th May 2012, Charlotte Flair signed a developmental contract with WWE. She trained under Lodi in North Carolina before joining NXT, the then-developmental territory of WWE, in Tampa, Florida. Her trainers in NXT included Sara Del Rey.

Charlotte Flair, however, adopted her first half of the ring name, Charlotte during her first televised singles match on the 17th July 2013 episode of NXT, where she defeated Bayley. In late 2013, Charlotte formed a tag team with Bayley, and then on the September 4 episode of NXT, the duo defeated Aksana and Alicia Fox.

On the October 10 episode of NXT, Bayley accompanied Flair to a match against Santana Garrett, which she won. But during the match, The BFFs—Beautiful, Fierce Females (Sasha Banks and Summer Rae) came to the ring and attempted to convince Bayley to join them, much to Charlotte’s annoyance. On the November 13 episode of NXT, Charlotte Flair attacked Bayley and joined the BFFs, and established herself as the villainess in the process.

Charlotte Flair, Bayley
Charlotte Flair, Bayley. Image Credits: Bleacher Report

After suffering from a legit injury, Charlotte Flair was absent for two months and returned on the 22nd January 2014, episode of NXT. And after that, she began accompanying Rae and Banks to their matches. In February, she confronted and challenged NXT Women’s Champion Paige during an interview with Renee Young.

Following Rae’s elevation to WWE’s main roster, Flair and Banks went on to feud with Bayley, who had formed an alliance with Natalya. She defeated Charlotte Flair by disqualification after Banks interfered on the March 27 episode of NXT. Charlotte Flair appeared alongside Sasha Banks and Alexa Bliss in Triple H’s entrance in his match against Daniel Bryan held on April 6 at WrestleMania XXX.

On the episode of NXT telecasted on April 24, the feud between Charlotte Flair and Paige ended as she and Banks defeated Emma and Paige, with Charlotte Flair scoring the pinfall over Paige.

NXT Women’s Champion (2014–2015)

Charlotte Flair competed in an eight-woman tournament for the NXT Women’s Championship held in early May. She defeated Emma in the first round, Alexa Bliss in the semi-finals and Natalya in the finals at the NXT TakeOver held on 29th May 2014 and became the NXT Women’s Champion for the first time in her WWE career.

On the June 6 episode of NXT, Charlotte Flair defeated Bayley as Summer Rae (after returning from a four-month absence) distracted her. After this, the BFFs attempted to attack Bayley but were chased away by Emma and the returning Paige.

The altercation prompted a six-woman tag team match on the June 12 episode of NXT, where Bayley pinned Flair and the BFFs lost the match. But then later in the 3rd July episode of NXT, Flair and Sasha Banks defeated Bayley and Becky Lynch. Later in the match, Banks officially disbanded the BFFs in a backstage segment after Charlotte Flair abandoned her to get attacked by Bayley.

Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch
Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch. Image Credits: Twitter

And then on the July 24 episode of NXT, Flair successfully defended the women’s championship against Summer Rae. Then she went on to retain her title against Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way on September 11, and afterwards, Charlotte Flair stopped Banks from attacking Bayley.

On the October 2 episode of NXT, she defeated Bayley in the rematch but raised Bayley’s arm before sharing a hug and shaking hands. This turned around Flair’s character back into a fan-favourite character. After this, Charlotte and Bayleyhad a feud with Banks and her partner Becky Lynch throughout the following several weeks.

On the Slammy Awards special episode of Raw on December 8, Charlotte Flair made her first appearance on WWE’s main roster. Although she lost to Natalya in a non-title match, Flair retained the NXT Women’s Championship against Banks at NXT TakeOver: R Evolution on December 11.

She repeated the same performances in the rematches on December 25 and 21 January 2015, episodes of NXT, respectively. On the 11th February episode at NXT TakeOver: Rival, Charlotte Flair dropped the championship to Banks in a fatal four-way match, involving Bayley and Becky Lynch, which ended her reign at 258 days. On the 4th March episode of NXT, Flair failed to regain the championship in a rematch against Banks.

Later on 20the May, at the NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable, Flair teamed up with Bayley and defeated Dana Brooke and Emma. And repeated the same fate on the July 8 episode of NXT but this time she teamed up with her rival Sasha Banks. After this, Charlotte Flair challenged Banks to an NXT Women’s Championship match, which Banks accepted.

The following week on the July 15 episode of NXT, they had their championship match where banks retained the championship. And afterwards, the two shared a hug and Banks raised Flair’s hand as a sign of respect.

Women’s Revolution (2015–2016)

In the13thJuly 2015, episode of Raw, Stephanie McMahon called for a “revolution” in the Divas division and subsequently introduced Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch, and Sasha Banks as members of the main roster. Flair and Lynch allied with Paige, who was engaged in a feud with Team Bella (Alicia Fox and The Bella Twins), while Banks allied with Tamina and Naomi, starting a rivalry between the three teams.

Charlotte, Paige, Becky Lynch
Charlotte, Paige, Becky Lynch.Image Credits: WWE

The trio of Charlotte, Lynch, and Paige was dubbed Team PCB after the first name initials of each wrestler. On 19 July at Battleground, Flair defeated Banks and Brie Bella in a triple threat match in her WWE pay-per-view debut. The three teams then ultimately faced off at the SummerSlam in a three-team elimination match that was won by Flair’s team as Lynch pinned Brie Bella.

On the 31st August episode of Raw, Charlotte Flair overcame fellow Team PCB members’ records in the first-ever Divas Beat the Clock challenge. She was named the new number 1 contender to Nikki Bella‘s Divas Championship. On the September 14 episode of Raw, she would be up against Nikki Bella in her title match that was initially advertised for Night of Champions.

She was to stop Bella from surpassing AJ Lee‘s record and becoming the longest-reigning Divas Champion. Charlotte Flair won the match by disqualification after she pinned Brie due to the twins switching places that caused Nikki to retain her title and beat the record in the process.

On September 20 at Night of Champions, Charlotte Flair defeated Nikki in a rematch to win the Divas Championship for the first time. During her celebration the following night on Raw, Paige cut a worked shoot promo and turned on her and Lynch and berated them and the Divas division.

Throughout October, Paige acted as if she wanted to reconcile with Lynch and Flair but attacked them both and cemented her departure from the team. It happened just a night after Flair successfully retained her championship against Nikki Bella at Hell in a Cell.

At the end of 2015, she successfully defended her title against Paige on three different occasions—at Survivor Series on 22nd November, in a rematch the following night on Raw, and at then at TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs on December 13.

By the November, Flair began displaying villainous traits as she defeated her friend Becky Lynch when she feigned a leg injury which was followed by a distraction provided by her father. Throughout December, the relationship between Flair and Lynch continued to strain.

And then after losing to Lynch at the 4th January 2016 episode of Raw, she attacked Lynch and for the first time solidified her villainous turn in NXT, ever since 2014. Three days later on the SmackDown, at the Royal Rumble on January 24, with the help of her father, Charlotte Flair successfully retained the Divas Championship against Lynch.

Charlotte Flair vs Brie Bella
Charlotte Flair vs Brie Bella. Image Credits: WWE

After she lost to her in a non–title match in February, Brie Bella received a title match at Fastlane. In that match, Flair once again successfully retained her title. And then a few weeks later, on March 12 at Roadblock, Charlotte retained the title against Natalya.

In the very same month, Flair caused a number one contender’s match between Lynch and Banks to end in a no-contest after attacking both contenders. As a result, a triple threat match between Flair, Banks, and Lynch for the Divas Championship was scheduled for WrestleMania 32. At the event, a new WWE Women’s Championship replaced the Divas Championship and Flair defeated Banks and Lynch to become the inaugural champion.

Raw Women’s Champion (2016–2017)

Right after WrestleMania 32, Flair began a feud with Natalya and successfully defended the title against her on the 11th April 2016 episode of Raw. With the disqualification ending, a rematch was in place to be held on 1st May at Payback.

Natalya vs Charlotte Flair
Natalya vs Charlotte Flair. Image Credits: WWE

Although Natalya had not submitted in a reference to the infamous “shoot screwjob” the Montreal Screwjob, there Flair defeated Natalya after referee Charles Robinson ended the match as she held Natalya in the sharpshooter. With the help of distraction provided by Dana Broke, she retained her title against Natalya in a submission match at Extreme Rules on May 22.

The following night on Raw, Flair turned on her father claiming that she no longer needed him, and, further aligned herself with Brooke who was to be dubbed as her protege. On the June 19 episode of Money in the Bank, Flair and Brooke defeated Natalya and Lynch in a tag team match.

She retained her title at the 20 June episode of Raw, with the help of Brooke as the two attacked Paige after the match. This led to a tag team match the following week, where Banks and Paige defeated them. And then on July 24 at Battleground, Flair and Brooke were defeated by Banks and the debutant, Bayley.

On July 19, she was drafted to the Raw brand to the 2016 WWE draft. After that Flair made her first appearance for the brand on the 25th July episode of Raw, but she lost the WWE Women’s Championship to Sasha Banks, ending her reign at 113 days.

After that, on August 21 at SummerSlam, she competed against Banks in a rematch for the title and became a two-time champion. Flair retained the title in a triple threat match against Banks and Bayley during the Clash of Champions held on September 25.

Meanwhile, the WWE Women’s Championship was, by then, renamed Raw Women’s Championship after the creation of the SmackDown Women’s Championship. However, once again, Flair dropped her title to Banks during the main event of the October 3 episode of Raw.

Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks
Charlotte Flair, Sasha Banks. Image Credits: WWE

Flair regained the title from Banks in the first-ever Women’s Hell in a Cell match held on 30th October and became a three-time women’s champion. Also, it was the first time a women’s match was the last match on a WWE pay-per-view. On the November 20 episode, the following night on Raw, Flair was revealed as captain of Team Raw for Survivor Series.

In that episode, Team Raw defeated Team SmackDown, with Flair and Bayley being the survivors for Team Raw. On the November 28 episode of Raw, Flair competed against Banks, where Banks defeated her for the title. After this, Ric Flair came out and celebrated with Banks.

A 30-minute iron man match between the two was scheduled for Roadblock: End of the Line on December 18, which resulted in a 2–2 draw. But, eventually, Flair defeated Banks by 3–2 in sudden death overtime and became a record four-time Raw Women’s Champion while ending their six months feud since it was stipulated that Banks could not invoke her rematch clause after that.

Shortly after, Flair started a feud with Bayley who managed to defeat her in two non-title matches right after her main roster in August. This was followed by a title match between the two, held at the Royal Rumble on 29 January 2017, where Flair successfully retained the title over Bayley.

But then in the February 13 episode of Raw, Flair dropped the title to Bayley in the main event. On March 5, at Fastlane, she failed to regain the title in a rematch against Bayley which was marked as her first pay-per-view singles match loss after 16 singles victories.

And in March the same year, Flair ended her association with Brooke and defeated her in a singles match. She competed in a four-way elimination match against Bayley, Banks, and Nia Jax on the April 2, at WrestleMania 33. But she was eventually eliminated by the winner – Bayley. On the April 10 episode of Raw, Flair was defeated by Jax in her final match for the brand.

SmackDown Women’s Champion (2017–2018)

In April 2017, Charlotte Flair was drafted to SmackDown brand as a part of the Superstar Shake-up. The following week on SmackDown Live, she earned a title opportunity as Flair defeated the SmackDown Women’s Champion Naomi in a non-title match, which ended in a no-contest after The Welcoming Committee (Natalya, Carmella and Tamina) attacked both contestants.

After this event, Flair became the first woman in WWE history to ever compete in the main events of Raw, SmackDown and a WWE pay-per-view.

In May, Flair aligned with Becky Lynch and Naomi against The Welcoming Committee, turning face in the process. In a six-woman tag team match at the Backlash, The Welcoming Committee defeated Flair, Naomi and Lynch as the latter submitted to Natalya’s sharpshooter.

Shortly after this, Flair competed at Money in the Bank, being the first one to be a part of the first-ever women’s Money in the Bank ladder match. It was, later, won by Carmella. On July 23, at Battleground, Flair competed in a five-way elimination match to determine the number one contender for the championship but was the last woman to be eliminated by the eventual winner – Natalya.

Charlotte Flair vs Carmella
Charlotte Flair vs Carmella. Image Credits: WWE

After taking a brief pause to assist her father in his legit health issues, Flair returned to SmackDown on September 19, thanking the WWE Universe for supporting her family. Later that night, she won a fatal four-way match to once again become the number one contender for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.

She retained her title on October 8, at Hell in a Cell, as Natalya attacked Flair with a steel chair, causing a disqualification victory for Flair. On the November 14 episode of SmackDown, Flair defeated Natalya in a rematch to win the title in her hometown. There Flair became the first woman wrestler to win the Divas, NXT, Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championship.

With the win, Flair replaced Natalya in the inter-brand champion versus champion match and defeated the Raw Women’s Champion Alexa Bliss at the Survivor Series. A month later, at Clash of Champions on December 17, Flair retained the title against Natalya in a lumberjack match.

Towards the end of 2017, Flair once again aligned with Becky Lynch and Naomi to feud with debutant The Riott Squad (Ruby Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan). At Fastlane on 11 March 2018, Flair defeated Ruby Riott to retain the SmackDown Women’s Championship and was subsequently challenged by the Royal Rumble winner Asuka.

Flair won the ensuing title match at WrestleMania 34 as she made Asuka submit, ending the challenger’s undefeated streak at 914 days in the process. Two days later, on the April 10 episode of SmackDown, The IIconics (Peyton Royce and Billie Kay) attacked Flair during a promo.

Carmella used the opportunity to cash in her Money in the Bank contract and won the championship. Flair failed to regain the title in a rematch on May 6 at Backlash. But then, in June, she competed in her second Money in the Bank ladder match that was ultimately won by Alexa Bliss. After the event, Flair took time off to undergo surgery due to a ruptured breast implant.

Feud with Becky Lynch (2018–2019)

After her surgery, Flair returned on the 31st July episode of SmackDown and saved Becky Lynch from an attack by Carmella. Later, she defeated Carmella so that she would be inserted into the championship match between Carmella and Lynch at the SummerSlam, making it a triple-threat match.

At the event, Flair pinned Lynch to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship for the second time in her career. With that, she became the second woman in WWE history to hold seven women’s championships, alongside WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus. After the match, Lynch attacked Flair and ignited a feud between the two.

Charlotte Flair vs Becky Lynch
Charlotte Flair vs Becky Lynch. Image Credits: WWE

This led to a match at Hell in a Cell on September 16, where Flair lost the title to Lynch. However, Flair defeated Lynch via disqualification at Super Show-Down, fighting her in a rematch two days later at the October 8 episode of SmackDown.

The fight ended up in a double count-out. This resulted in Flair receiving another title opportunity against Lynch in the first-conducted Last Woman Standing match at Evolution, but was defeated by Lynch.

At the Survivor Series held in November, Flair was picked by Becky Lynch as her replacement in a match against the then-Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series. She lost the match via disqualification after brutally attacking Rousey with a kendo stick and a chair, thus turning into a tweener in the process.

The following month, on December 16 at the TLC pay-per-view, Flair competed in the first-ever Women’s TLC – Tables, Ladders, and Chairs match against both Lynch and Asuka. Asuka won the match after Rousey pushed both Flair and Lynch off a ladder.

The following year on January 27, 2019, at the Royal Rumble, Flair competed in the women’s Royal Rumble match, lasting 50:01 minutes. She eliminated five women and was the final woman eliminated by the eventual winner, Becky Lynch.

As a result, Lynch earned a title match against Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 35. However, in February, Vince McMahon (kayfabe) suspended Lynch for 60 days and replaced her with Flair. In March, Lynch was reinstated. After being reinstated in March, Lynch defeated Flair via disqualification, after Rousey attacked Lynch to give her the win at Fastlane.

Just a few days before WrestleMania, on the March 26 episode of SmackDown, Flair defeated Asuka to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship for the third time. And, became the only woman in WWE history to win eight women’s championship titles, so far.

At the first main event drafted for women’s at the WrestleMania event, Flair lost her championship in a ‘Winner takes all’ – for both her SmackDown and Ronda Rousey’s Raw Women’s Championships, as Lynch pinned Rousey to win both titles.

Record-breaking reigns (2019–present)

Shortly after WrestleMania, Flair continued her feud with Lynch over the SmackDown Women’s Championship, stating that she had not been defeated at WrestleMania. She earned a rematch by defeating Bayley and the title by defeating Lynch after the interference by Lacey Evansat Money in the Bank regained.

After the match, the two continued to attack Lynch until Bayley made the save. Bayley cashed-in and defeated Flair to end her reign at just 4 minutes and 52 seconds, recording her shortest title reign of all time, and the shortest for that title respectively.

On the July 16 episode of SmackDown, Flair called herself “the greatest female superstar of all time” and entered into a short storyline with WWE Hall of Famer Trish Stratus. At SummerSlam, she defeated Stratus by submission in what was the latter’s second retirement match.

Charlotte Flair vs Trish Stratus
Charlotte Flair vs Trish Stratus. Image Credits: WWE

After that win, Flair felt that she deserved an opportunity at the SmackDown Women’s Championship – re-igniting her feud with Bayley. At the Clash of Champions held on September 15, Bayley retained over Flair, using an exposed turnbuckle.

After she made Bayley submit during a tag team match (between Flair and Becky Lynch against Bayley and Banks), Flair earned herself another opportunity. On October 6, at Hell in a Cell, Flair defeated Bayley to win her record fifth SmackDown Women’s Championship, her tenth women’s championship on WWE’s main roster. Five days later on SmackDown, Flair dropped the title back to Bayley.

As part of the 2019 draft, Flair was drafted to the Raw brand. Flair was revealed as captain of Team Raw for Survivor Series in November. There, the team Raw lost to Team SmackDown, after the Team Raw member –Asuka spat green mist in Flair’s face, causing Flair to be eliminated.

The following night on Raw, Flair lost to Asuka. She then joined forces with Becky Lynch to face The Kabuki Warriors (Asuka and Kairi Sane) for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship in a TLC match at the TLC: Tables, Ladders & Chairs, but the two failed nonetheless.

The match saw Sane suffering a legitimate concussion mid-match. In a later interview, Flair addressed Sane’s injury, stating: “Obviously Kairi was hurt, but in the match, I’m just thinking: ‘How do we keep people invested?'”

At the Royal Rumble pay-per-view held on 26 January 2020, Flair won the Royal Rumble match by lastly eliminating Shayna Baszler. She spent weeks teasing an announcement for her championship opponent at WrestleMania 36, which lead to confrontations with the then-NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley on Raw and NXT.

At NXT TakeOver: Portland, after Ripley retained her championship against Bianca Belair, Flair attacked Ripley from behind and accepted Ripley’s challenge to face her for the NXT Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 36.

For the first time in WWE history, the Rumble winner chose an NXT championship to challenge for WrestleMania, which were previously ineligible, also marking it as the first time that an NXT championship would be defended at WrestleMania.

At the event, Flair defeated Ripley to capture her second NXT Women’s Championship, tying the record with Baszler, and marking her overall 12th women’s title in WWE. At NXT TakeOver: In Your House, Flair lost the NXT Women’s Championship to Lo Shirai in a triple threat match that also involved Rhea Ripley, ending her reign at 63 days.

This recorded Flair’s second reign as champion as the shortest reign in the championship’s history. Afterwards, Flair announced that she would be taking time off to undergo another surgery on her breast implants.

The Flair Legacy

In the wrestling world, the bond shared between the father Ric Flair and his daughter Charlotte Flair is quite famous. While at several occasions, Ric has stated how proud he is for all the success and the excellence achieved by his daughter, Charlotte has also said how proud she is of the legacy that her father has created in the professional wrestling industry.

Even though two of them were not together in the initial years, Charlotte has achieved success like her father.

Charlotte Flair and Ric Flair
Charlotte Flair and Ric Flair. Image Credits: WWE

After winning the RAW Women’s Championship 4 times, the SmackDown Women’s Championship 5 times, the NXT Championship 2 times, and the WWE Divas Championship 1 time, she is the most decorated women in WWE with 12 titles.

Flair is one of the two first women to headline a WWE pay-per-view event in October 2016 (alongside Sasha Banks) and one of three women(alongside Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey) to headline WrestleMania – WWE’s flagship annual event, in April 2019. During her feud with Sasha Banks, they also were the first women to compete in a Hell in a Cell match. Flair’s athletic skills have been praised several times.

Other media

  • Flair appeared in the January 2016 issue of Muscle & Fitness.
  • Flair ranked 29th out of 50 in the 2017 Sports Illustrated fittest woman athletes of the year.
  • In June 2018, Flair appeared in the ESPN Body 10 magazine.
  • Flair made her video game debut as a playable character in WWE 2K17 and has since appeared in WWE 2K18 and WWE 2K19.
  • In 2017, Flair portrayed Heather Rockrear in Psych: The Movie.
  • Flair released Second Nature: The Legacy of Ric Flair and the Rise of Charlotte, co-written with her father and Brian Shields, author of the WWE Encyclopedia on September 19, 2017.

Charlotte Flair Championships and Accomplishments

Charlotte Flair’s Championships
Pro Wrestling Illustrated WWE NXT WWE
PWI Feud of the Year (2016) vs. Sasha Banks NXT Women’s Championship (1 time) WWE Divas Championship (1 time)
PWI ranked her #10 in the 2014 PWI Top 50 Females NXT Women’s Championship Tournament (2014) WWE Raw Women’s Championship (4 times)
PWI Rookie of the Year (2014) WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship (5 times, current)
PWI ranked her #6 in the 2015 PWI Top 50 Females
PWI ranked her #1 in the 2016 PWI Top 50 Females

Charlotte Flair Basics

 

Ring Name: Charlotte, Charlotte Flair

Nicknames: The Queen

Billed Weight: 144 lbs (65 kg)

Place of Birth: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Moves

Finishing Moves Signature Moves
Bow Down To The Queen/Natural Selection (Somersault cutter) Charlotte’s Web (Split-legged evasion transitioned into a bridging inverted roll-up)
Figure Eight (Bridging figure-four leglock) Queen’s Boot
Figure-four headscissors
German suplex
Moonsault
Knife edge chop
Corkscrew moonsault
Tilt-a-whirl gutbuster
Spear

 

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