Charlotte Flair recently spoke with the folks from Sport Bible for an interview. Featured below are some of the highlights.
On her Last Woman Standing loss to Becky Lynch at WWE Evolution being her best performance yet: “It was a culmination of learning, us being best friends and it being the all-women’s pay-per-view. It’s a chance for all the women to show what they have and say, ‘No, I’m the best!’ – it just raises the bar. That’s why I like having two brands; Smackdown wants to be better than Raw, Raw wants to be better than Smackdown – it creates competition and you have to have competition. I think [the] Last Woman Standing [match] has been my best performance so far.”
On being nervous going into WWE Evolution: “I was actually nervous about the Last Woman Standing match because not having a count or a pinfall, I’ve never had one of these. At least with the Falls Count Anywhere you’re still getting a count! I think the last women’s standing match has to be the most challenging but I wish I could go back and redo my Hell in a Cell match because I wish I was the talent back then that I am now and I would have done so many things different and better.”
On going into WWE Evolution with Lynch wanting to steal the show: “If you look at the Last Woman Standing match, it was the storytelling, the emotion, the psychology and the selling. Just in the last six months I feel like things are clicking. I’ve been able to be a bad guy and I’ve been able to be a good guy so I see what each side needs but once you figure out it’s all about having a connection with the audience, it’s not about the moves – you just put the moves where you want.”
On still leaning on her legendary father, Ric Flair, for advice: “I remember walking out at Hell in a Cell and I asked what if they don’t buy it and he said, ‘Oh, just call it out there, feel it’ and I’m just like, ‘WHAT?!’. He helps me more with confidence, just when you first walk out of Gorilla that’s the most important moment because if you believe in yourself no matter whether you are a good guy or bad guy, the audience is going to believe in you. He helps me with presence and believing in myself because I feel like that’s half the battle; having the confidence in the ring. You can have all the moves in the book but if you don’t take a moment to really soak in, embrace and really demand that attention. It’s something you can’t teach.”
Check out the complete Charlotte Flair interview at SportBible.com.