Charlotte Flair has taken exception with ESPN after appearing on SportsCenter earlier this week.
During her appearance, which was with her WrestleMania 35 opponents — Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch — Charlotte was listed on-screen simply as “Daughter of WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair.” For Rousey and Lynch, various accolades and achievements they have accomplished throughout their careers were listed under their names on-screen during the segment.
Following the show, Charlotte took to social media to blast the crew at ESPN for the disrespectful move, noting she is an 8-time women’s champion, a former cover girl for ESPN’s own annual “The Body” issue, and a person that is referenced in multiple articles — regularly — on their various websites and social media channels.
“Dear [ESPN], 7 [time, now 8] WWE Women’s Champion would have been fine,” wrote Charlotte via her official Twitter page in reference to the insulting “Daughter of WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair” tagline that appeared under her name on the screen on SportsCenter. “If you need a more detailed list of my accolades, feel free to reference last year’s Body Issue or one of the many articles about me on your website.”
The new SmackDown Women’s Champion concluded, “Sincerely, Daughter of [WWE Hall Of Famer] Ric Flair.”
WrestleMania 35 goes down from MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey on Sunday, April 7th. Make sure to join us here at eWrestling.com on 4/7 for live play-by-play results coverage of the show.
7x (now 8) WWE Women’s Champion would have been fine.
If you need a more detailed list of my accolades, feel free to reference last year’s Body Issue or one of the many articles about me on your website.
Daughter of @WWE HOF’er Ric Flair
— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) March 27, 2019