Lillian Garcia welcomes Charlotte Flair to the show.
Charlotte informs that she always wanted to travel the world, and now through working for WWE she’s about to make her fifth trip to Australia. She says she’s really looking forward to this trip because the stars of RAW and Smackdown will be there together, and this event is also going to be huge, much like WrestleMania.
Charlotte says that anytime you’re involved in an intriguing storyline it’s fun. Fans are really invested in this program between her and Becky Lynch, so now it’s their job to take advantage of that in order to make it last as long as possible. She points out that she’s worked with Lynch before but the dynamic is different this time due to the way the fans are reacting to Lynch.
Charlotte mentions that she doesn’t mind getting booed by the fans at all. If she wasn’t getting a reaction she’d be concerned, but as long as the fans are reacting to her in one way or another she’s doing her job. She notes that it just shows that the fans are invested in the feud.
Garcia informs that she spoke to Stone Cold Steve Austin recently, and she told him that this Lynch/Charlotte feud reminds her of his feud with The Rock many years ago. Charlotte doesn’t want to compare herself to The Rock, but she can see why some fans are making those comparisons because they’re two dominant forces in the women’s division today.
Charlotte talks about being a part of this year’s ESPN Body Issue. She says she loves what that magazine stands for in the sense that it showcases a lot of different, unique-looking bodies. It meant a lot to her to know that they thought highly enough of professional wrestling to include the wrestling business in that annual magazine.
Circling back to the fierce travel demands facing her and all the other WWE employees, Charlotte notes that her routine is very important. She also points out that she gets her sleep which is very important, whether it’s on a plane or going to bed early after a show instead of eating.
From time to time her routine gets thrown off and that can lead to her being depressed. She notes that her routine keeps her focused and happy, and when that changes it affects her entire mindset. She informs that she doesn’t really like down time because she still struggles with the loss of her brother, even though he passed five years ago, and she really focuses on those negative feelings when she has free time.
Charlotte informs that she doesn’t find it harder to portray a babyface compared to a heel, but she does think it’s harder for people to accept her as a babyface because she’s had so much success. She’s so happy for Lynch and says that Lynch deserves all the attention she’s getting right now.
Charlotte points out that she’s had struggles over the years, even though her struggles weren’t as obvious as Lynch’s. She admits that it has been a struggle for her to live up to her father’s name and to continue his legacy, all while trying to grow on her own and get better as a performer. She points out that fans “Woooo” every time she walks through the curtain, and that’s a lot to live up to.
Charlotte informs that last year she actually wrote out her goals and she thought that really helped her. She has so many goals right now and she’s entirely focused on growing herself. She’s not settling for things, and that’s a big part of why she’s still single. If a man comes into her life that’s fine, but if not she’s okay with that too because she wants to take her career as far as she possibly can.
She laughs while admitting that one of her goals is to have a flavour named after her at Ben & Jerry’s. She suggests “Wooolicious” or “Flairlicious” as possible titles.
Lynch has mentioned in the past that she’d like to main event WrestleMania with the Four Horsewomen going against each other. Charlotte thinks that match would steal the show. As far as facing off with Ronda Rousey, Charlotte says she can see that main event match taking place at some point, but it has to be at the right time.
She says she knew the first all-women PPV would eventually happen, especially after seeing how popular last year’s Mae Young Classic was. She’s so thrilled to be a part of Evolution.
Charlotte admits that she took it so serious when fans booed her when she first debuted. As a result, she developed the Charlotte character as a fearless armoured tank so she couldn’t get hurt. She says she received so much feedback after showing some personality and twerking during a recent Mixed Match Challenge match. Some Producers told her they didn’t see anything like that from her before and they want to see that side of her more. She thinks it’s time for her to break out of her shell a bit and showcase another side of her personality.
That sums up this week’s episode of Chasing Glory. You can listen to the show yourself anytime here, and I’ll catch ya next week for another recap!