Charlotte Flair’s booking remains one of the most polarizing decisions in WWE. Flair continues to be criticized for getting multiple shots at titles which other WWE Superstars deserved far more than she did. Despite all the backlash, WWE is set on pushing Flair to the moon and that is unlikely to stop anytime soon.
During the Money In The Bank pay-per-view back in July of last year, Charlotte Flair defeated Rhea Ripley for the RAW Women’s Championship. During the match the fans constantly chanted for Becky Lynch.
It ultimately led to Charlotte Flair getting frustrated and then flipping off the fans in attendance, though it got censored. While speaking with BT Sport’s Ariel Helwani, Charlotte Flair stated that she wanted the crowd to respect her and Rhea Ripley by not changing Becky Lynch’s name. Flair then revealed she got in trouble for flipping off the fans at the event.
With the crowd at Money in the Bank, I mean it when I saw I believe that I am capable of eliciting that response from them to do that with Becky because of our history. I think the crowd was partially doing that because it was me. And, also, it didn’t help that she’d been gone – how long, a year, a year and a half – and she posted a picture outside the venue. So the fans wanted her. They hadn’t seen her. And I was like, ‘F you, you will have to respect Rhea, you will have to respect me and you’re going to watch this match.’ And it went from those chants to, ‘This is awesome.’
In that moment when I heard that [Becky Lynch chants from the fans] it was just, I didn’t even like [think], ‘Am I going to get in trouble for this?’ which I did. It was inappropriate. That was not the right way to handle things.”
Charlotte Flair is set to square off against Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 38, where she will defend her Smackdown Women’s Championship. We’ll have to see whether Flair will successfully retain her title or not.
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