Charlotte Flair has only been in the professional wrestling business for a few years now, however, she has already made a solid case for being one of the greatest to have ever done it.
Flair was signed to the WWE back in 2012 when she was sent to NXT, the WWE's developmental program, where she would begin her training. She had already had a bit of experience on professional wrestling television, as she appeared on World Championship Wrestling (WCW) back in 2000 when she as a teenager alongside her father and WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair. She made her main roster debut in July of 2015 as a part of the women's revolution. She has had a ridiculous career thus far with only two years into her main roster run, winning the WWE Divas Title once and the RAW Women's Championship four times.
Her father, Ric Flair, is currently undergoing some health issues in which he is in critical condition in the hospital after going under emergency surgery. She recently did an interview with that's Magazine to talk about her father and his reputation of being a partier as well as one of the greatest the business has ever seen.
"The Queen" was asked if she believes her father's reputation has been a burden or an asset in her career, to which she replied that it has been both (quotes via Wrestling Inc.):
"Both. Being a generational kid is hard. I couldn't just, you know, show up one day as a 5'10" blonde and [have] the crowd view me however they wanted to.
"I already carried a last name they knew, so I from day one was compared to him. That's kind of what's driven me to where I am today. I want to be known as his daughter, but I also want to be known for my own work as well. So that's a mixed blessing."
Flair is currently on SmackDown Live and is looking to become the second woman behind Alexa Bliss to have held both the RAW and SmackDown Live Women's Titles in their careers. She has plenty of gas left in the tank in her professional wrestling career and is sure to win a ton more titles before her career is all said and done.
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