Though she may not ride limousines or fly jets, the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair is absolutely destined for greatness. A former volleyball player in high school and certifiable personal trainer, Charlotte
has quickly risen through the ranks of an industry her father helped revolutionize.
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Exhibiting a level of athleticism that few women in the professional wrestling history have ever reached, the Charlotte,
North Carolina native has drawn the attention of grappling fans all across the globe through her exploits on WWE NXT.
With her legendary father observing at ringside, Charlotte beat Natalya at NXT TakeOver on May 29, 2014 to win an
eight-Diva tournament for the vacated NXT Women's Championship. The self-proclaimed “genetically superior athlete”
continued her momentum weeks later when she retained her title against her former partner in crime, Summer Rae, in a
dazzling, back-and-forth affair.
On December 11, 2014 at NXT TakeOver: R Evolution, the extraordinary athlete accepted the challenge of Sasha Banks,
her former ally in the BFFs (Beautiful Fierce Females). In an amazing display of grappling and athleticism, the Pro
Wrestling Illustrated Rookie of the Year for 2014 successfully defended her title against on "The Boss" after
executing a forward somersault cutter from the top rope—branded as the Natural Selection.
On the January 21, 2015 episode of WWE NXT, Charlotte discovered she has even more foes to contend with. After
her match against Banks was halted due to interference from Becky Lynch, a fiery redhead from Dublin, Ireland, Bayley stormed
the ring to assist Charlotte. Visibly eying the NXT Women’s Championship, the bashful NXT Diva stunned the daughter of
Ric Flair with a Belly-to-Bayley suplex. The California-born Diva's actions set the stage for a Fatal 4-Way Match for the NXT
Women's Championship at NXT TakeOver: Rival on February 11, 2015. At the event, Charlotte was pinned by Banks and
lost the NXT Women's Championship to her former best friend. With the defeat, her title reign ended at 258 days.
If her remarkable progress in such a short period of time is any indication, Charlotte's future in the professional
wrestling industry will be very bright.
Charlotte makes her WWE debut
During an interview this week with International Business Times,
Paige, who will challenge Nikki Bella for the Divas Championship at Fastlane, was asked about Charlotte possibly
being promoted to the main WWE roster in the near future. "The Anti-Diva" believes Charlotte needs to spend some more time
"She's good. She's still new, so I feel like at one point people want to see her, but they're kind of rushing it," Paige
said. "I think she could do with some more time, but I still think Sasha Banks is the one that I personally want to come up
and who I think is completely ready and the full package, boxed up and ready to go. I feel like she'd be absolutely perfect
up here. Charlotte is good, but (needs) some more time."
While Charlotte has not publicly responded to her comments, she did 'favorite' theses message backing her on Twitter:
"the reason @RealPaigeWWE doesnt want @MsCharlotteWWE coming up to the main roster before sasha is because charlotte is a
"@RealPaigeWWE has been talking smack huh? Well, Do it with #Flair shut her down. #RunIn #FastLane #DivasTitle."
Meanwhile, Paige sent out this cryptic message, which a number of fans feel is directed at Charlotte.
While the message definitely appears to be directed at Charlotte, the possibility of this just being a clever work should
be taken into account. Charlotte is on the brink of being promoted to the Divas division and will likely enter a storyline
with Paige when that happens.