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Charlotte Flair On Being Labeled ‘Difficult’: ‘Is It Because I Stand Up For What I Believe In?’

Charlotte Flair believes she gets her reputation as being diffcult because she isn’t afraid to take a stand. While on the United Kingdom tour for WWE, the SmackDown Women’s Champion sat down for an interview with BT Sport and was asked about what keeps her motivated in the ring. Flair, steadfast in confidence, said matter of factly why she’s the best wrestler going today.

“Cause I didn’t come this far to come this far,” she said. “There’s a reason since I’ve been on top since 2015. It wasn’t handed to me, it wasn’t given to me. This didn’t fall into my lap. It’s cause I’m always hungry. I’m always motivated. I always want more. I always want to be better. I always want to be the best.”

The follow-up is asked about having that air of confidence about her and if it plays to her benefit or detriment.

“Yes, it obviously does rub people the wrong way, but if I was a man would it rub people the wrong way? I mean no one ever looks at a man and goes, ‘Why does he want to be the world champion again?’ Or ‘He’s been on top for all these years.’ Is it because I’m a woman? Is it because we have a smaller divison? Why? What? ‘Charlotte’s difficult?’ Why? Is it because I stand up for what I believe in? That makes me difficult? But if I was a man I’d have big balls, right? No. I know how good I am. Man or woman, I’m the best.”

Earlier in the conversation, Charlotte talked about how the past couple of years mid-pandemic has helped her keep matters in perspective of how much impact she has made on the women’s division.

“I think having COVID, you don’t know what you have until it’s gone and coming back on tour and main eventing and winning the title again and seeing the change in the division, I go, ‘Wow, I really made an impact,’ and I just have to remind myself that.”

Charlotte then gives two new names she believes stand out as main eventers for WWE.

“First I want to say Rhea Ripley. I truly believe she is the future of the women’s division. Our Money In The Bank match was untouchable and she walked out a star and she could’ve beat me easy that night, I just have more experience, more older and to see her grow and develop I’m really proud of her,” said said before talking about EST, Bianca Belair.

“Obviously Bianca, when we had that main event. We had two main event matches back-to-back on RAW a couple weeks ago and it was like, ‘You’re the real deal. Take it, run with it.’ Obviously there’s even newer girls, but to me like Bianca and Rhea are still getting their feet wet. It’s an exciting time.”

You can check out the full conversation below.

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