One of the WWE’s biggest stars and one half of the WWE Tag-Team Women’s Champions with Raw Women’s Champion Asuka is Charlotte Flair. She has a problem with a wrestling article that published a not so nice column that was critical about how the company has been booking her lately. It talked about the heat she’s received from fans. Flair talked about how when she found out about this article and wanting to have it blocked. Regardless, Flair went with her convictions based on her own feelings of how words still matter and that prompted the “Queen” of WWE to provide a response. Let’s discuss what article she’s referring to. It was titled “Does Charlotte Flair Deserve The Hate She Gets?,” with the caption reading “Charlotte Flair catches a lot of heat for how WWE books her.”
Well, this proved to be a mistake, because Charlotte responded by making this statement, “ I should just scroll and block this garbage, but words matter, so I will take a few moments to educate you since we’re both human and I would assume an editor allowed such bull-t to sully Al Gore’s internet.”
She would defend those months off that she had away from WWE TV, which if I’m being totally honest and transparent I agree with her. Charlotte also made mention that it’s a double-standard that we don’t see articles knocking any of WWE’s Male Superstars for needing time off and when they return to chase a championship. She brings up a good point right there.
Flair said, “I have taken time off three times while I’ve been on the main roster. First time was when my dad was sick. The second time was recovering from a 6-week injury that was to be followed up by 18 months of staring at the lights to help create the next superstar in wrestling. Third-time is now. What exactly is it that I’m avoiding? I keep looking for the article where you trash one of your male champions for taking time off and being inserted back into the title picture. Didn’t find one. Shocking. Wonder Why.” Flair ended it with rolling eyes emoji.
Flair would finish up her response by pointing out she will always be in the title picture because of how good she is. There’s no denying that as fact, just look at all she’s accomplished in her career already and still Charlotte is going strong inside the ring. WWE’s current storyline has Charlotte feuding with her Dad Ric Flair and Lacey Evans. When talking about all-time greats in wrestling, that’s Ric Flair. We’ve seen this over the last few weeks on Raw, Ric tripping up Charlotte or finding some way to cost his daughter a match. Charlotte and Asuka represent WWE as the Women’s Tag-Team Champions. They won those belts from Nia Jax & Shayna Baszler at last year’s TLC PPV in December of 2020. When Charlotte turned out to be Asuka’s mystery partner. Charlotte also announced her entry into the 2021 Royal Rumble. Asuka and Charlotte defended and retained their Tag-Titles over the teams of Carmella and Bayley, and Bianca Belair and Smackdown Women’s Champion Sasha Banks in a Triple Threat Elimination Match on the December 25th Christmas episode of Friday Night Smackdown.
Let me say this, we as wrestling writers have to be careful when criticizing wrestlers. That’s really not our job to do that anyways. If you’re going to write a piece on someone to just be critical then what’s the point of doing it. Remember it’s okay to have an opinion, just be careful in how your articles come off. A friendly reminder for us all, myself included unless we’re working on the inside of a wrestling promotion or know these talents personally, then for our sake we need to be careful what we say and how we say it. Here’s another thing I’ll add, even if you were someone in the wrestling business doesn’t mean one would know what’s really going on with someone like Charlotte Flair and should be careful of what the rumors going around tell us. Hey, listen I’ve made these same mistakes. There’s nothing wrong with having opinions, but don’t attack a wrestler or their creative as it pertains to their booking. We all need to be careful of that. So. I don’t blame Charlotte for calling this article out.