Charlotte Flair is very close to her father's record
by SIMONE BRUGNOLI | VIEW 447
Charlotte Flair made her sensational return to SmackDown in the last episode of 2022. 'The Queen' entered the ring and challenged Ronda Rousey without a second thought, managing to defeat her in just 41 seconds to win the SmackDown Women's Championship.
It has to be said that 'Rowdy' was exhausted after setting up a stellar match with Raquel Rodriguez just minutes earlier. Interviewed in the latest episode of WWE The Bump, secondary broadcast of the McMahon company, the new champion of the blue show, Charlotte Flair, wanted to go back to talking about her father's titled record, after not wanting to make any statements about it for years.
”Before I was gone for eight months, I always said that I didn't really think about the number and that I never cared about surpassing that number, but now I'm almost there, I'm a 14 time world champion and my thoughts are to do it, I want to surpass him”.
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In the latest edition of the podcast 'To Be The Man', Ric Flair reflected on the possibility of his daughter breaking her record of 16 world titles: "I'm really happy that Charlotte Flair is back in WWE after several months.
All the best. She just became a 14-time world champion, which is an incredible achievement. Ashley (Charlotte's real name) is likely to equal or beat my record of 16 world titles. I believe that she is a goal within her reach”.
In the latest edition of the podcast 'Smack Talk', former WWE manager Dutch Mantell explained why the company decided to focus again on Charlotte: "It was the last episode of the year and the new season was about to start.
I really liked this move by WWE, she blows everyone away. They didn't want 2023 to start with Ronda Rousey as champion, which is understandable. Charlotte Flair has started a new cycle. WWE wants to go in a different direction this season opener, that's why they did it.
I think it was a smart move." Disco Inferno claimed that Charlotte Flair's return to SmackDown was unique. "I was like, well, yeah, that's good, because I would not have been spoiled from a good moment on TV that I was completely surprised at, which is like, what I like as a fan.
I don't want the weekly spoilers. I want long term. (...) It is kind of fascinating that they kept it under wraps, that spot, because nobody reported that."