Competing within the professional wrestling space, Charlotte Flair is a beacon of excellence on behalf of not only the female athletes but also for all her peers. Her journey of triumph and tribulation recently came to light in one enlightening episode of "Under the Ring." Wrestling legend Magnum TA relayed one of the more moving remembrances, remembering a conversation he had with the late great Dusty Rhodes, who talked about Flair's early struggles of being her best in the ring.
Magnum TA would also speak on the crucial part that Rhodes had in mentoring so many of the young talents in the business at that time, himself included, with a special focus on Flair, who was in a bad way following the sudden and tragic death of her brother Reid.
"Dusty was a guiding light for these young talents to find their true selves. I remember vividly him talking to Ashley [Charlotte] through her bereavement, how he'd help her find her unique voice, and carve out her distinctive character," Magnum TA reflected.
Mentorship in Professional Wrestling
The narration actually underlined the role of mentorship in professional wrestling, where Magnum TA was heaping laurels on Rhodes for his dedication to mould and nurture future stars of professional wrestling sport.
He added, "'Dusty's approach was exemplar, in a way setting a benchmark for the way mentors should be with aspiring wrestlers, to help them navigate their way through personal and professional journeys.' " Magnum TA went even further to speak on how a person acting as a real character in the ring somehow played a role in wrestling.
He stressed that wrestlers needed to personify their characters, so that the talent carried something real and something that people could relate to. He said, "Essence of character work being compelling is believability. Wrestlers were supposed to be that and play their characters to the point where it went from performance to sincere with the audience.
Her wrestling career, however, takes a break due to an injury that she suffers in December, leaving her fans eagerly awaiting her return. Her journey is richer for having been mentored by luminaries like Dusty Rhodes, and it continued to be one of inspiration, both inside and outside the ropes, where a very important part of professional wrestling is a very strong guide and authenticity.