Shortly after WrestleMania, Charlotte Flair continued her feud with Lynch over the SmackDown Women's Championship, as she implied that she hasn't been pinned or submitted to lose her title, and went onto defeat Bayley to earn herself a rematch for the title at Money in the Bank.
At the event, which took place on May 19, Flair won the championship from Lynch after an interference by Lacey Evans who hit her with her finishing move. After the match, the two continued to attack Lynch with Bayley making the save.
Bayley, who had won the Money in the Bank briefcase, cashed–in on Flair and defeated her to end her reign at just 4 minutes and 52 seconds, Flair's shortest title reign of all time. After a brief hiatus, Charlotte returned on the July 16 episode of SmackDown Live, defeating Liv Morgan.
Speaking on Chasing Glory, Flair talked about the beginning of her career: “Not until 2012 when I was just living in Charlotte, personal training and we were at the Four Horsemen Hall of Fame induction for my dad. I was with my little brother [Reid Flair] and one of the producers and Johnny Laurinaitis at the time was like, ‘Why aren’t you doing this?’ And I think he just said it to me to kind of encourage my brother, to kind of light a fire under him to do what was needed to get into the company.
So I was like, maybe if I do this, my brother will get on the right path and I can help him. So literally three months after that I reported to NXT having, yeah my dad was Ric Flair but I had no idea about the business. I didn’t even realize understand what my dad meant to the business until I got there."