In 2014, Charlotte Flair won the NXT Women's Championship and was named Rookie of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI). Flair was promoted to WWE's main roster in 2015, going on to hold the Divas Championship once, being its final holder, the Raw Women's Championship four times, of which she was the inaugural holder, and the SmackDown Women's Championship five times, making her a record ten-time women's champion on WWE's main roster.
In 2016, PWI readers voted Flair both Woman of the Year and that year's world's top female professional wrestler. Flair became the first woman to headline a WWE pay-per-view event in October 2016 (alongside Sasha Banks) and one of three women to headline WrestleMania, WWE's flagship annual event, in April 2019 (alongside Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey).
In a recent interview with talkSPORT, Flair discussed her recent shorter title reigns: “My title wins in the last year have been for bigger picture moments and unfortunately, people don’t see that. It’s not like—I beat Asuka and then Becky wins both titles, you know? It’s a very loaded question.
For me when I get to play the villain, I think it’s tremendous. To be able to say ‘So? I’m the 10-time champion! It doesn’t matter if it was for five seconds!’. I think good guys need to back up what they say and they need to be fighting champions, so it just really depends on what role I’m playing.
[Losing the title when Bayley turned heel] is a newer example. So if you’re looking at it from a storyline perspective or if you’re looking at the deeper meaning into how things happen, it just all depends”.