WWE NXT Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair did an interview with TV Guide to promote her Triple Threat title defense against Rhea Ripley and Io Shirai at NXT TakeOver: In Your House. Here are the highlights:
Perception of NXT:
“It honestly feels like a whole new world because I feel my class [2012-2015] was scratching, clawing and fighting for opportunities, and fighting for respect and acceptance, and wanting to show the world what we could do. And then now, you go to NXT [and] you’re on USA Network. You are being shown all over the world versus just being on the [WWE] Network. And say you’re on NXT and then you get drafted to Raw or SmackDown—the transition is much easier when it comes to the pressure of performing on live television.”
Upcoming title defense:
“That’s always a concern in a triple threat but I think for me, it’s, ‘Hey, I can defeat everyone on Raw, I can defeat everyone on Smackdown, and I can do it on NXT, too. Rhea’s the next big thing, right? Io Shirai, the next best thing? I can hold my own against both of them,” Flair said, noting that she’s hoping to make both of them “bow down” during the pay-per-view event.