Charlotte Flair is NXT through-and-through. Just because her dad is perhaps the greatest of all time, it didn’t grant the Queen a spot on the throne. While at the opening of the NXT UK Performance Center, Charlotte Flair spoke to SportBIBLE about her training, watching her matches back, and more:
Regarding training at the Performance Center, Charlotte said the following:
“I know my dad’s Ric Flair but when I showed up at FCW/NXT, I didn’t know anything about wrestling – I didn’t watch it, I didn’t study it, I didn’t know the history of it – I just knew I liked my dad and he was a wrestler.
“If you take a clean slate like me, even though I played division one volleyball, the performance center molded me. Yes, I had the last name but I wasn’t allowed to woo, I wasn’t allowed to chop and I couldn’t do the figure four.
“I couldn’t do anything like my dad, and I think they were like, ‘Wow she’s got the it factor, maybe she can carry the name’.
“They’ve molded a professional wrestler from nothing is how I look at it.”
Charlotte also spoke about it still being difficult to make it to the main roster, even with the homegrown background:
“I still think regardless of the performance center, it’s hard to make it to Raw or Smackdown,” Charlotte added.
“I do think it’s easier to get noticed but that doesn’t mean you’re going to get called up. They [the NXT UK up and coming talents] are just going to have to make a lot of sacrifices.
“This is something that you have to think about 24/7 and it can be monotonous day in, day out – but you’ll get your break, there will come a day.
“And when you have that moment, just utilize every opportunity from the strength coach, to the promo class, to the extra time because every little bit counts.”
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