WWE star Charlotte Flair spoke with Brian Fritz of Sporting News and looked back on attending her father’s retirement match in the same stadium that plays host to WrestleMania 33. “It’s crazy to think that because nine years ago, I just thought when I’m 30 I’m going to this old lady with three kids,” Charlotte said. “I don’t know. I just never pictured my life here. I look at pictures from WrestleMania 24 and it’s mind blowing to me and I’m in it.
“I can remember being in gorilla (backstage position just before superstars walk out) shaking and my lips quivering and thinking I have to walk out on stage in front of all these people and on television. And then I remember thinking my dad does this every night and all I have to do is stand there. I’m not even exaggerating. That’s how different of a person I am today.” Read the full interview at SportingNews.com.
Powell’s POV: It’s been quite the ride for Charlotte, who signed her developmental deal in May 2012. It’s amazing to think about what she has accomplished and how good she has become in such a short period of time. She also spoke about the perceptions that people have of her because she is the daughter of Ric Flair, being spotlighted as the first champion of the new women’s era, and more.