Charlotte Flair Spoke About The Smackdown Women Dominating TLC And Her Future In WWE


Most fans agreed that the Triple Threat TLC Match for the Smackdown Women’s Title was the best thing on the TLC PPV, hands down. Asuka, Charlotte Flair, and Becky Lynch really tore the house down, going at each other full force until Ronda Rousey appeared to literally tip things in Asuka’s favor. In a recent interview with Fox 26 in Fresno, California (helpfully transcribed by WrestlingInc), Charlotte Flair expressed her own feelings about TLC:

It was exciting. The best part was that the women stole the show again. And actually, before I walked up to the curtain, I was like, “I know we kept saying we wanted the main event, we wanted the main event.” And then when I was walking up to the curtain I was like, “Oh, I hope this lives up to it’s expectation.” But it was amazing.

I don’t know if “stole the show” is quite the right phrase when they were the main event, but she’s not wrong that the match exceeded everyone’s high expectations for it. Charlotte also spoke about her future in wrestling, as someone who never planned to go into it when she was young, but now can’t imagine leaving.

I think I will always be a part of this company, or, this industry – company. For sure, it’s one of those things, it’s once you’re a part of it and you get that bug it’s hard to walk away. When my dad retired in 2008 with his match versus Shawn Michaels, then, ’cause I didn’t know anything about the company or my dad’s career really, I was like, “Why can’t you just hang up the boots? Why are you having such a hard time?” And here I am, 2018 not knowing that this was gonna be my destiny. And I’m like, I don’t know if I could ever walk away. Whether it’s coaching, producing, I will always be in the business.

Charlotte has been such a leader in WWE, and the women’s division in particular, since arriving on the main roster in 2015, that I think most of us would agree that it’s a good thing to hear that she’s in it for the long haul. After all, her dad had his last match when he was 62, which means Charlotte could conceivably wrestle for the next 30 years.