Charlotte Flair has explained what her recent return meant to her career.
On the December 30 edition of SmackDown, Charlotte Flair made her return to WWE and defeated Ronda Rousey to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship. This marked her 14th reign as world champion in the company.
Speaking with News Journal, Flair was asked what the moment meant to her career. She answered:
“I was feeling refreshed. I also have never had a natural comeback moment. I’ve had many amazing emotional moments, but it was the first time that I had been away since 2015.”
“To come back and hear the reception — especially being in Tampa where my career started, the whole process coming full circle and to see how excited people were to see me — I was sincerely touched.”
“The next week, we were in Memphis, and there was a group of kids just standing there and screaming my name after the show. Before, it was like, ‘How do I be bad? How do I get people to boo me? How can I be most hated? I’m naturally unlikable.'”
“Just seeing how excited to kids are to see me, reaching for me and wanting to touch me and the smiles, it’s really softened me a lot. No matter the critics, no matter response — boos, cheers, ‘Woos’ — it’s just for them, being a role model for them.”
Charlotte Flair is scheduled to defend the SmackDown Women’s Championship against Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 39 this April. For the full lineup for the event, click here.
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