Charlotte Flair Opens Up About Having No Story For First Ronda Rousey Match

7 months ago by Sanchez Taylor

Charlotte Flair Opens Up About Having No Story For First Ronda Rousey Match WWE

Charlotte Flair has opened up about having no story for her match against Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series 2018.

It was only revealed that Flair would be facing Rousey days before that year’s Survivor Series event. Becky Lynch was originally set to face Rousey, but suffered an injury on the go-home edition of WWE Raw.

Speaking on Steve Austin’s Broken Skull Sessions, Flair noted that she went into the bout wanting to make a statement.

Recalling the bout, Flair said:

“So, three things were going through my mind: We have no build, we have no story, and yes, she was my dream opponent. And I was about to lose my ‘Mania spot because of, like, you have a promoted match, you put your next best player.

“So how do I go out there and remind people, ‘I’m not sitting at home and letting someone take my spot.’ That was the mentality. I was like, ‘Just show them, don’t do the stuff that you were doing; that’s not who you are. You need to ramp it up 300 gears and go out there and show them you’re not timid.’

“What I did in there, imagine I had been doing that the last five months. Also, don’t get wrapped up in that she’s Ronda, this is your house and tell that story in your facials. She was awesome. I couldn’t have asked for a better match.

The match ultimately ended via disqualification, after Flair attacked Rousey with a kendo stick.

Flair, Rousey and Lynch all notably faced off in the main event of WrestleMania 35, with Lynch pinning Rousey to walk out with both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s championships.

The Queen’s rivalry with the former UFC star was reignited earlier this year, with Flair defending her SmackDown Women’s Title against Rousey at WrestleMania 38 in April, then losing it to Rousey in a rematch at WrestleMania Backlash the following month.

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