Charlotte Flair knows she wasn’t at her best for her SummerSlam 2016 match with Sasha Banks.
Speaking on Out of Character, she said that she has continued to grow as a performer over the years. She said that she wasn’t there as a performer at SummerSlam but also doesn’t understand why she gets flack for trying to evolve. Here is the quote, courtesy of Fightful:
“I sit back and I look at some of my matches in 2017 and 2018, I had a match with Sasha (Banks) at SummerSlam (2016) and I just wasn’t there as a performer. I was nervous and in my head. The match got going towards the end. I would do anything to have that platform and have that match again. To be the performer that I am now with the calmness and coolness. I was forever playing catch up and thrown in a role.
“If you go to Raw or SmackDown, you either sink or swim. Everyone has gotten this opportunity to evolve or change. I’m not, right now, evolving and it’s not cool? That’s what I’m confused at as a talent. I’m trying to get better and I want to evolve and have more layers. I don’t understand why that makes me selfish. If you think I’m selfish, I’m going to say ‘I am the opportunity.’ That’s how I pull these pieces together to tell stories and motivate myself.”
Charlotte Flair was able to defeat Sasha Banks to win the Raw Women’s Championship for the second time at SummerSlam 2016. She lost the title back to banks on Raw less than two months later.