"The Queen" speaks on a number of topics.
Prior to this past Tuesday's SmackDown Live at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY former SmackDown Live Women's Champion Charlotte Flair stopped past WHAS 11 to promote the show. Charlotte touched on having the ability as a WWE superstar to control fan's emotions, shared that consistently goes to her father for his advice, along with more.
While "The Genetically Superior Athlete" was on the morning show she told the story of how she had no thought of becoming a professional wrestler seeing as how she was a D1 college-athlete for the sport of volleyball and it was not until her late brother Reid Flair presented the idea of becoming a pro wrestler was when Charlotte began to consider it.
"No, I played sports and I played volleyball in college, and I grew up idolizing my Dad but it was more like, ‘Oh, that’s my Dad. He goes ‘Wooo’, he has blonde hair, has a robe' but I didn’t really follow the business." She shared. "But in 2012 my little brother wanted to follow my Dad’s footsteps and we were at WrestleMania in Miami and he was like, ‘You know you could do this with me’, and I had graduated college, I was just personal training and kind of lost and I said ‘Ok, I wanna do this with you’ and three months later I reported to WWE July of 2012 and the rest is history."
The two-time WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair has been in his daughter's corner for some of her most memorable moments throughout her time in WWE. Charlotte shared that she calls her father every morning and always goes to him whenever advice is needed.
"I call my dad every single morning. Whether I’m nervous, about a promo or a match. Especially WrestleMania 34 I just had on the grandest stage against Asuka. I was probably texting him all day every day for two weeks." Charlotte then answered the question of what advice does she go to Ric Flair for. "Just ‘Dad, you know, what if we don’t steal the show, what if we don’t exceed expectations’, and I just… he just calms me down because he’s been in that position."
All accredited to Ric Flair but Charlotte carries it on; whenever she comes out to the ring the "Wooo" chants ring out through the arena that WWE is in. The former 4-time RAW Women's Champion stated that she loves being able to control the fan's emotions and it is one of the most satisfying things for her as an in-ring performer.
"Being a WWE superstar knowing that you can control an audience’s emotions. Whether you want them to happy, mad, sad, and especially controlling an audience of all ages. We have entertainment for everyone, and there’s nothing like performing live especially in sports-entertainment. It is a dance."