Charlotte Flair is the face of the current generation of female superstars. And the next generation helps her stay on top.
Speaking to The Mirror, Charlotte revealed how new competitors such as Ronda Rousey and upcoming NXT stars force her to raise her game in WWE.
"What I love about the new crop of women is that I look at them and I go 'wow, I need to up my game,'" she said. "We continue to hire women who seem to already be polished and who have already made it outside of WWE, and whose whole goal was to get to WWE.That makes me think that I need to work that much harder because this crop of girls can take my spot. I am more excited to see what we have built now and what the women who are [coming through] have built for the future because I don't think it is going to stop at Evolution."
Flair is a former seven-time Divas/Women's Champion and looked at as a veteran despite debuting just five years ago. In fact, even Charlotte has a tough time considering herself a veteran in the locker room.
"It's hard to say that I look at myself as a veteran or someone more experienced, because my career still is fairly new," said Charlotte. "I can't say that five years is a long time, especially when the women I came up with had experience all over the world before me What I hope to represent for [younger wrestlers] is what it takes for someone to become a WWE superstar - and that's inside and out of the ring, because there's so much more - it's media, it's Make a Wish, it's signings and just being a role model outside of the ring."
Charlotte will go for an eighth title reign this Saturday at WWE Super Show-Down when she battles Smackdown Women's Champion Becky Lynch.
Fightful will have full coverage of the event on Saturday morning.