Charlotte Flair gives her take on the cover stars of WWE 2K20.
It was announced on August 5th that the current RAW Women's Champion Becky Lynch and former WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns are going to be the cover stars of WWE 2K20 which releases in October. The revealing of two cover stars was met with both positive and negative reactions on social media with some feeling that Becky Lynch deserved to have the cover to herself.
Charlotte Flair chimed in on the topic during the Television Critics Association press tour and explained that Becky sharing the cover with Roman Reigns is not a slight to Becky. Charlotte feels that by Reigns telling Becky in the 2K20 commercial that she is "The Man", gives Lynch the step forward in regards to the feelings that have been expressed about her not having the cover to herself.
“So, I look at it this way: If you watched the video game’s commercial, and Roman acknowledging her like, ‘You’re the man,’ there’s no bigger acknowledgement in our company than coming from Roman Reigns,” Flair responded at the Television Critics Association press tour. “I want to be where Roman is right now, on [the marketing materials] for FOX. I want to be the face of the company. But Becky and Roman– right now, with Becky’s year and us main-eventing WrestleMania, which is the pinnacle of the Women’s Evolution, which is not just gonna stop there — it’s not a slight to Becky,” the nine-time WWE Women’s Champion continued. “It’s just Roman’s “The Guy,” or the man, and so is Becky. It’s a representation of saying, ‘OK we still put Becky on the cover, the first time ever (for a woman).’ I think it’s more kudos that – Roman is standing behind her. Roman Reigns is standing behind her. [He’s] the face of our company. That’s the big message to me. Having me up here, and not another male is a message from WWE saying, ‘Hey, our women are taking over and we hope that this message spreads to every industry,'” Flair added during the afternoon Fox Sports panel. “Because WWE is positioning us as Superstars equally as the men in every aspect in the company. So the fan’s saying ‘boo-hoo’ that Roman’s on the cover. That’s just – either they’re gonna be happy or they’re gonna be mad, they’re gonna have something to be negative about,” she concluded. “It’s easier to be negative than to be positive.”
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