Charlotte now understands why it was so hard for her father to walk away from wrestling full time.
Speaking to Fox News, she says she didn't understand why he had such a hard time -- it was just a job. But as she got into the business, she soon realized why it was so difficult.
When I look back, I just wish I could have been more understanding in 2008 when he retired, because I just couldn’t figure out why he couldn’t just walk away from the job....But now being apart of the company [WWE] and understanding what it’s like to be in the main event, to feel the rush of the crowd...that’s what he did for his entire life and I understand now why he couldn’t walk away. Now I see why [but] in 2008 I couldn’t understand and I just gave him a hard time and we just went separate ways. But it was a growing process for both of us.
She also spoke about the current role women have on the main roster. When she takes the time to take a step back and look at what has been accomplished, she says it's pretty amazing.
I think because I’m in it, it’s really hard to take myself out of the bubble and see how much we’ve accomplished as a whole. Even now when you look at posters or how many storylines the women have just from three years ago, it’s mind boggling to think that we’ve made such an impact in such a short amount of time. But the future with the Mae Young Classic, where women all over the world competing in one tournament that’s solely just women, that goes to show that who knows how that’s going to translate eventually on the main roster.
Women will continue to make history in a matter of weeks as the first women's Royal Rumble will take place on January 28. Charlotte may not be in because she's the Smackdown Women's Champion, but may be able to face the winner at WrestleMania.