WrestleMania is still nearly six months away, but Charlotte already is looking ahead to making her next "WrestleMania moment."
In a recent interview with Sky Sports, Charlotte discussed why WrestleMania 33 will carry special significance for her. The event, scheduled for April 2, 2017, will take place from Camping World Stadium in Orlando -- the same venue where Ric Flair had his final WWE match at WrestleMania XXIV in 2008.
In the interview, Charlotte said the prospect of having a match where her father had his send-off as an active WWE wrestler against Shawn Michaels "just blows my mind.
"My dad was my hero and I loved watching him but it wasn't until I got into wrestling that I realized how important he was to the industry," she said. "My whole family watched that match with Shawn and to see and hear over 70,000 people chanting: 'Thank you, Ric' and to see him living out his dream and what he dedicated his life to was very special. I look at the photos and wish I could go back to that moment."
Charlotte got to work side by side with her Hall of Fame father for several months after she joined the WWE main roster last September. That on-screen alliance continued until May, when Charlotte "fired" her father.
"He drove me to get better night after night. He is my dad but in the environment that I work in he is a two-time Hall of Famer and one of the greatest of all time. To know I had to walk out with him time after time and be the focus and forge my place on the roster was a challenge. I wanted it to happen, though, so it pushed me harder. The most important piece of advice he ever gave me was that when you walk through the curtain you have to believe in yourself or the fans will see straight through you."
Charlotte is set to challenge Sasha Banks for the Raw Women's Title on October 25 as part of WWE's Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.