10 Things WWE Wants You To Forget About Charlotte Flair

Controversy has followed 'The Queen', but is she still the jewel in WWE's crown?

Charlotte Flair

Rarely in this last decade has a wrestler experienced as much professional tumult in such a short space of time as Charlotte Flair.

In all the years she's been on WWE's main roster, 'The Queen' has become all things to all people, but perhaps the most notable of her traits in recent years is the throwback one that's shown itself to the world several times - she is sick of a lot of the f***ing s*** that comes with this job. She makes little secret of it in her performances, and seems to carry around an invisible Money In The Bank briefcase that entitles her to a title shot pretty much as and when she chooses.

In the micromanaged modern-day WWE, these actions are often deemed unforgivable sins, but Charlotte - an actual star from a period that birthed so few - has agency and pull. She's earned it too, but the road's been rockier for longer than both sides would probably care to admit. Simultaneously an incredible big match worker and kind of a terrible television one, she's perhaps the most unpredictable wrestler on any show she appears on. In the era of content super-service, that's something of a gift, but the latter dreadful displays do little to offset the criticism she comes in for.

She's a mystery wrapped in an enigma, which is perhaps why WWE want you to forget the following.

10. The Nia Jax Shoot

Charlotte Flair

A total disaster during Raw's big summer return to working in front of fans in 2021, the danger levels were set to "High" when a Nia Jax/Charlotte Flair match seemingly fell to pieces.

Their scuffle on the September 30th edition of Monday Night Raw saw both women absolutely livid with each other following an apparent breakdown in communication. And it wasn't even just that things went awry and they didn't do a particularly great job of of masking them. There was seemingly a belief between the two that the harder they hit each other or more they sandbagged their opponent, the quicker things would sort themselves out.

After some hideous-looking (and dangerous - wrestling's not real!) exchanges, they were saved by the restrictions of television time, getting on the same page just enough for Jax to beat Flair and set up a title rematch the following week. Needless to say, the belt wasn't the hot topic when the bell rang for the rematch.


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