In a recent interview with Newsday, Charlotte Flair answered questions posed by Nicole Miranda, James Santana and Jeniyah Santana, three Kidsday reporters who got some valuable insight from The Queen.
When asked about what the easiest and hardest fights she ever had were, Flair wasted no time in talking about the hardest, bringing up Becky Lynch in the process.
“The hardest was probably fighting my best friend, Becky Lynch because we both are very competitive. We both wanted the same thing. It was hard not wanting to hurt her in the ring and beat her. But I didn’t beat her. And then the easiest — I don’t think I had an easy match. I think the easiest part of it is walking out the curtain.”
This makes sense on both sides as Lynch and Flair are good friends outside of their storyline on-again-off-again friendship that’s persisted for years. This wasn’t the only time that Lynch was mentioned as the interviewer went more in-depth on Lynch, asking who Flair’s best friend was and what it’s like competing against them.
“My best friend is Becky Lynch. It was very challenging fighting for the same thing because we always travel together, eat together, work out together, share everything. So when we started competing against each other, I lost that one person that I relied on. But it made me stronger in the process.”
Flair would also be asked if she had any sort of pre-match routines.
“Yes. So if you watch the show and you look closely, most of the girls don’t wear old-school wrestling boots anymore. They are the ones that come up and you lace them up. But all the guys wear them. And I like to be traditional. So before my match, it takes like 10 minutes to lace those things up. So I just focus, and it’s just the routine of lacing up the boots.”
Because Flair is breaking walls and starting trends the same way her father Ric Flair did once upon a time, it stands to reason that any children Flair may have one day could be in line to do the same. When asked about her children and keeping the tradition of wrestling alive within the family, Flair made it clear that she wouldn’t pressure them to do it if it didn’t interest them.
“If it’s something that they wanted to do. I don’t want to push them. Like for me, it was never something that my parents wanted me to do or asked me to do or suggested. So if that’s what my little boy or girl wanted to do, I would support them 100 percent. But they’d have to want to do it. I don’t want to influence their decisions. My parents were always like, you’ve got to play basketball, softball, or soccer, gymnastics, ballet, tap, jazz.”
Even if Flair didn’t want to do all of the things her parents set out for her, she ultimately turned out to be immensely successful. The full interview can be found here.