Happy International Women’s Day! In honor of the day I want to tell you about a woman who inspires me. Her name is Charlotte Flair.
Charlotte Flair (Born Ashley Fliehr) is a professional wrestler for WWE and the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. She is 4 time Women’s champion. Charlotte is one of the female wrestlers of the front running of the Women’s Revolution. Over the past couple of years female wrestlers have just been seen as eye candy since Trish Stratus & Lita left. Women were left with little screen time and with females being seen as a joke and their matches were used as toilets breaks. With the wrestling word complaining about women not being given a break, she alongside Becky Lynch & Sasha Banks were called up to the main roster with all 3 not disappointing. The women’s match quality had improved. Women were getting more time and more chances. On NXT, Sasha Banks & Bayley were a main event, a first in WWE. While that was going on Charlotte carried the Divas championship up to Wrestlemania 32 where the Divas were finally referred to as women and the belt changed to being the Women’s championship which she won on that night. The 3 ladies were featured upfront on the posters. The match was of a great quality with Charlotte pulling off a moonsault which stunned the crowd.
Ever since her win at Wrestlemania 32 she became a villain (heel) but she shines so much. Shes athletic, charismatic to the point where you hate to love her and her technicality is brilliant. What makes her stand out to me so much is how great it is so see such a strong female leader. What we have lacked before are female frontrunners. You may not like wrestling but you should admire that she is one of the greatest women’s wrestlers of all time. Her strong presence is something I aspire to. She calls herself the Queen and that’s what we should all be looking at. To be Queens in our industries. I love watching her going further, being featured in the first women’s Hell In A Cell match with Sasha Banks and being the first female main event on the main rosters. Charlotte inspires me to be great in where I am and to keep pushing knowing that women can break through the barrier in a man’s world and prove that we are not little anymore.