Wrestling / Charlotte

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Bow down to your Queen.
Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr (born April 5, 1986) is an American professional wrestler trained by her father Ric Flair, former WCW midcarder Lodi, and the Performance Center staff at WWE. She is signed to WWE, performing under the ring name Charlotte (later changed to Charlotte Flair), where she is a former NXT Women's Champion, former WWE Divas Champion,a four-time WWE Women's Champion and the current Smackdown Women's Champion.

Prior to her wrestling career, she was a former high school volleyball star and a certified personal trainer.

As usual, you can find more information on her at The Other Wiki.

Not to be confused with a seinen anime about superpowered teenagers.

"If you're gonna trope it, trope it with Flair!":

  • The Ace: Charlotte is billed as being "genetically superior" and she certainly shows it. Not only having a height, strength and weight advantage over the other women in her division, she's also faster, more vicious, technically adroit and agile than them too. She uses powerbombs and spears, a variety of neckbreakers, submission work, and some good old fashioned high-flying. If it wasn't for her arrogance and tendency for showing off, she'd be unbeatable (instead of just mostly so).
  • Alpha Bitch: Replaced Summer Rae as the head of the Beautiful Fierce Females when Summer got promoted to the main roster, before the BFFs disbanded and Charlotte made a face turn.
  • Amazonian Beauty: As seen in the pic above, she has a toned figure.
  • Arch-Enemy: Likely former BFF Sasha Banks in NXT. She, Becky Lynch, and Paige are all fast becoming each other's on the main roster despite starting out all on the same team.
    • Has become this to Bayley after the latter moved up to the main roster. At this point, it's safe to say that she's this to whichever of the Horsewomen is on the opposing side as her.
    • Natalya in middle 2016 as a heel & fall 2017 as a face.
  • Backstabbing the Alpha Bitch: Did so to Summer Rae, dissolving the Beautiful Fierce Females.
  • Bare Your Midriff
  • Berserk Button: Paige made a gutless mistake insulting the memory of Charlotte's baby brother, Reid.
  • Brutal Honesty: Has a reputation for this in interviews. She's openly said that she doesn't excel as a babyface because Bayley, Sasha and Becky are all more likable than her and she has a hard time getting sympathy due to her physique and Flair heritage.
  • Call-Back: For her match against Dana Brooke, which was one of her last before her sudden call-up to the main roster, she wore the gear she had donned in her debut match.
  • Canon Name: Being openly acknowledged as Ric Flair's daughter while using a one-name ring name tends to have that effect.
    • Finally changed in late 2016 when her ringname officially became "Charlotte Flair".
  • Daddy's Little Villain: To Ric Flair, as of the NXT ArRival event. Ric even helped her defeat Emma in a match. One of her nicknames is actually "Daddy's Little Nature Girl", often shortened to just "The Nature Girl". In addition, since Charlotte's move up to the main roster, Ric Flair has been a constant presence at ringside and a nearly as constant interference in her matches.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: Defeated Bayley in her debut match and the two somehow became friends afterwards. She ended up betraying Bayley thanks to Summer and Sasha's convincing, but after becoming NXT Women's Champion and defending the title against her, they ended up making friends again. Since it is Bayley, it's not that unreasonable.
  • Distaff Legacy Character: To her father, who's referenced implicitly in every Red Baron she has. She does share many traits with him, such as the pick-apart approach and use of the Figure Four, surprising athleticism (her moreso than him), the "Woo!" tic, the superior attitude to what they do in the ring, and the ability to be seamlessly face or heel as the plot and audience demands.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: How she defeats Natalya at Payback 2016? By reenacting the Montreal Screwjob, with Nattie's uncle at ringside.
  • Expository Hairstyle Change: After her Face–Heel Turn her hair had been two-toned but became fully blonde and a little shorter. Also when she won the Women's Championship, she added extensions and always wore her hair curly.
  • Eye Take: Baby Charlotte looking at Russo like he's a creepy scumbag (which he is) is the best thing ever.
  • Expy: Remarkably similar to Tamina Snuka character-wise during her 2012 push in that she uses many of her father's signature moves, taunts and Catch-Phrase. Not to mention they both started their careers in developmental a bit later than most female prospects, are more physically built for battle than the average woman, and their character surnames were first treated as Canon Names, then later officially applied within their ring name.
  • Face Fault: As a tip of the cap to the old man, it's believable. Like "oh, this is just how the Flair family falls down."
  • Face–Heel Turn:
    • When she turned on Bayley and joined the BFFs.
    • And again when she turned on Becky Lynch at the behest of her father's crooked ways.
  • Finishing Move: Originally a forward somersault cutter called Bow Down to the Queen (then the Natural Selection); now uses a bridging figure-four leglock she calls the Figure Eight.
  • Five Moves of Doom: While they don't finish a match, she usually hits a couple chops, a spinning shoulder neckbreaker and a spear to set-up her finishing sequence.
  • Full-Circle Revolution: Nikki was a heel who held the Divas title for over 200 days, and fans insisted it was only due to nepotism while certain wrestlers they saw as more talented couldn't get a look in. Finally she was knocked off the top of the mountain by Charlotte. A year later...
  • Fun with Acronyms: She, Sasha Banks, and Summer Rae were BFFs, which actually stands for the "Beautiful Fierce Females," the name of their wrestling stable.
  • God Save Us from the Queen!: Refers to herself as the Queen whenever she's a heel, at the height of her arrogance and malice. Additionally her finisher was named 'Bow Down To The Queen' for a while, though that stopped when she first Took a Level in Kindness.
  • Good Is Not Nice: As noted under Wild Card, she can play the face or heel without much of a change in character.
  • Graceful Ladies Like Purple: Tends to wear a lot of purple on her ring gear. Makes sense if you look at her Meaningful Name below.
  • Hair-Trigger Temper: You can tell in her more recent promos that she does NOT like being cut off by audience chants, actually snapping at one point and lashing out at the fans while they "WHAT?" her chewing out of her own father, and during one promo calling her own hometown's fans idiots for cheering and Woo-ing the Flairs no matter how badly Charlotte talks about them. Ric had his days too, but he never took it out on the fans as bad as she did.
  • Heel–Face Turn: When she stopped Sasha Banks from continuing to attack Bayley after Charlotte's match with her on the Fatal 4-Way special, followed up by her treating the defeated Bayley with good sportsmanship after a later rematch. Good sportsmanship appears to be the reason why Charlotte finished her NXT run as a face — well, that and Bayley.
  • Hypocrite: The daughter of the Dirtiest Player in the Game calls Bayley a cheater when she herself had done it in many of her matches including reenacting the infamous Montreal Screwjob on Natalya.
  • I Have the High Ground: You wouldn't think it, but she is capable of a pretty good moonsault and pescado. Makes sense given her gymnast background, and all around adds to her Ace-like persona.
  • Invincible Villain: Initially started as a Invincible Hero when she makes her main roster debut. Plays straight once she turns heel.
    • Since then, her father constantly interferes in her matches and even when he is banned from ring side, Charlotte has Dana Brooke to help her. After ditching her father, Dana continuously helps Charlotte during her matches, even when she treats her like hell. When Bayley defeats her for the third time, she immediately pull strings to rectify her victory and defeats her in another match with Dana Brooke as the guest referee.
    • Charlotte has never lost in a singles match on PPV (the only time she lost was in a tag team match on Battleground 2016) and even during televised matches, it is rare to see her lose a match, both singles and tag teams (even when she lost in a tag teammatch, it was normally her partner who was pinned/submitted instead of her). This finally comes to an end on Fastlane 2017 where she lost to Bayley.
    • Combined her Divas Champion and her first Raw Women's Champion reign, Charlotte has been a champion even longer than Nikki Bella's second Divas Champion run (the longest reign before the title retires). In fact, Charlotte has been a champion for almost the entire of 2016 and has been a four time Raw Women's Champion before the champion is even a year old.
    • During her feud with Sasha Banks, the two constantly trade the Raw Women's Champion, with Sasha winning it on Raw and Charlotte regaining it a few weeks later on the next PPV. Their feud ends at Roadblock: End of the Line, with Charlotte still the champion and Sasha is not allowed to have a rematch due to the match stipulation.
  • Lightning Bruiser: While she hasn't shown as much of it on Raw, in NXT Charlotte once attempted to moonsault Sasha, who rolled out of the way, leaving Charlotte to stick the landing and turn it into a somersault senton.
    • As of her championship run, this is definitely the case. Her moveset has maneuvers that take advantage of her height and strength relative to the other ladies in the division, but she also makes regular use of the moonsault.
  • Male Gaze: After Charlotte won the NXT title and was showing off to the crowd, Lil' Naich gave her a spank and mouthed "hard camera", since she was celebrating a little too much with her back to the camera.
  • Meaningful Name: She was billed from Charlotte, North Carolina, though that was changed to 'The Queen City' so as to avoid redundancy with her ring name. Charlotte is the feminine form of Charles, which means royalty (and Charlotte, North Carolina was named after a queen consort, hence why its nickname IS the Queen City). The Queen City billing could also be a reference to how North Carolina, and the southeastern United States in general, is often referred to as "Flair Country", effectively representing that Ric in kayfabe named his daughter after "his" capital city and has in effect entrusted her with its honor.
  • Parts Unknown: From the Queen City. Subverted, as that's actually Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Pet the Dog:
    • Upon winning the NXT Woman's Championship, she thanks Natalya profusely.
    • She has greatly softened her outlook on Bayley, treating her with much more respect and kindness after defending the title against her in a couple of hard-fought battles. This eventually led to them reconciling their friendship and reforming their Tag Team against Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch, effectively turning Charlotte face.
  • Power Trio:
  • Progressively Prettier: When she debuted she had rather dull hair and modest ring attire. Around the time she became a Beautiful Fierce Female, she got a boob job, went fully blonde, gave herself Rapunzel Hair, wore more make-up and with Hotter and Sexier ring gear.
  • The Psycho Rangers: Team Disingenuous (Emma and Dana Brooke) were these to Bayley and Charlotte respectively. Emma was the playful Cloud Cuckoo Lander...who was also The Bully and a Troll. Dana Brooke was the Amazonian Beauty and bodybuilding champion...who rubbed all her achievements in everyone's faces and had an ego that wasn't quite warranted. They were a stark evil contrast to Bayley and Charlotte's face characters. Recently Becky Lynch, who's become a steampunk face and formed PCB with Charlotte and Paige, ended up taking or at least filling in for Bayley's spot at the Takeover tapings to much similar effect.
  • Ramming Always Works: Uses a spear regularly as part of her moveset.
  • Rearrange the Song: Her "Recognition" theme incorporates a similar guitar riff to her original theme song, and the iconic tune of her father's theme song.
  • Red Baron: Has several, all tending to be based around her lineage.
    • Daddy's Little Nature Girl and its oft-used shorthands, Daddy's Little Girl / The Nature Girl.
    • Genetically Superior and The Queen as a heel.
    • The Flair of NXT back when she was on NXT.
    • The Dirtiest Diva in the Game.
    • Going by her latest T-shirt, Second Nature's being tested out.
  • Rogues Gallery: Bayley, Natalya, and Sasha Banks, with Bayley and Sasha having been former friends of Charlotte's and all three of whom wanted to win the NXT Women's Championship from Charlotte. Lately Dana Brooke, who is determined to best Charlotte and drive her from NXT; and considering Charlotte's call-up to the main roster, she is likely the last rival Charlotte will face down in NXT.
  • She-Fu: As a former gymnast, a lot of cartwheels and handsprings are in her matches—as well as her entrance.
  • Shout-Out: She uses her now ex-husband, Bram's neckbreaker.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Stands at 5'10". That's Michelle McCool territory.
  • Strong Family Resemblance / The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Manages to be both, as she looks like a female version of Ric himself without the deterioration of old age.
  • Tag Team: Had one with Bayley. Ironically, one team they feuded with included one of the people Charlotte once betrayed then-tag partner Bayley to ally with. Charlotte and Bayley later teamed up again against Dana Brooke and Emma, as did Charlotte and Sasha.
  • Tempting Fate: "You will never beat me, ever." Seconds later she dropped a title.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her official t-shirt is completely blue, though her ring gear can be any colour.
  • Waif-Fu: Inverted. She is normally the larger opponent yet she uses this type of wrestling. What do you expect from a former gymnast?
  • We Used to Be Friends: Formerly had this with Bayley, then with Sasha Banks, now with Paige and Becky Lynch. Actually, go ahead and name all four of them.
  • What The Hell Charlotte?: This has been the almost universal reaction, in and out of the WWE, concerning Charlotte's dismissal and disowning of her father Ric Flair, to the point that even Stephanie McMahon, no less an Alpha Bitch and Daddy's Little Villain in her own family, epically chewed out Charlotte and called her a disgrace to the Women's Championship.
  • Wild Card: The resident tweener of the NXT women's division, at least since winning the title. She can easily feud with either heels or faces and can play either the heel or face in a particular situation without undergoing any real change in her character or personality.
  • Worthy Opponent:
    • Acknowledged Bayley as such after defending the title against her. When Bayley asked for another shot, Charlotte granted it and said, "Good luck, kid," with sincerity.
    • Tried to acknowledge former BFF Sasha Banks as this after Banks beat her to win the NXT Women's Championship. Somehow Sasha managed to both accept it and withhold her own respect from Charlotte. Finally cemented on a later episode of NXT, where the two went through a grueling title match (which Sasha won) and at the end embraced tearfully as friends—or as close as possible that women constantly going up against each other can get to being friends, anyway. Given that both have been promoted to the main roster (along with Becky), it's very possible that the match might have been their last against each other in an NXT Arena.
  • Wrestling Family: Daughter of Ric Flair, older sister of the late Reid Flair, and younger half-sister of David Flair. Also was once married to TNA wrestler and former NXT trainee Tom Latimer (a.k.a Bram).
    • By extension of being a Flair, she's also part of the (entirely kayfabe) Anderson family.

Alternative Title(s): Charlotte Flair

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