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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 a three-time 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.


"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.
  • Arrogant Kung Fu Girl: Charlotte is very self-aware of her superior talent, and if it wasn't for her arrogance and tendency for showing off, she'd be unbeatable (instead of just mostly so).
  • Actually Pretty Funny: At the first Smackdown after Wrestlemania 34 during the IIconics' debut segment you can see her trying her hardest not to laugh during Peyton Royce's impression of her.
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  • 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. She then became one again after turning heel and winning the Divas and Raw Women's Championship, becoming arrogant to the point she disowned her own father for over a year.
  • Alternate Company Equivalent:
    • Can be considered one (and also a Distaff Counterpart) towards NJPW's Kazuchika Okada, both being extremely talented, bleached-blonde wrestlers with gimmicks that can be described as "Ric Flair clone", they are also massively pushed by their respective companies. Their characters are also quite similar, being somewhat of an Arrogant Kung-Fu Guy yet not incapable of showing respect to those who they deem Worthy Opponent.
    • Her Horsemen lineage also draws a fair amount of comparisons to Impact Wrestling's Tessa Blanchard, and the two have expressed mutual interest in facing off should they ever end up on the same roster.
  • Amazonian Beauty: As seen in the pic above, she has a toned figure, and stands a statuesque 178 cm (5'10).
  • 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 is the closest non-Horsewoman to this trope. While their battle on NXT was more or less a love letter to the Flair and Hart legacies with much mutual respect between the two women, their main roster championship rivalries in middle 2016 with Charlotte as a heel and Natalya as a face, and in fall 2017 on SmackDown Live with Charlotte as a face and Nattie as a heel, were far more contentious.
  • 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.
  • Bitch in Sheep's Clothing: After Survivor Series 2018, Charlotte claimed that she beat up Ronda Rousey in the name of her best friend, Becky Lynch. The following week however, she dropped all pretense of this and proclaimed that she was doing it for herself.
  • 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: Originally wrestled as just Charlotte but was openly acknowledged as Ric Flair's daughter. Finally changed in late 2016 when her ring name officially became "Charlotte Flair".
  • Chronic Backstabbing Disorder: At this point, it would probably be easier to list the names of the people Charlotte hasn't thrown to the wolves in pursuit of title gold. Becky Lynch has been the most frequent recipient, but other names include the likes of Bayley and Charlotte's own father. In short: never trust a Flair.
  • Daddy's Girl: During Charlotte's face runs, most notably her fall 2017 storyline where she chased Natalya's SmackDown Women's title in her father Ric Flair's honor after his recent health scare. If you ever watch them in an interview out of kayfabe, it's clear where this comes from, as Charlotte still looks at Ric like an adoring little girl who's just so happy her daddy's home.
  • Daddy's Little Villain: What this trope turns into during her heel runs, such as in 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 was a constant presence at ringside and a nearly as constant interference in her matches until shortly after WrestleMania 32.
  • 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.
  • Defeating the Undefeatable: She was the one who ultimately ended Asuka's undefeated streak in WWE.
  • Demoted to Extra: Inverted. Charlotte constantly being given title runs made other contenders lose their momentum to the point most of them were turned into Jobbers. This is what made Becky Lynch so frustrated that she attacked Charlotte at SummerSlam as Becky had been working hard to earn a title opportunity after being ignored for two years only to be blind sided by Charlotte once again. The formerly undefeated Asuka also suffered the same fate after losing to Charlotte at WrestleMania 34 .
  • Distaff Counterpart:
    • To her father, thus also coupled with Legacy Character, 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. Even her theme tune is a remixed, sped-up version of her father's.
    • To Roman Reigns, another person who came from a Wrestling Family dynasty who were often given heavy pushes from management numerous times despite poor fan reception. They even have the Spear as part of their moveset.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: How did she defeat Natalya at Payback 2016? By reenacting the Montreal Screwjob, with Nattie's uncle and the Screwjob's original victim Bret Hart at ringside.
  • Early-Bird Cameo:
    • While there was no way it was an intentional nod to future events, Charlotte's first appearance on a wrestling show actually happened at the age of 13 on WCW Monday Nitro, on the May 15 episode when Vince Russo (accompanied by Daffney and her own half-brother David) invaded her father's house. At the time she was obviously only known by her (almost) real name of Ashley Flairnote . She made a few more appearances supporting Ric during his match at The Great American Bash and the Nitro the following night.
    • Appeared on WWE television for the first time supporting her legendary father in his Tables Ladders & Chairs match against the defending champion Edge, back on January 16 2006, several months before her 20th birthday.
    • She also appeared at ringside to support her father at WrestleMania XXIV for his famed retirement match against Shawn Michaels, three years before she'd sign with WWE.
  • Easily Forgiven:
  • Evil Makeover: After Charlotte turned heel at Survivor Series 2018, she started to wear darker make up. This change also showed how much Charlotte was jealous of Becky Lynch after her own Face–Heel Turn a few months earlier and Charlotte's refusal to stay out of the spotlight, and the resulting new appearance even was similar to Becky's.
  • 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: Young Charlotte looking at Vince 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.
    • As of 2018, she plays a very confident character with pedigree (not that one) and superior natural athletic talent that is clearly favored by management even though she tends to be Always Second Best when it comes to crowd reception. She also seems to have a dark side that can flip on at a moment's notice and result in her being frighteningly violent, often at the expense of wrestling protocol. Physically, she has the genetics of Ric Flair, but in terms of persona, she may as well be the Distaff Counterpart to an in-his-prime Randy Orton.
  • Face Fault: She would inherit the "Flair Flop" (i.e. fall flat on her face) as a tip of the cap to the old man.
  • 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.
    • And once more in the closing months of 2018, which saw Charlotte beat the living Jesus out of Ronda Rousey at the behest of Becky Lynch...only to again turn on Lynch herself two weeks later when she revealed that she didn't do it at he behest of Becky but of herself, and return to the cruel, remorseless heel persona for which Charlotte is arguably best known.
  • 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 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.
    • It's also very easy, as of late 2018, to provoke Charlotte into kendo-stick-swinging madness and get her disqualified. Just last long enough in the ring with her, and she'll get frustrated and reach for it.
  • 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.
    • In 2017 after been attacked by Natalya, Tamina and Carmella when she almost won the title against Naomi.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: Lost her fourth SmackDown Women's Championship within two minutes of winning it because she just couldn't resist trying to hurt and humiliate Money in the Bank contract-holder Bayley. Charlotte went for a spear, Bayley slipped out of the way, and Charlotte knocked herself out cold on a ringpost, giving Bayley a miles-wide window of opportunity to cash in her contract, land her Diving Elbow, and pin Charlotte for the title.
  • 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.
    • In 2018, she is angry at Becky for betraying her, putting the championship over their friendship. Two years earlier, Charlotte was the one who valued the championship more and betrayed Becky. Charlotte even berates Becky for her cowardly attitude ever since turning heel, traits that Charlotte also did two years earlier.
    • Has the audacity to call out Becky for being absent because of her injury when Charlotte herself was absent for a longer duration earlier the year due to ruptured breast implant.
  • Heterosexual Life-Partners: Charlotte is best friends with Becky Lynch outside the ring (which can also show up in the ring if they're in the same face or heel alignment).
  • I Have the High Ground: You wouldn't think it, given that her father is notorious for failing at top-rope spots, 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.
  • "I Know You're in There Somewhere" Fight:
    • She was tremendously hurt by Becky Lynch's betrayal in late 2018, considering that the two had been best friends on- and off-screen for the majority of their respective WWE careers. On October 23, 2018 episode of SmackDown Live, she sounded completely heartbroken when she screamed "Who are you?!" at Becky after a brawl at the WWE performance center. Weeks prior, during Becky's championship celebration, Charlotte had this to say:
      Charlotte: I came out here tonight to show you respect. But no... I also wished that there was a little bit left of my best friend inside of whatever this [motions to Becky] has become.
    • Ironically, she found that little bit of her best friend a short while after Becky had decisively defeated her again to retain the championship. Specifically, the night after Becky got injured leading a hellraising raid by the SmackDown team over the Raw women's roster, Becky was treated as a heroine by the ladies and picked Charlotte to replace her in the upcoming match against Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series, telling her to do to Ronda what the champ wouldn't be cleared to do and even hugging her before leaving the ring.
  • Invincible Hero/Invincible Villain:
    • Charlotte rarely loses a match or is pinned/submitted during a non-singles match, both during PPV and televised matches.
    • From the moment she joins the main roster, Charlotte was immediately pushed to be the top women in the company. Within 3 months, she ended Nikki Bella's longest Divas Championship reign and from there on, she proceeds to defeat every women in the company.
    • Following her heel turn in 2016, 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.
    • From 2015 to 2017, Charlotte has never lost in a singles match on PPV. 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 championship is even a year old.
    • During her feud with Sasha Banks in 2016, 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.
    • By 2017, Charlotte was the the only woman to hold all three brand Women's Championship (with the exception of the original) and the Divas Championship. And by SummerSlam 2018, she had become a seven-time Women's Champion, tying with Trish Stratus as most championship won by a woman in the main roster, not to mentioned taking 3 years faster than Trish to do so. She then broke this record six months later when she won the SmackDown championship for a third time.
    • Becoming the first person to defeat Asuka in singles competition, ending her historical undefeated streak.
    • Breaking Trish Stratus' record of most PPV wins by a woman.
    • While as of this writing she has never won the Women's Royal Rumble match, she did tie with Michelle McCool for most eliminations in a single Rumble with 5 (McCool at the inaugural 2018 Rumble and Charlotte at the 2019 Rumble).
  • It's All About Me: Whether she's a Face or Heel, it is pretty clear that Charlotte cares more about herself and the championships than even her own father. After Becky's rise in popularity, Charlotte was unable to sit out of the spotlight and tried to piggyback on Becky's popularity including taking credit for her winning the 2019 Royal Rumble match and wanting to replace Becky at WrestleMania 35 after Becky was suspended.
  • Jerkass: As a heel, Charlotte is singly one of the cruelest, most ruthless, and most utterly unlikable wrestlers on the roster, playing the role to an absolute art form.
  • Karma Houdini: After being an extreme bitch for more than a year, Charlotte turned face in April 2017 after moving to SmackDown following an attack from Carmella, Tamina and Natayla and was easily forgiven by Becky and her father despite the things she had done to them as a heel without even so much as a sorry.
  • Kick the Dog: Charlotte's favorite past time, having mocked everyone from Becky Lynch, Sasha Banks, Bayley, Natayla, Bret Hart, Dana Brooke and even her father.
    • At Payback 2016, Charlotte reopened an old Hart Family wound by reenacting the infamous Montreal Screwjob on Natayla when her uncle was on ringside.
    • After she replaced Becky Lynch as Ronda Rousey's opponent at WrestleMania 35, Charlotte openly bragged that she was doing this for her best friend but the tone she gave plus her jealousy over Becky's popularity clearly suggested otherwise.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Oh, Crap!: At Fastlane 2018. Charlotte had just won a hard-fought title challenge against Ruby Riott and stood tall and proud in the ring, taking in the glory and victory...and then Asuka's entrance theme hit and the all-feared Women's Royal Rumble winner stepped into the ring to challenge Charlotte to a title match at WrestleMania 34. Charlotte's facial expression could best be described as resignation to being devoured.
  • Parts Unknown: She is billed from "the Queen City." Subverted, as it's clearly assumed that's actually Charlotte, North Carolina, "The Queen City" being a nickname for the city.
  • 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.
  • Rage Quit: Starting with her match against Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series 2018, Charlotte has developed a pattern where, if her opponent survives too much damage and gets her frustrated, she'll grab a kendo stick from under the ring and start smacking her opponent with it, intentionally DQ'ing herself rather than letting the opponent have the satisfaction of a proper win.
  • 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.
  • Retcon: The feud between Charlotte and Becky in 2018 painted Charlotte as the one who values friendship and angry at Becky for breaking their years long friendship, completely ignoring everything that had happened two years earlier when the roles were reversed. Then again, WWE rarely brings up the past events of a feud. The 2018 feud itself got progressively retconned itself due to Becky receiving the fans' support, leading WWE to tweak the storyline and portray both Becky and Charlotte as both having valid points, but neither being outright heels, before by the time Becky won the 2019 Women's Royal Rumble match, Charlotte was clearly the heel while Becky was clearly the face, albeit as a rebellious Anti-Hero.
  • 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.
  • She's Got Legs: One of the most easily recognizable trait about her is her long, toned legs (which she put to a good use with the Figure-Eight).
  • Shout-Out: She uses her now ex-husband Bram's neckbreaker.
  • Smug Snake: Tends to spot one whenever she has the advantage over her opponent or when she talked them down. This is apparent during the 2019 Women's Royal Rumble match when it is down to Becky and Charlotte in the final two but Becky injured her knee after an attack from Nia Jax. Fully confidant that Becky will be forfeited, Charlotte smugly smiles and was ready to have her hand raised only for Becky to enter the ring.
  • Spotlight-Stealing Squad:
    • Not only was Charlotte quickly pushed to be the company's top woman from the moment of her main roster debut, she also had many accomplishments that no other women in the industry had done before as mentioned above. So far, she became a champion in every year and all her WrestleMania matches are also championship matches. Being the daughter of Ric Flair certainly helps.
    • This also became part of her gimmick during her feud with Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey. Jealous of how she was no longer the top woman in the company anymore, Charlotte attempted to hog Becky Lynch's spotlight and claimed credit in all her accomplishments, including winning the 2019 Women's Royal Rumble. She was eventually added into Becky's match with Ronda at WrestleMania while Becky had to win two matches to do so.
  • Statuesque Stunner: Stands at 178 cm (5'10"). That's Michelle McCool territory.
  • Strong Family Resemblance: On top of all the comparison with her father, she looks a lot like a female version of a young Ric himself.
  • 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.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: The girly girl to Becky Lynch's tomboy. The two are "The Man" and "The Queen" respectively. While Charlotte is big, tall and muscular (though Becky has a decent, well toned muscular physique in her own right, though she's not as big as Charlotte), Becky has the more tomboyish personality. Since her 2018 heel turn, Becky has been compared to Steve Austin, with a rough and edgy attitude (even before the heel turn, Becky once did a re-enactment of Stone Cold's famous King of the Ring speech along with fellow male superstars) and wears shirts, dark pants and jeans. Charlotte, especially when heel, has an Alpha Bitch type of personality and often wears attires which sparkle and shine, channeling much of her father's fine style. Even before her heel turn, Becky was always the "lass kicker" who just enjoyed to fight and wasn't bothered about looking glamorous in front of the camera.
  • True Blue Femininity: Her official t-shirt is completely blue, though her ring gear can be any colour.
  • The Ugly Guy's Hot Daughter: Granted, in Ric's case is mostly due to the deterioration of old age.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Charlotte was in the final two of the 2019 Women's Royal Rumble match with Becky Lynch but when Becky insisted of continuing the match with a injured knee, Charlotte's previously smug face as she believed that Becky would had been forfeited after Nia Jax attacked her turned into anger as to why Becky wouldn't stay down.
  • 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.
  • Weapon of Choice: Kendo sticks. Is she in a stipulation match where weapons are encouraged, or at least allowed? She'll go right for the stick and start swinging. Is an opponent proving too resilient for her liking? She'll go right for the stick and start swinging, not even caring if she gets disqualified.
  • What the Hell, Hero?: This has been the almost universal reaction, in and out of the WWE, concerning Charlotte's dismissal and disowning of her father Ric Flair shortly after WrestleMania 32, to the point that even Stephanie McMahon, no less an Alpha Bitch and Daddy's Little Villain in her own family, and no more a stranger to disrespecting Ric Flair herself, 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.
    • By the end of 2018, she was back in this territory, albeit in a much stranger way. While she embraces and plays to the fans to a certain extent, she'll gladly pull out a kendo stick and start swinging at the first sign of trouble, even if it means throwing away the match.
  • 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.
    • Despite visibly dreading the prospect of facing her when the challenge was initially made, Charlotte very quickly came to respect Asuka in the leadup to their match at Wrestlemania 34, openly acknowledging Asuka's almost mythical reputation as an unstoppable force of nature and admitting that she had never faced a wrestler so ferocious in her life. When Charlotte actually did the impossible and beat the streak, she was quick to pin a crying, congratulatory Asuka in a tight hug.
    • Becky Lynch. Despite their falling out it's obvious that deep down they still respect each other, as evident when they shared a hug when Becky, after getting her nose broken by Nia Jax, picked her to face Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series 2018.
  • 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 former TNA wrestler and NXT trainee Tom Latimer (a.k.a Bram). By extension of being a Flair, she's also part of the (entirely kayfabe) Anderson family.
  • Yank the Dog's Chain: After Defeating the Undefeatable by overcoming Asuka at WrestleMania 34 to retain her championship, the next night on SmackDown she gets jumped by the debuting pairing of Billie Kay and Peyton Royce, beaten down, and left semiconscious in the ring for Carmella to cash her Money in the Back briefcase on. Even with the ref dilly-dallying about getting the cash-in organised, she's barely able to make it to her feet before Carmella kicks her in the face and pins her to take away the belt she fought so hard to keep.

Alternative Title(s): Charlotte


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