It seems the Queen is quite impressed with up-and-comer Bianca Belair.
Belair is a former track and fielder and crossfitter who signed a contract with the WWE back in 2016. She has since been honing her skills and making a name for herself on NXT. She was a competitor on the first season of the Mae Young Classic.
Speaking to Alex McCarthy via GiveMeSport, Charlotte Flair named Belair as her favorite competitor in the current NXT roster.
“Bianca Belair. She’s the future. She’s a real stud,” said Flair.
Flair, who came up through the NXT system herself, is full of praise for what is considered the WWE’s talent development ground, but what it’s diehard fan’s consider the “better” show.
One of the best things about NXT has been it’s ability to develop women wrestlers and really give them the ability to shine. Flair and her fellow Horsewomen (Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and Bailey) are proof of what the NXT system can produce, but there are still many talented women putting on some great matches down in NXT.
In another recent interview, this time with the UK Mirror, Flair discussed the state of Women’s wrestling, particularly her role as a “veteran”.
According to Flair, the influx of new talent is something she welcomes , not just as a fan of wrestling but as a wrestler herself.
“That makes me think that I need to work that much harder because this crop of girls can take my spot,” said Flair.
That doesn’t stop her from wanting to see other women succeed though and she relishes the thought that she can be a role model.
“What I hope to represent for younger wrestlers is what it takes for someone to become a WWE superstar,” admits Flair.
Flair is currently in pursuit of her 10th women’s championship, involved in a feud with her former best friend Becky Lynch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship.