With only a week away for the 34th edition of WWE’s biggest Pay-Per-View of the year, WrestleMania, SmackDown Women’s Champion spoke with Barstool Sports about facing Asuka at this year’s WrestleMania and her corresponding attire for the show, on missing previous week’s episode of SmackDown Live and more.
Not knowing until WWE Fastlane if Asuka would challenge her:
“[At the Royal Rumble] I was standing there hoping that everyone in ‘Gorilla’ or the writing team watching going, ‘She has to pick me. I’m the only logical pick. She has to pick me!’ and then Ronda [Rousey’s] music hits, and I’m like, ‘No, she still has to pick me’ because I wanted to face Asuka that bad and I didn’t know. I didn’t know – I kind of heard rumblings – but I didn’t know for sure until Fastlane.”
Why she wants to face Asuka so badly:
“She has so much respect from the WWE Universe and fans worldwide, and she’s different. For me it’s more because I’ve never faced her. No one’s even seen a singles, a tag, nothing from NXT. I mean, we have never crossed paths and that is very special in our industry. Because, I mean, you’ve at least wrestled once, right? How have we never touched?”
On her WrestlaMania 34 gear:
“My gear is always very much the same shape, but the robe and the entire look is very much inspired from Triple H’s [WrestleMania 30] entrance.”
Charlotte also discussed her dad, the 16-time WWE Champion Ric Flair and what other matches she’s looking forward to at WrestleMania 34.
You can check out the full interview HERE.