Charlotte is a former seven-time Women’s Champion and has spearheaded the current Women’s Revolution even though she has made it clear that she never actually wanted to become a wrestler when she was growing up because she saw the impact the business had on her father.
The Queen was inspired to become a wrestler by her brother Reid, who sadly passed away back in 2013 and it was then that Charlotte decided to pursue the career path her brother chose in his honor.
Charlotte is the daughter of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair and according to former Women’s Champion Victoria who recently spoke to Landon Buford, she was approached to train Charlotte when she was first making footsteps into the business.
“Ric asked if I could help train his daughter Charlotte along with Mickie James,” she said via Ringsidenews. “I think I was the scheduled for an appearance that did not come through and to have Ric Flair call you and say train my daughter. How cool is that?”
Mickie James and Victoria dominated the Women’s Division throughout the early 2000s, and have both had successful stints in Impact Wrestling as well which could be why Flair approached both women because he wanted his daughter to learn the ropes from the best.
James also spoke to Landon ahead of this week’s Raw, where she echoed Victoria’s comments about Flair contacting her to train his daughter.
“Ric really wanted us to train Charlotte before she was in the business. The only actual training I did with her was when I went down to NXT, but she was injured at the time. So, I never actually got to see her wrestle. I was down there for like a week at the training facility. What I recall is Ric wanting Lisa and me to train Ashley (Charlotte Flair). I can confirm that Ric did express interest prior to her pursuing a career in wrestling and he wanted her to learn from who he considered the best. He has always been very kind to Lisa and me throughout our careers.”
Even though Victoria and James didn’t go on to train Charlotte, it appears that The Queen did learn from the best and is now considered to be one of the best female wrestlers in the company herself.