Charlotte Flair says she's tried to control her father being vocal about her career, adds that he'll always goes to bat for her

Originally published at Charlotte Flair says she's tried to control her father being vocal about her career

Charlotte discusses her father and her upcoming match with Ronda Rousey.

In several weeks, Charlotte Flair will be defending a WWE Women’s Title at WrestleMania for the third time in her career. Flair is going to put the SmackDown Women’s Title on the line against 2022 women’s Royal Rumble winner Ronda Rousey.

Ahead of WrestleMania and this week’s Friday Night SmackDown, Flair made the media rounds to promote both shows and she stopped past HOT 97 with Peter Rosenberg, Ebro and Laura Stylez. She touched on the support she receives from Ric Flair and how there are times when he can be vocal about the specifics of her career or about her co-workers.

Charlotte said she’s tried to control it, but realized she can’t. She’s aware that her father wants the best for her and he’s always going to take up for her.

I think so, yeah . But it’s also just remaining the course, where I don’t let people know what I’m thinking, whether I’m bothered or unbothered and my dad’s a lot more vocal.

I’ve tried to control that and I’ve realized that I can’t and he thinks he’s doing right by me and I know that no one in the world would do anything other than — my dad would do anything in the world for me and how much he loves me, and my career means everything to him. So, I’m gonna try not to fight that battle anymore, so…

He’s always gonna go to bat for me and I would expect any parent to go to bat for their child. I think people just forget that it’s a father-daughter duo, and he’s just protecting his nest. Even though I don’t think I need protecting. I’m like, ‘Dad, I got this, okay?’ I’m still daddy’s little girl .

Flair and Rousey’s upcoming WrestleMania match is going to be their third time sharing the ring together in a sanctioned match for WWE.

The first time was at Survivor Series 2018 and it was there that Charlotte feels she and Ronda earned one another’s respect.

I really think Survivor Series , I earned her respect. We had no build, we had no story. It was a last minute thing and I think we went out there and killed it and just gave a taste of what her and I are capable of. So I’m looking forward to WrestleMania. I don’t expect anything less than what we already have delivered.

Yeah, absolutely and it’s what she did that entire year. She had — I mean she faced The Bellas, Nia Jax, myself, Alexa Bliss. She performed with many different opponents at a high level and you know, that doesn’t necessarily mean you have the best chemistry with everyone but I think she went out there and you know, she reminded me of Kurt Angle. I’m not saying — I mean, just she picked up so quickly. It’s all about instinct and she has the instinct and that’s half the battle. You can be in this business for a long time and never figure out instinct, in my opinion.

The match card for WrestleMania 38 are taking shape and as of this writing, here is what WWE has scheduled:

Night One (April 2nd)

  • SmackDown Women’s Championship: Charlotte Flair (c) vs. Ronda Rousey
  • Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Bianca Belair
  • Rey & Dominik Mysterio vs. The Miz & Logan Paul

Night Two (April 3rd)

  • WWE Universal Championship and WWE Championship — Winner Takes All Unification Match: Brock Lesnar (WWE Champion) vs. Roman Reigns (Universal Champion) (w/ Paul Heyman)

Match Dates TBA

  • Edge vs. AJ Styles
  • WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships: Carmella & Queen Zelina (c) vs. Sasha Banks & Naomi

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit HOT 97 with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions.