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Charlotte talks Ronda Rousey; picks her ideal Wrestlemania opponent

Charlotte, SmackDown Womens Champion

Wrestlemania is almost upon us, with little over a month to go. With the card finally starting to line up, one question that remained was who Charlotte Flair might be facing. The WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion was on Conversations with Maria Menounos today. Charlotte talked about Ronda Rousey and discussed who she’d like to wrestle on the grandest stage of them all.

Who she’d like to face at Wrestlemania:

I want to wrestle Asuka, I want to break her streak. We’ve never faced each other, never been in a multi-woman match. I feel her coming from Japan and having her own legacy, and coming from a completely different culture, and then my background, I think it’s definitely a Wrestlemania moment. So that’s who I would like to face.

Why she didn’t say Ronda Rousey:

She has to pay her dues first to face me.

If WWE talent are happy to have her there:

Oh, they should be. Ronda’s a star and an attraction and with her coming to be a part of the women’s division, obviously it brings more eyes on the women’s division, not just our audience. I mean, people that don’t even watch wrestling, they know who Ronda Rousey is.

They’re like, ‘Oh she’s on WWE, oh let’s tune in for a second.’ So I think that’s huge. But, you know, we’re on the road 265 days a year and you just can’t call yourself a WWE Superstar. So the easiest thing she’ll do is sign a contract. Whether she’s willing to put in that work, that’s where the respect and understanding our culture and what it means to be a star in our industry.. we’ll see how the future plays out.

If she would take Ronda under her wing:

100%. I haven’t had the opportunity. I’m on Smackdown right now and she’s been on Raw, but I hope in the future. I think all the women would be willing to take her under their wing and show her the ropes.

Advice for Raw’s newest acquisition:

It doesn’t matter how athletic you are, it’s about being a performer and eliciting a reaction from the crowd. The best superstars are the ones who can have an emotional connection, whether positive or negative, with their audience. That’s what makes the greats great.

Transcription of the interview courtesy of Wrestling Inc.