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Ric Flair on Charlotte vs Sasha Banks, Charlotte on Turning Heel and How It’s Helped Her

WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair and former WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte were recently interviewed by ESPN to promote this weekend’s SummerSlam pay-per-view (PPV). You can check out some highlights here:

Charlotte on turning heel:

“It really gave me an opportunity to have some personality. For me, being a heel comes more natural because Charlotte’s character was created upon being genetically superior, which is hard to tell people as a baby face and come across endearing.”

Their reactions to the segment where Charlotte turns on Ric:

Ric:

“I was just thinking how proud I was. Everybody thought I was upset. It’s amazing. It was probably one of the best promos they have had on TV in a long time. It was just tears of joy for her. She has been through a lot. We, as a family, have been through a lot.”

Charlotte:

“He was looking up at me with tears of joy. He was just so proud of me, that I was owning the moment.”

Flair on Charlotte vs Sasha Banks at SummerSlam:

“I think the match she had with Sasha on Raw is the greatest women’s match I’ve ever seen. I don’t have a problem saying this, and I have seen some good ones, certainly Trish [Stratus] and Amy [‘Lita’ Dumas] had some great matches. But you would be hard-pressed to say that anything was ever better. That’s what’s unique about [Charlotte]. All she could think about is, ‘Dad, we didn’t have time to really put it together.’ I said, ‘Nobody knows that but you. Wait until SummerSlam, wait until SummerSlam!’ But she has been like that her whole life. She just can’t stand being second. I couldn’t stand it either.”