We just heard Ric Flair explain that both he and daughter Charlotte were uncomfortable with his on-screen partnership with Lacey Evans earlier this year on Raw.
Now Charlotte is weighing in. She reveals it wasn’t the Evans portion of the program she didn’t like. Her quote to The Hindustan Times also sheds some light on her mindset during a strange stretch of time where The Queen tested positive for COVID, falsely diagnosed as pregnant by WWE medical, and saw her fiancé Andrade successfully negotiate his release from the company.
“It wasn’t so much about Lacey. It is very difficult with my dad. I had an extensive amount of time off for the first time ever in my career, I was eager and excited to come back and start fresh. I wanted to add layers to my characters as I felt stale. I wanted these changes. When my dad got brought into the picture, I was like man is 2021 and I don’t want to share the screen with my dad. I am Charlotte Flair now, I am not longer Ric Flair’s daughter, that’s Charlotte’s dad. I was like why I have to be on TV with my dad.
“I don’t want anyone to think that is selfish, anyone would love to share screen with their dad. But if anyone’s followed my career, all I have done since day one is pave my own legacy. Yes, I do a lot of his personal trademarks but it is also to acknowledge me as a separate performer. So that’s why I was frustrated at home because selfishly I wanted the screen for myself and not with my dad.”
WWE’s integrated Charlotte’s frustration with the perception she benefits from her father’s legacy into her character and storylines, so this could be a shoot answer and a worked one.
Whether it is or not, I wouldn’t expect to see father & daughter on-screen again any time soon.