“I Was Nervous For Asuka”- Charlotte Flair Reflects on Her Triumphant Return at WWE TLC 2020

Published 12/21/2020, 10:00 AM EST
WWE wrestling stars Sasha Bank (R) and Charlotte Flair (L) fight during a WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) women’s fight at the Olympic hall in Munich, southern Germany, on November 3, 2016. / AFP / CHRISTOF STACHE (Photo credit should read CHRISTOF STACHE/AFP via Getty Images)


At WWE TLC, Charlotte Flair made her triumphant return. The Queen and Asuka beat Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler for the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships.

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This win cemented Flair’s position in the cabinet on Grand Slam Champions. She joins her tag partner Asuka, Bayley, and Sasha Banks in the special category.

The Queen returns to the ring

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In a backstage segment, Flair was interviewed about her return, her title win, and the fact that she’s now a Grand Slam Champion. Flair talked about returning for the fans and the respect she has for Asuka.

We have a lot of history, and the fact that she chose me when she could’ve chosen anyone else to be her partner means a lot. Not only was I nervous for the fans, but I was nervous for Asuka.

“Man, it feels good to be back, and I never thought I’d be the tag team champion with her, but let’s see how far we can go.” Asuka looked elated at being the tag champion alongside Charlotte Flair.

Flair declared that they would come up with a name for their new team. Fans will be excited to see how far this brand new super-team of Charlotte Flair and Asuka will go as the champions. To be honest, the heel turn is going to be absolutely amazing.

Charlotte Flair and Asuka have a wild history

Flair and Asuka might be the tag team champions now, but they have a very tumultuous history. At WrestleMania 34, Flair became the first woman to beat Asuka in WWE. She ended her 914-day winning streak by making her tap out to the Figure Eight.

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Asuka and Flair would clash once again at TLC 2018 in a match that also involved Becky Lynch. The three women put on an absolute classic TLC match, which saw Ronda Rousey snatch the win out of Flair and Lynch’s. Asuka would climb the ladder and clinch her first championship on the main roster.

However, Asuka’s glory was destined to be rather short-lived. The Empress of Tomorrow did not have an opponent for WrestleMania 35 but was cast in a SmackDown title defense against Charlotte Flair mere days before the PPV.

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Flair and Asuka assembled another one of their brilliant matches, and the Queen forced Asuka to tap out to the Figure Eight yet again.

After Becky Lynch relinquished the Raw Women’s Championship in May 2020, Asuka won the title via the MITB briefcase. Asuka found herself fighting an old foe again. She tried her best to pry the title from Asuka, but this time the Empress was too strong for the Queen.

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Nathan Fulgado

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Nathan Fulgado is a WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. Having published close to 1000 professional wrestling articles, Nathan is currently pursuing his Journalism degree from Xavier's College. He has previously worked at Free Press Journal as a local journalist.

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