“I Didn’t Pass The Torch, She Took It”- Ric Flair Opens up on Charlotte Flair’s WWE Accomplishments

Published 01/03/2021, 10:00 AM EST
CHICAGO, IL – MAY 01: Former WWE champion Ric Flair and current women’s champion Charlotte Flair throw out the ceremonial first pitch before the game between the Chicago Cubs and the Atlanta Braves on May 1, 2016 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)


The world’s most prolific wrestler and the world’s highest paid comedian dunked themselves in ice cold water and discussed wrestling. Ric Flair appeared on Kevin Hart’s Cold as Balls show where he talked to the comedian about his insane career. Topics of discussion included The Rock, the Four Horsemen, and of course, Charlotte Flair.

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Kevin Hart asks Ric Flair about his daughter, Charlotte

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It is every parent’s dream to watch their child spread their wings and soar in the sky of success. For Flair, it is doubly sweet as his daughter is one of, if not the best women’s wrestler in the world.

Charlotte Flair is a nine-time Women’s Champion and a two-time NXT Champion. Flair won the Women’s Tag Team Titles too, making her a Grand Slam Champion.

“She’s incredible. She blew right by me. I didn’t pass the torch, she took it.”

Hart asked Flair how it felt to see his daughter follow in his footsteps. He said, “Far, far bigger than anything I’ve ever accomplished than to see her not just be good, but great.”

Hart agreed with Flair wholly, saying, “She’s the best.”

Hart then congratulated Flair on having the immense pleasure to see his daughter follow in his footsteps. It was a heartwarming segment during the show, a testament to how proud Flair is of his daughter.

Why wouldn’t he be proud of her? Along with all those titles, Flair was the last woman to hold the Divas Championship. She was the inaugural winner of the new Women’s Championship and is a Royal Rumble winner.

Charlotte Flair’s WWE career

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No woman in wrestling has achieved success on the level of the Queen. Charlotte Flair can be considered the greatest women’s wrestler of all time. With so many accomplishments, it won’t be a surprise if Charlotte overtakes her father’s haul of WWE and WCW Championships.

Ric was a constant sight in Charlotte’s corner during the beginning of her career. Flair even became Charlotte’s manager during her NXT Championship match against Natalya. That match is one of the finest NXT matches of all time, and some might even say was the day Charlotte set out to prove herself as the greatest of all time.

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Charlotte has also had the honour of main eventing WrestleMania. Although the match was originally supposed to be Becky Lynch vs Ronda Rousey, Vince McMahon added Flair to the match because of sheer merit. No wrestler in the women’s division in as good as Flair, and her addition to the match made it an instant classic.

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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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