“You Feel Her Presence” – Charlotte Flair Praises WWE Raw Rival Rhea Ripley

Published 05/18/2021, 11:31 AM EDT
Professional Wrestling: WWE SummerSlam: Charlotte Flair approaches the ring during event at Barclays Center. Brooklyn, NY 8/19/2018 CREDIT: Rob Tringali (Photo by Rob Tringali /Sports Illustrated via Getty Images) (Set Number: X162079 TK1 )


Respect and admiration for one’s co-worker go a long way in showing that person’s character. This implies to WWE Superstars as well. Over the years, we have seen many wrestlers come out and speak well of their co-workers and opponents. In a recent interview, Charlotte Flair did the same.

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MUMBAI, INDIA – NOVEMBER 14: (EDITORS NOTE: This is an exclusive image of Hindustan Times) WWE Raw womens champion Superstar Charlotte Flair poses during an exclusive interview with HT Café-Hindustan Times, at ITC Maratha, Sahar, n November 14 2019 in Mumbai, India. (Photo by Aalok Soni/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Charlotte Flair praises her opponents

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In a recent interview with the ‘Hindustan Times‘, Charlotte Flair showed admiration towards her future opponent, Rhea Ripley, before their match at WWE WrestleMania Backlash. Speaking on Rhea, she said, “She has an aura around her. When she comes out, you feel her presence. She oozes that appeal. That is half the battle, the owing the room.”

This was a beautiful moment of sportsmanship. Even though Rhea was her opponent, Flair did not bad-mouth her once. This shows that Charlotte is called ‘The Queen’ for a reason.

Unfortunately for Flair, her admirable words could not win her the Raw Women’s Championship at WrestleMania Backlash. Rhea Ripley retained her championship after she hit Asuka with the Riptide to pick up the win.

Interestingly, since Flair was not the one to tap out or get pinned, WWE could still book her for another shot at the title. The prospect remains to be seen.

Flair respects Asuka

In the interview, Charlotte also praised Asuka for being at the top of her game. She said,

“I think it has to do with how much I respect her as a performer and as a human. I believe going into WrestleMania 34, Asuka had nothing to prove. She had made a name for herself, travelled all around the world, come from Japan and had the longest unbeaten streak in WWE history. And I felt like if I beat her that would cement my legacy.”

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Flair remembers when they faced off, it was like Asuka had nothing to lose and Flair had everything to prove. ‘The Nature Girl‘ reports that since last year’s WrestleMania, ‘The Empress of Tomorrow’ has been the MVP of Raw. She feels like they are always shoulder to shoulder. “She is one of the greatest I have ever faced,” concluded Charlotte.

What are your thoughts on ‘The Queen’ and her words? Comment down below and let us know!

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Aditya Pran Mahanta

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Aditya Pran Mahanta is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, who is currently pursuing his Bachelor of Arts degree. Being a sports fanatic, he has played at the state level badminton in his younger years but his love for WWE overtook all other passions. Being a decade-long wrestling fan, he relishes the older wrestlers and wishes that the newer generation had the same Edge. He is a passionate fan of Rey Mysterio for his high flying style, Edge for being The Ultimate Opportunist, and Razor Ramon because nobody messes with the Bad Guy!

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