WWE's Charlotte Flair reveals dad Ric Flair’s reaction to her Figure Eight finisher

Stephanie Chase
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From Digital Spy

Ever since Charlotte Flair first stepped into the ring people have been making comparisons to her father, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair.

But while Charlotte shares a lot of similarities with her legendary dad she’s determined to prove she’s not only just as good as him but better.

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While Ric made a name for himself by making his opponents tap out to the Figure Four leg lock, Charlotte has taken it one step further with her finisher, the Figure Eight.

“It’s twice as good,” Charlotte told Digital Spy about her finisher. The move sees Charlotte putting her opponent in the traditional Figure Four but then bridging to increase the pressure.

When asked what her dad’s reaction to the move was, Charlotte said he simply told her: “Oh, honey, you can do everything.”

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“You know my dad, he’s my biggest fan,” Charlotte added.

Charlotte knows that comparisons to Ric are inevitable but she’s not worried about ever being in his shadow. “I tell people he didn't pass the torch,” she said. “I took the torch and I ran with it.”

While Charlotte says she now talks to her dad every day about her WWE career they didn’t always bond over wrestling.

“When I first started (wrestling) there was really no communication,” she said. “He didn't talk about the business with me.

“I just don't think he ever saw the women in that light. Then when he came to my Takeover match with Natalya he was like, ‘Oh wow’.

“After that, he knew I was all on board because I had never said, ‘Hey dad I want to be a WWE Superstar’. It was something my brothers aspired to be.

“So I think when he was like, ‘Oh, wow, she's serious about this and is good,’ that's when our relationship and bond about the business took off.”

With the Women’s Division constantly growing stronger fans have been wondering when WWE might hold another all women's Evolution event.

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And while Charlotte would welcome another Evolution she doesn’t necessarily see it as something that has to happen.

“I'm a huge fan of Evolution,” she said. “But I also think there's something to whether we have an all-female Pay-Per-View or not.

“I'm a firm believer that I want to be on the card with men going, ‘I’m going to have the best match’.

“So do I want Evolution? Yes, but if it's something that doesn't happen again I'm not opposed to it because I want to go, ‘okay, I had the best match out of any male or female on the roster'".

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