Ric Flair On Charlotte's WWE Raw Promo: "She Said What She Felt, And That's What Made It Real"
Flair told her father to go home on last week's show
On last week's episode of Monday Night Raw, Charlotte and Ric Flair argued in a backstage segment which ended after The Queen asked her father to go home because she wanted time to be Charlotte Flair without having to compete with The Nature Boy for the spotlight.
The 16-time world champion admitted: "She said what she felt, and that's what made it real. Think about it, how many people have their 72-year-old or 71-year-old father hanging around all the time? Nobody. I left home when I was 15 and never reported back in. It's great. God, I'm so proud of her."
Ric then continued and said he believes Charlotte being his daughter has made it more difficult for her in the business.
"It's incredible. Here's my problem and it probably isn't a fair statement, but it's the way I feel, boys are boys. Your son wants to get in the business. That's fine. It's a guy. Your daughter, you're always going to be sensitive to what goes down. When it's a guy, you can expect them to be able to handle it because if this is what you're going to do, I can't control it. Well if it is a girl, your daughter, and then you see all these different people putting up obstacles that aren't real saying that I made it easy. She's Ric Flair's daughter. It’s a real-life scenario," Ric added.
"What transpired last night (from this week's Raw) is really the way it is, and that's because they keep having me be on TV. If I wasn't here, I'd be forgotten. Nothing was easy for her. It made it harder. Being my daughter made it harder for her. People are jealous. It's just simple. It's human nature. They're jealous. They don't want to see her succeed. I knew that she could do it if she wanted to do it.
"How many families do two people emerge to the level of success that we have? It's me with her all the time. Everybody looks at that as being the rub. It ain't a rub. I'm getting the rub from her now, but people don't see it like that, and it's like, 'God, how do I ever get away from this?' Regardless of the fact that she's ten times better than I was ever in a ring. It's still that stigma.
"Someday she'll look back on it and say, 'God what a great time,' but I feel the pain because I'm sensitive. I'm her dad, and I want everything to be perfect. And I want her to go home at the end of the night and just relax. To even see her during the day working with the other girls on the construction of whatever they're doing or rehearsing, she is so intense and is not going to ever be satisfied unless the result is absolutely perfect.
"And that is one of the reasons she's so good at what she does. The other is that she is so gifted and such a great athlete, but she takes it all, and you could tell in the ring. She just wants to be great. She doesn't have to prove anything to anybody anymore, but every night for her is a different challenge, which is one of the reasons she's so damn good at it."