Charlotte Flair is the current WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion. She returned as a babyface when she defeated Ronda Rousey for the title on the final WWE SmackDown of 2022. The majority of Flair’s WWE career has been spent as a heel, and she prefers to be an “asshole.”
Charlotte Flair has been a heel for the majority of her WWE career finding it easier to be “an asshole” as she said in an interview with Dan LeBatard of the Dan LeBatard Show saying: “Yes, it’s fun. To me, it’s just easier,” she continued saying “For my experience, my dad is Ric Flair, I come from a legacy, I’m bigger, faster, stronger. It’s hard to be like, ‘Like me, I’m relatable.’ How do you say that humbly?”
When noting that Charlotte’s return was reacted with cheers, “The Queen” said:
“Now, my mindset is, I’m not a good guy, I’m not a bad guy, I’m just the woman. I spent so many years trying to get people to boo me and now with the reception from the fans and them being so excited to see me, I try not to overthink it. I think they want to see me be arrogant now. They want to cheer that. They don’t want me to be corny, they want me to be me. It’s more of a respect thing because of everything I’ve done in the industry.” At Wrestlemania 39, Charlotte is defending her Smackdown Women’s Championship against The Judgment Day’s Rhea Ripley.