Charlotte Flair's WWE career began way back in 2012 when she began training at the Performance Center. She made her NXT debut in July 2013, before moving to the main roster two years later as part of the famous Women's Revolution.
Since then, she has won the Divas Championship once (of which she was also the last holder), five times the title of SmackDown and six times that of Raw. It is impossible to forget her triumph in the 2020 edition of the women's Royal Rumble match, a further recognition for an absolute champion of this business.
Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair clashed this week in a highly anticipated remake of their fight at WrestleMania. The match ended when Sasha pinned her opponent thanks to the intervention of Becky Lynch, who was at ringside. Before The Boss could celebrate, the current Raw champion attacked Banks and Belair.
The show ended with Charlotte and Becky holding their respective belts high. In the latest edition of Smack Talk on Sportskeeda, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell expressed a judgment on the moment she is experiencing Charlotte.
Dutch Mantell said:"“I have a mixed opinion on Charlotte Flair, I have to be very honest. I think she is doing an outstanding job in the ring, even though I don't know her that well. At the same time, I don't like her promos at all about her.
I think she is still too attached to her style of her father of her Ric of her. Do you remember the Woo and all the rest? I personally didn't even like it when Ric Flair did it. That era has passed, Charlotte should update and evolve from this point of view."
The discussion then moved on to Paul Heyman: "She is demonstrating for the umpteenth time all her immense value of her. She has the ability to go from being super arrogant to getting down on her knees to beg Roman Reigns in an instant.
Most of the guys give you the feeling that they are acting, while he looks just like that."
The Godfather: "The myth of Hulk Hogan is based on a flood of lies"
Hulk Hogan can undoubtedly be counted among the greatest wrestlers of any era, having personally contributed to spreading the popularity of wrestling in every corner of the world.
Despite his undeniable technical and acting skills, the reputation of the two-time WWE Hall of Famer has been questioned multiple times in recent years due to a number of controversial incidents. The reference is mainly to the audio clip that emerged in 2007, in which the voice of the Hulk was clearly heard as he used racist epithets.
At WrestleMania 37, Hogan was even booed by the public in Florida, the state where he spent most of his youth. The 68-year-old from Augusta holds the record for consecutive years spent as a world champion and - after Bruno Sammartino - is the second wrestler ever with the most overall days as a WWE Champion.
Speaking on the Midnight Hustle podcast, WWE legend The Godfather recalled his experience working with Hulk Hogan, The Ultimate Warrior and Sid Justice way back in 1992. Without going into details, Wright hinted that he never treated Hogan as a friend.
The Godfather said: "I was having a hard time with my wife's divorce, so it's possible I wasn't 100% lucid while working. Hogan, Warrior and Sid meant nothing to me. I never cared about Hulk Hogan, he wasn't my friend.
He isn't even today, I have to be honest. He's not the good guy that WWE has tried to paint over the years, ”said The Godfather. Hogan defeated Sid Justice by disqualification in the WrestleMania 8 main event in 1992.
“There were not many credible heel characters at that time. That's why I was thrown among the dogs. However, that's how business works. I am a businessman myself. I can tell you that I intervened late because the WWE manager didn't warn me to run into the ring at the right time."