Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr is a 35-year-old professional wrestler from Charlotte, North Carolina. She currently wrestles for the WWE and performs on Monday Night RAW under the ring name, Charlotte Flair. Charlotte is the current WWE RAW Women’s Championship after defeating Rhea Ripley at Money in the Bank.
Flair is a second generation wrestler and is the daughter of WWE Hall of Famer, Ric Flair. She started her wrestling career in May 2012 when she signed a developmental contract with WWE and was assigned the company’s developmental territory, NXT, in Florida. She began wrestling under the ring name, Charlotte, and had her first televised singles match in July 2013 on an episode of NXT where she defeated Bayley.
In May 2014, Charlotte competed in an eight woman tournament for the vacant NXT Women’s Championship. She defeated Emma in the first round, Alexa Bliss in the semifinals, and Natalya in the finals at NXT TakeOver on May 29, 2014, to win the NXT Women’s Championship for the first time in her career and her first championship win in the WWE. Her reign as NXT Women’s Champion lasted 258 days.
Charlotte’s Main Roster Debut
In July 2015, Charlotte made her main roster debut on RAW after Stephanie McMahon called for a revolution in the Divas division while introducing new talent Charlotte, Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch. At her WWE pay-per-view debut on Battleground, Charlotte defeated Sasha Banks and Brie Bella.
Charlotte became the number one contender for Nikki Bella’s Diva Championship on an episode of RAW in August 2015. A month later, Flair defeated Nikki Bella at the Night of Champions PPV event in September. Flair maintained the Diva’s Championship until Wrestlemania 32 when the WWE Women’s Championship replaced the Diva’s Championship and Charlotte became the title’s inaugural champion after defeating Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch.
Since then, Flair continues to have an impressive pro wrestling career having won the RAW Women’s Championship four times and the SmackDown Women’s Championship five times. She also won the 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble.
At WrestleMania 36, Charlotte Flair defeated NXT Women’s Champion to capture her second NXT Women’s Championship. At NXT TakeOver: In Your House, Flair lost the title to Io Shirai in a triple threat match ending her reign at 63 days. Shortly after the match, Flair announced she’d be taking time off from in-ring action to undergo surgery to remove her breast implants.
Charlotte Flair’s Return
On December 20, 2020, Charlotte Flair returned to the ring as Asuka’s mystery tag team partner at WWE’s TLC. Flair and Asuka defeated Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler to become the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions.
Flair’s win at TLC is historic as she is now a Grand Slam Champion. She is the first Superstar to hold all the women’s titles in WWE – the WWE Women’s Title, the RAW Women’s Title, the SmackDown Women’s Title, and now the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles. She also held the WWE Divas Title before it was retired in 2016 while Flair was the champion.
At the 2021 Royal Rumble, Charlotte Flair and Asuka lost the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship back to Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler.
Charlotte’s Pursuit of RAW Championship
Flair returned on the April 12th edition of RAW, and cut a promo on the fans, stating she was ‘The Opportunity.’ Later in the night, she interfered in the title match for the RAW Women’s Championship between Asuka and Rhea Ripley, turning heel in the process.
A week later she would be out of action again, this time with the kayfabe reason of being suspended and fined $100,000 on the April 19th episode of RAW for assaulting a referee, after losing to Asuka in a singles match. Flair’s suspension was lifted a week later on RAW by Sonya Deville. Charlotte also had several title matches for the title, including a triple threat match against Asuka and Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania Backlash or against Ripley at Hell in a Cell, which both she was unsuccessful in.
At Money in the Bank 2021, Charlotte defeated Rhea Ripley by submission, thus making her a record-tying 5 time RAW Women’s Champion.
Birth name: Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr
Born: April 5, 1986, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Height: 5 ft 10 in (178 cm)
Weight: 144 lb (65 kg)
Partner: Engaged to Andrade
Ring Name(s): Ashley Flair, Charlotte, Charlotte Flair
Current Roster: WWE RAW
Finishing Move(s): Bow Down to the Queen, Figure Eight
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Career Championships and Accomplishments
- World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE)
- RAW Women’s Championship (5 times, current)
- WWE Women’s Tag Team Championship (1 time)
- NXT Women’s Championship (2 times)
- Divas Championship (1 time)
- WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship (5 times)
- NXT Women’s Championship Tournament (2014)
- Women’s Royal Rumble (2020)