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The 7 Best Charlotte Flair Matches

February 21, 2019 | Posted by Steve Cook
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I don’t know if you guys have heard about this or not, but Charlotte Flair has been inserted into Royal Rumble Winner Becky Lynch’s spot at WrestleMania by WWE ownership. She’ll be wrestling Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship at the Show of Shows. This has sent many WWE fans over the edge with anger & outrage. They want Lynch vs. Rousey to be the main event of WrestleMania, and have no interest in seeing Charlotte shoehorned into the match.

While part of me understands where they’re coming from, part of me is also like “Hey, Charlotte’s really good!”. Her inclusion will make the match better. I’d put Charlotte Flair up against any female competitor in the history of wrestling. I’d wager she’s nowhere near done with wrestling, but she’s already had a career that rates as one of the best in history.

Here are the Magnificent Seven Charlotte Flair Matches.

7. vs. Natalya (NXT TakeOver 1)

Paige vacating the NXT Women’s Championship led to a tournament that had two women born into legendary wrestling families meet in the finals. Adding to the majesty of the moment, Charlotte’s father Ric & Nayalya’s uncle Bret Hart were at ringside to lend moral support. At the end of the night, Charlotte was able to get a measure of revenge on behalf of her father, who never was able to avenge his loss of the WWF Championship to Bret during their active careers.

If you started watching wrestling when I did, this story had one heck of a hook. It was also a preview of what was to come from WWE’s women in the years ahead.

6. vs. Becky Lynch & Sasha Banks (WrestleMania 32)

This match brought about the re-debut of the WWE Women’s Championship. No more Divas stuff, Lita came out before the match and introduced a non-Butterfly belt for three of the four Horsewomen to fight over. As would become a trend over the next couple of years, Charlotte, Becky & Sasha stole the show with their match. Most of what followed had no real hope of following it. The three of them put it all on the line, and Charlotte came out on top.

5. vs. Sasha Banks (Raw 11/28/16)

I loved this match. We should probably mention that this episode of Raw took place in Charlotte, North Carolina. We’re talking about Horsemen Country, the town that Ric Flair called home for so many years. Until they had a warrant out for his arrest but we’re not here to talk about that. We’re talking about the hometown girl defending against her fiercest rival in said hometown.

A fantastic match, with an innovative finish.

4. vs. Asuka (WrestleMania 34)

I don’t find myself looking forward to a lot of WrestleMania matches these days. The show is booked towards more casual fans, so I’m not the target audience. They do throw in things for me from time to time, like Asuka vs. Charlotte. Arguably the most pushed woman in WWE history versus the most pushed woman in NXT history, and it more than lived up to the billing.

3. vs. Ronda Rousey (Survivor Series 2018)

The match itself was fine, but Charlotte’s unceasing attack on Rousey that led to a disqualification was one of the best things she’s ever done. Flair had no mercy, and the fans loved it. It was a side of her that we don’t see very often.

How did people not know that this would lead to something more on a grander stage?

2. vs. Becky Lynch & Asuka (WWE TLC 2018)

This was the first women’s TLC match. Unlike other women’s firsts that were made a big deal because they were first, this was the main event because it was the most compelling story on the card with the most interesting participants. We also knew they would go insane and put on a show worthy of main eventing any card, which they did.

1. vs. Becky Lynch (WWE Evolution)

Many felt that this should have been the main event of WWE’s first all-women’s PPV. The feud generated the most interest going into the show, and it was thought that Flair & Lynch would have a better match than Rousey & Nikki Bella. Ronda & Nikki went on last because of UFC, reality shows and the Raw Women’s Championship.

Charlotte & Becky made it nearly impossible for anybody to follow their effort. The two best friends turned bitter enemies left it all out there and pulled out all the stops to make WWE’s first Last Woman Standing match memorable. It was a major victory for Lynch that rose her even higher on the totem pole. That’s what beating Charlotte Flair does for people. It takes them from “WWE Superstar” to “The Man”.

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