Charlotte Flair appeared on ESPN this week and was understandably not happy when she discovered how the lower third on the screen described her.
As if things weren't hot enough heading into the triple threat match for the Raw Women's Title at WrestleMania, things have been kicked up another couple of notches this week. On Monday, it was officially announced that the match will be the first-ever women's main event in WrestleMania history. Then, on Tuesday, Charlotte Flair made a little bit of history herself.
The Queen was awarded an impromptu match against Asuka for the SmackDown Women's Title, and she won. What that means for her WrestleMania match with Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch is still unclear. There is the distinct possibility that both titles will now be on the line and that the winner might well unify them.
WWE may well have been prompted to have Flair win the championship on Tuesday after the bottom third ESPN gave her earlier in the week. Of all the accolades they could have chosen, ESPN went for "daughter of WWE Hall Of Famer Ric Flair." Meanwhile, Rousey got "1st female inducted into UFC Hall Of Fame" during her appearance, and Lynch's lower third read "won 2019 Women's Royal Rumble."
Dear @espn— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) March 27, 2019
7x (now 8) WWE Women’s Champion would have been fine.
If you need a more detailed list of my accolades, feel free to reference last year’s Body Issue or one of the many articles about me on your website.
Daughter of @WWE HOF’er Ric Flair
The internet, and most notably The Man, have naturally been having fun with it, but Flair is not happy. On Wednesday, The Queen fired back at ESPN, questioning why they didn't use the fact that she is a seven (now eight) time Women's Champion? Flair then goes on to write "if you need a more detailed list of my accolades, feel free to reference last year’s Body Issue or one of the many articles about me on your website."
Just to finish off what is already an impeccable retort to the slight in terrific fashion, Flair signs off as "daughter of WWE HOF'er Ric Flair." We really feel Flair's pain with this one. Although she is close to her father and is unquestionably proud to be his daughter, she has already blazed her own trail in WWE. It is baffling as to why ESPN opted for the fact that they went with, and it won't be a mistake they make again.