Charlotte Flair opens up about Lacey Evans storyline Submitted by Aaron T-Bar Rift on 03/01/2021 at 10:48 AM
During an appearance on Sam Roberts' podcast, Charlotte Flair talked about the storyline with herself, Ric Flair, and Lacey Evans:
"Iíve gotten a lot of positive feedback on Mondayís promo segment. I love the fact that people are throwing around the word Ďshootí because that meant it touched home for some people. Where it goes, I donít know. Obviously, there is going to be a different direction now. My step-mom [Lacey Evans] canít wrestle me. It took a different twist and Iíll be interested to see where it goes after Monday. I hope nowhere near my dad. I know he feels the same way. Itís Mania season. I hope Iím at WrestleMania."
"I definitely thought him and Lacey worked well together. I understood and got it. My struggle was, Iím the daughter of the dirtiest player in the game, why canít I be the dirtiest player in the game? How or why would I fall for his antics if Iíve already been on camera with him and he was my manager? That was tremendous and I grew as a performer and it took me to the next level, but why am I not the dirtiest player in the game? I was basically throwing a fit. I didnít understand. I canít fall for these things. It didnít make sense. Whatever emotions came through on-screen, it definitely brought out a different side of me so it did exactly what it was supposed to. I wear my heart on my sleeve and thatís the one thing Iíve never been able to do with my character. I like babyface promos and I told myself I need to get better at promos and want to get better. Sometimes I felt when I was trying to connect with the audience as a babyface, I felt, ĎMan, they probably just think Iím whiningí because they donít understand where Iím coming from or the pressure I put on myself or what itís like to be Ricís kid. No one puts more pressure on me than I do. I donít need anyone to criticize me, I criticize myself. People can empathize with an argument with your parents saying, ĎLet me do this on my own.í I felt like I was past being Ricís kid because of everything I had accomplished, but it was a different twist. Iíll never get past it. I tried to explain this to my dad, even on live events, telling him how relevant he still is. Before live events, they have this incredible package playing before the show. Even in 2021, arenas are Ďwoooingí before the show. I never want it to go away but itís hard to articulate that amount of pressure to people in babyface promos." (quotes courtesy of Fightful.com)