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WWE NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair: "I Don't Think About The Accolades"

WWE NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair: "I Don't Think About The Accolades"

WWE NXT Women's Champion Charlotte Flair has admitted she 'doesn't think about the accolades' in her career and focuses more on 'getting better'.

Flair won the NXT Women's Championship for the second time in her career on Sunday night when she defeated Rhea Ripley on the second night of WrestleMania 36.

It's the 12th title 'The Queen' has won, but she's insisted that she is more focused on improving her skills as a performer over racking up championship wins.

Charlotte (L) made Rhea Ripley (R) tap to the Figure Eight on Sunday night. (Image Credit: WWE)
Charlotte (L) made Rhea Ripley (R) tap to the Figure Eight on Sunday night. (Image Credit: WWE)
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Speaking on a conference call, Flair explained:

"I guess I don't really think about the accolades, I just think about my work as a whole.

"I think about how do I get better, how do I evolve, how do I continue to progress.

"Now that I'm the NXT Women's Champion, I'm not necessarily going 'Oh yeah here's another title win,' I'm just thinking this is another opportunity to grow as a performer because I'm naturally competitive and that'll never go away."

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Charlotte put on an impressive display at WrestleMania against Ripley and she gave high praise to the Australian who is dubbed 'The Nightmare'.

"I always thought very highly of Rhea but I think watching her perform under pressure is what I took away from the match.

"I know that I am a pressure player and I perform better under pressure and that's exactly what Rhea did.

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"She rose to the occasion and that let me know that wherever her journey goes she is going to succeed because she showed us on the big occasion, which is sometimes the hardest thing to do.

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"You can have every tool and be extremely talented but if you can't perform under pressure like that, that can make or break you and she did that."

Sunday's match created history by being the first to take place on the second night of a WrestleMania.

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'The Showcase of the Immortals' is typically a one night event but the coronavirus outbreak forced WWE to change their plans.

It was the polar opposite to Charlotte's match at WrestleMania 35, when she main evented alongside Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey.

When asked about the comparisons between opening and closing a show, Flair replied:

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"I don't care where I am on the card in terms of putting pressure on myself to deliver, if I'm first match, fifth match or main event it's the exact same.

"Last year was a bit different because I was walking into the main event with two established stars that everybody knew.

"I knew that Becky and Ronda knew what they were walking in to and for Rhea, I felt the pressure because she has nothing to lose with it being her first WrestleMania.

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"She's been thrown in to this crazy storyline seeing her go from NXT all the way to the biggest show in the company! So I very much took on the pressure of 'If this doesn't work then it's on me."

Relive last weekend's WrestleMania 36 where Drew McIntyre became the first ever British WWE World Champion, this Saturday and Sunday on BT Sport 1 at 9pm

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Topics: Charlotte Flair, Rhea Ripley, WrestleMania 36, WWE News, WWE

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