CNN-News18 had a chance to catch up with Charlotte during her 3-day visit to India. Here’s an excerpt from the interview where she talks about the rise of women’s wrestling, ‘The Man’ Becky Lynch, Survivor Series, and more.
On #GiveDivasAChance and the rise of women’s wrestling:
Yes, the last time I was here (India), I was the Divas Champion. I wrestled Summer Rae. It feels great but you know sometimes I don’t think I take the time to really reflect on, what has happened. Like, I made it to the WrestleMania, that happened, but it still hasn’t sunk in. People ask me to take the time to appreciate what’s happening. I’m sure 10 years down the road, I’ll be like, ‘Oh! I did that.’ But to have the opportunity to talk about WWE’s brand and come to India and reflect on the history that I’ve made with the women in the division and what women’s wrestling means to me and to the WWE Universe as a whole, there’s nothing that I love doing more. Actually, being here and interacting with fans feels awesome.
On her favorite moment so far:
It’s so hard to pick one fight because every talent brings out something different. Like when I faced Becky in Evolution it was different from when I was up against Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series. It was again different when I faced Sasha Banks at Hell in A Cell. Every fight is so different for me, I think that’s what keeps me always in the picture because I’m able to adjust depending on the storyline. But I think the most pressure I’ve had in any fight was wrestling Asuka at WrestleMania 34 because she didn’t have anything to prove and I felt like this was my one opportunity to show what I’m made of and I’d had many history-making moments before that, but that was a defining moment in my career.
On rumors about her teaming up with Becky Lynch at TLC:
How do you feel about that? You don’t think Becky and I make better enemies? You know, it’s one of those things when it comes to Becky, we will come together to face a common enemy. The enemy, for instance, the Kabuki Warriors. If we have to get along for those 20 minutes, I think we can make that happen.
On Becky’s success in wrestling and their relationship:
I just couldn’t be more proud of her. She deserves everything and more and to see her rise to the top the way she has and be the face of the company, I’m so proud of her.
On what Survivor Series means for the roster:
Oh, it’s huge! It’s an opportunity for the male and female talents to make a name for themselves. Yes, all of them have made, I mean the current roster who is actively on NXT, but this is another opportunity for them to stand out and make a name for themselves.