What we need to know about WWE’s ‘Extreme Rules’ in Newark this weekend
May 21, 2016 - WWE
The event, that began in 2009, is one of WWE’s wilder nights, with name matches featuring laxer rules, high-risk gimmicks and heated stipulations.
One such compare — and one of a premier matches on a uncover — is a “submission match” for a WWE Women’s Championship. The compare will array challenger Natalya perplexing to use her Sharpshooter acquiescence opposite a champion Charlotte, who employs a changed dubbed The Figure 8.
The adversary between Charlotte and Natalya has been heated and has played out over mixed episodes “Monday Night RAW” and WWE’s final pay-per-view “Payback.” The argument has also incorporated Charlotte’s father “Nature Boy” Ric Flair, and Natalya’s uncle, Bret “Hitman” Hart.
Offscreen, though, Charlotte has a healthy volume of honour for her opponent.
“Natalya put me on a map, and we will contend that forever” a 30 year aged champion told NJ Advance Media.
Nearly 4 years ago, when Charlotte initial pennyless into WWE by a developmental complement NXT, Natalya was one of her initial opponents. It was an knowledge that helped put her on a trail to her stream superstardom.
“She’s my wrestling sister,” pronounced Charlotte. “She trains with Ronda Rousey’s girls, and technical wrestling is both a clever point.”
“This Sunday we’re going to go during it, and that’s not something we see mostly in women’s matches.”
However, it seems like matches like these will be function some-more often, as a WWE is commencement to take a new proceed with women’s wrestling, and Charlotte is during a forefront.
On a Jul 15, 2015 book of “Monday Night RAW,” Charlotte, along with Sasha Banks, and Becky Lynch, were introduced to a WWE Universe by Stephanie McMahon, a onscreen WWE management figure, and real-life Chief Brand Officer of a company.
In a rudimentary segment, McMahon called for a “revolution” in a afterwards “Divas” multiplication of a company, with an importance being put on in-ring competition. It’s something that Charlotte, notwithstanding her relations brief time in pro wrestling, excels at.
Since that shred aired, a WWE has rebranded a “Divas Title” a “Women’s Championship” and stopped referring to womanlike talent as “Divas” and as “Superstars” — the same moniker given to a masculine performers.
“Changing us from ‘Divas’ to ‘Superstars’ puts most some-more importance and concentration on a women as a men, it shows we’re equal,” pronounced Charlotte.
According to Charlotte, a change seems to be encouraged by a array of factors: governmental events; a talent on a roster; and a opinion of a fans.
“ was a year of women: Ronda Rousey, a U.S. Women’s Soccer team, Serena Williams. Also a women had so most success in NXT, and with [the E! existence series] “Total Divas” for a categorical register women.”
Charlotte points to her time during NXT, and being means to rise her character, that brought a fans around to her, and associate “Four Horsewomen of NXT” Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, Bayley.
“We have a event to bond with a fans, and they’re removing behind us. They’re not looking during us and saying, ‘Oh that’s a model, that’s a model, that’s a model.’ No, they’re saying us and they’re removing behind a characters,” she said.
Of course, being a daughter of an iconic pro wrestler like Ric Flair doesn’t harm in joining with a fans either. However, Charlotte isn’t about roving a famed coattails of “The Nature Boy.”
“No matter where we go we will always be Ric Flair’s daughter, not a 5’10” jaunty blonde who can vital butt.” pronounced Charlotte. “But, we wish to make my possess mark.”
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