Charlotte Flair will face Ronda Rousey on Night 1 of this years Wrestlemania. But it won’t be the first time the women have faced off on “the grandest stage of them all”.
The two women were involved in a triple threat match with Becky Lynch in the first ever Women’s Wrestlemania Main Event back at Wrestlemania 35
Charlotte Flair recently spoke to Hot 97 about her upcoming Wrestlemania match with Ronda Rousey and also how Rousey has earned her respect:
“Absolutely [Ronda earned Charlotte’s respect], and what she did that entire year, I mean, she had, I mean, she faced The Bellas, Nia Jax, myself, Alexa Bliss. She performed with many different opponents at a high level. That doesn’t mean you necessarily have the best chemistry with everyone. But I think she went out there, and you know, she reminded me of Kurt Angle. I mean, just she picked it up so quickly. It’s all about instinct and she has the instinct, and that’s half the battle. You can be in this business for a long time and never figure out instinct, in my opinion.
I have nothing but respect for her. What she was able to do and the doors that she opened for women at that time, had never been done before. Had there not been a Ronda Rousey, I don’t think there would have been a women’s revolution… I like to say that I’m the Ronda of WWE and she is the Charlotte Flair of MMA,”
H/T to Fightful for the transcription