Charlotte (wrestler)

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Charlotte
WWE Charlotte April 2014.jpg
Charlotte in 2014.
Birth nameAshley Fliehr
Born(1986-04-05) April 5, 1986 (age 28)[1]
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.[1]
Spouse(s)Thomas Raymond Latimer (m. 2013)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Charlotte
Billed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Billed fromCharlotte, North Carolina[1]
The Queen City[2]
Trained byRic Flair
George South
Lodi[3]
WWE Performance Center
DebutJuly 17, 2013
 
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Charlotte
WWE Charlotte April 2014.jpg
Charlotte in 2014.
Birth nameAshley Fliehr
Born(1986-04-05) April 5, 1986 (age 28)[1]
Charlotte, North Carolina, U.S.[1]
Spouse(s)Thomas Raymond Latimer (m. 2013)
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Charlotte
Billed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[2]
Billed fromCharlotte, North Carolina[1]
The Queen City[2]
Trained byRic Flair
George South
Lodi[3]
WWE Performance Center
DebutJuly 17, 2013

Ashley Fliehr-Latimer (born April 5, 1986) is an American professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE, performing in their developmental system NXT under the name Charlotte, where she is a former NXT Women's Champion.

She is the daughter of legendary 16-time world champion Ric Flair. In 2014, she became the second woman in history to be named Rookie of the Year by Pro Wrestling Illustrated, 39 years after her father won the accolade.

Early life[edit]

Fliehr was born in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the daughter of two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair and his then-wife Elizabeth. She has an older half-sister, Megan, and an older half-brother, David, while her younger brother Reid died in March 2013. Fliehr holds two NCHSAA 4 A-State championships for volleyball during her time at Providence High School, including being a team captain and player of the year from 2004–2005. She attended Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina before transferring to North Carolina University, where she graduated with a BS in public relations in Spring 2008. Fliehr was a certified personal trainer prior to becoming a wrestler.[1] She attended her father's final WWE match, seated in the front row along with other members of the Flair family and tearfully greeted him when the match was over.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

WWE[edit]

NXT (2012–present)[edit]

On May 17, 2012, Fliehr signed a developmental contract with WWE and was assigned to its developmental territory NXT.[4]

She adopted the ring name Charlotte and had her first televised match on the July 17, 2013 episode of NXT, where she defeated Bayley.[5] In late 2013, she formed a tag team with Bayley, and they defeated Aksana and Alicia Fox on the September 4 episode of NXT.[6] On the October 10 episode of NXT, Bayley accompanied Charlotte to a match against Santana Garrett, which she won. During the match the "BFFs (Beautiful, Fierce Females)" (Summer Rae and Sasha Banks) came down to the ring and cheered on Charlotte.[7] To Charlotte's annoyance, the BFFs attempted to convince Bayley to join them.[8] However, on the November 13 NXT, Charlotte turned into a villainess and attacked Bayley to cost them their match against the BFFs and promptly joined the BFFs instead.[9][10] After a nearly two months absence due to an injury, Charlotte returned to NXT and managed Rae and Banks to their matches.[11][12][13] In the end of February 2014, Charlotte confronted NXT Women's Champion Paige during an interview with Renee Young after her successful title defense against Emma on the NXT ArRIVAL special episode, announcing herself as her next challenger.[14][15] She defeated Emma on the March 6 episode of NXT, after faking an injury to gain the advantage.[16] Charlotte and Banks went on to feud with Bayley, who had formed an alliance with Natalya. On the March 27 episode of NXT, Charlotte was defeated by Natalya via disqualification after Banks interfered.[17]

Charlotte (right) during Triple H's entrance at WrestleMania XXX.

On April 6, Charlotte, along with Alexa Bliss and Banks, made an appearance at WrestleMania XXX as a part of Triple H's entrance to face Daniel Bryan.[18] The feud between Charlotte and Paige ended on the April 24 episode of NXT, when Charlotte and Banks defeated Emma and Paige with Charlotte scoring the pinfall over Paige.

In early May, Charlotte competed in the tournament for the vacant NXT Women's Championship, defeating Emma in the first round, Alexa Bliss in the semi-finals and Natalya in the finals at NXT TakeOver to win the NXT Women's Championship for the first time.[19] After a four-month absence from the show, Summer Rae returned on the June 6 episode of NXT, distracting Bayley and allowing Charlotte to get the victory. After the match, The BFFs attempted to attack Bayley, only to be chased away by Emma and Paige.[20] This led to a six-Divas tag team match on the June 12 episode of NXT, which The BFFs lost after Bayley pinned Charlotte.[21] On the July 3 episode of NXT, Charlotte got retribution over Bayley in a tag team match, where she and Banks defeated Bayley and Becky Lynch. After the match, Charlotte let Banks get attacked by Bayley, with Banks officially disbanding the team in a backstage segment.[22] On the July 24 episode of NXT, Charlotte successfully defended her championship against Summer Rae.[23] Charlotte then went on to defeat Bayley at NXT TakeOver: Fatal 4-Way to retain the championship. She stopped Banks from attacking Bayley afterwards, hinting a face turn.[24] She repeated the feat on the October 2 episode of NXT in a rematch. After the match, Charlotte showed her respect by raising Bayley's arm before they hugged and shook hands, completing her face turn.[25] Following this, Charlotte rekindled her alliance with Bayley to feud with Sasha Banks and Becky Lynch throughout the following several weeks.[26] She made her first appearance on the main roster on the Slammy Awards special episode of Raw on December 8, where she lost to Natalya.[27] Charlotte went on to defend and successfully retain her championship against Sasha Banks at NXT TakeOver: R Evolution on December 11,[28] and in rematches that took place on the December 25[29] and the January 21, 2015 episodes of NXT, respectively.[30] At NXT TakeOver: Rival, Charlotte lost the championship to Banks in a Fatal 4-Way match that also involved Bayley and Becky Lynch, ending her reign at 258 days.[31]

Personal life[edit]

Fliehr is married to fellow professional wrestler Thomas Latimer, better known by his ring name Bram, who is signed to Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. He formerly worked for WWE NXT, where they met, under the ring name Kenneth Cameron.[32] She was previously married to Riki Johnson.[33]

Fliehr was arrested on September 5, 2008, for assaulting a police officer after a fight involving Fliehr, her father, and Johnson. She pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 45 days in jail, which was suspended to supervised probation and a $200 fine.[33][34]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

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