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[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Charlotte[1]
Billed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Billed fromCharlotte, North Carolina[1]
The Queen City[2]
Trained byRic Flair
George South
Lodi[3]
WWE NXT
Debut2012
 
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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[1]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Charlotte[1]
Billed height5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)[1]
Billed fromCharlotte, North Carolina[1]
The Queen City[2]
Trained byRic Flair
George South
Lodi[3]
WWE NXT
Debut2012

Ashley Fliehr (born April 5, 1986) is an American professional wrestler. She is signed to WWE competing in their developmental territory NXT Wrestling under the name Charlotte, where she is the current NXT Women's Champion.

Early life[edit]

Fliehr was born in Charlotte, North Carolina as the daughter of 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[1] during her time at Providence High School, including being a team captain and player of the year from 2004-2005. Fliehr was a certified personal trainer.

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 Wrestling.[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 were cheering on Charlotte.[7] To Charlotte's annoyance, the BFFs (Beautiful Fierce Females) Summer Rae and Sasha Banks 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] Charlotte would return to NXT after a nearly two months absence due to an injury, managing Rae and Banks to their matches.[11][12][13]

In the end of February 2014, Charlotte would confront 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 would defeat Emma in a singles match March 6 episode of NXT, after faking an injury to gain the advantage.[16] Charlotte and Banks then would go 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] 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 would attempt 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 would get 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]

Personal life[edit]

Fliehr is married to fellow professional wrestler Thomas Latimer, who currently works for Total Nonstop Action Wrestling under the ring name Bram.[24]

In wrestling[edit]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f "Charlotte". Florida Championship Wrestling. Archived from the original on August 30, 2013. Retrieved 2012-08-27. 
  2. ^ http://www.wwe.com/superstars/divas/charlotte
  3. ^ http://www.pwinsider.com/article/68535/wwe-signs-another-flair.html?p=1
  4. ^ Alvarez, Bryan (2012-05-18). "Friday update: More on three-hour Raw move, more on live Impacts, Brooke Hogan, huge weekend schedule of shows, Ashley Flair signs, NXT tapings, tons more". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved 2012-05-18. 
  5. ^ a b c d Trionfo, Richard (July 18, 2013). "WWE NXT report: number one contender match; tag title match; second generation wrestler debuts; women's tournament finals next week". PWInsider. Retrieved July 18, 2013. 
  6. ^ http://www.wrestleview.com/wwe-news/43631-wwe-nxt-results-9-5-13-swagger-vs-zayn
  7. ^ a b c d Namako, Jason. "WWE NXT Results - 10/10/13 (Rob Van Dam in action)". WrestleView. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  8. ^ James, Justin. "James WWE NXT results 11/6 - Week 71: Luke Harper Week continues with Harper vs. Ohno/Hero, NXT tag champs in action, Summer Rae, more, Overall Reax". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved March 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ {{citsdfsafsdfsadf 2/publish/wwenxtreport/article_74554.shtml|work=Pro Wrestling Torch|accessdate=March 17, 2014}}
  10. ^ a b Namako, Jason. "WWE NXT Results - 11/14/13 (Graves/Neville - 2/3 Falls)". WrestleView. Retrieved November 17, 2013. 
  11. ^ Justin James. "JAMES' WWE NXT REPORT 1/8 - Week 80: NXT tag champs in action, Summer Rae, Tyson Kidd, Rusev, Overall Reax". PWTorch. Retrieved 2014-01-09. 
  12. ^ Justin James. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 1/15 - Week 81: Triple H makes announcement, Kofi vs. Rusev test match, NXT champ in action, Neville/PAC; Overall Reax". PWTorch. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  13. ^ Justin James. "JAMES'S WWE NXT RESULTS 1/22 - Week 82: NXT Title developments heading into live Network episode, plus Miz, Cesaro, Natalya, Woods, Zayn/Generico, more; Overall Reax". PWTorch. Retrieved 2014-01-23. 
  14. ^ http://www.diva-dirt.com/2014/02/28/video-paige-meets-her-next-challenger/
  15. ^ http://www.wrestlinginc.com/wi/news/2014/0228/571758/charlotte-interrupts-paige-celebration/[unreliable source]
  16. ^ http://www.diva-dirt.com/2014/03/07/nxt-redux-march-6th-2014-can-the-flair-halt-the-emmalution/[unreliable source]
  17. ^ http://www.wwe.com/videos/natalya-vs-charlotte-wwe-nxt-march-27-2014-26216544
  18. ^ Caldwell, James (April 6, 2014). "WrestleMania 30 PPV Results (Hour 4): Divas Title". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved April 14, 2014. 
  19. ^ a b c d e f g Trionfo, Richard. "WWE NXT TAKEOVER REPORT: THREE TITLE MATCHES; A NEW NUMBER ONE CONTENDER; HOW DO YOU SAY 'HYPED' IN RUSSIAN OR BULGARIAN?; AND MORE". http://www.pwinsider.com/. PWinsider. Retrieved 13 June 2014. 
  20. ^ Justin James. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 6/5 - Week 100: Neville defends NXT Title, new Women's champ in action, Tyler Breeze music video debuts, Overall Reax". PWTorch. Retrieved 2014-06-06. 
  21. ^ Justin James. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 6/12 - Week 102: Neville defends NXT Title, classic Riley-Renee commentary exchange, "Mr. NXT" sneaks onto the show; Overall Reax". PWTorch. Retrieved 2014-06-13. 
  22. ^ Justin James. "JAMES'S WWE NXT REPORT 7/3 - Week 105: Sami Zayn vs. Justin Gabriel main event, Kidd sit-down interview, Overall Reax". PWTorch. Retrieved 2014-07-04. 
  23. ^ http://prowrestling.net/article.php?7-24-WWE-NXT-Live-Coverage-Adrian-Neville-vs.-Rusev-Summer-Rae-vs.-Charlotte-for-the-NXT-Women-s-Championship-Sin-Cara-and-Kalisto-vs.-The-Vaudevillains-The-Ascension-Tyler-Breeze-and-more-38156
  24. ^ http://www.cagesideseats.com/2014/5/8/5695394/tna-new-talent-bram-formerly-wwe-nxt-kenneth-cameron
  25. ^ http://www.pwinsider.com/article/85214/wwe-nxt-report-womens-title-status-tag-champs-versus-tag-champs-in-six-man-action-and-more.html?p=1
  26. ^ http://www.pwinsider.com/article/85214/wwe-nxt-report-womens-title-status-tag-champs-versus-tag-champs-in-six-man-action-and-more.html?p=1
  27. ^ http://www.wrestleview.com/wwe-news/44351-wwe-nxt-results-10-10-13-rob-van-dam-in-action
  28. ^ http://www.wrestleview.com/wwe-news/42969-wwe-nxt-results-8-1-13-tag-team-main-event
  29. ^ http://www.pwinsider.com/article/88035/wwe-nxt-report-who-will-face-the-ascension-next-week-all-four-men-in-the-main-event-in-action-and-they-talk-too-wacky-capers-and-antics-and-charlotte-in-action.html?p=1
  30. ^ http://www.wwe.com/shows/wwenxt/2013-11-13/summer-rae-sasha-banks-charlotte-bffs-wronged-by-the-system-26163429/page-3
  31. ^ Charlotte: Daddy’s little ‘Nature Girl’ 15 August 2013
  32. ^ "Recognition". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 

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