From the WWE Rumor Mill: Charlotte title victory because of Ric Flair's mainstream attention?
What's the story?
Charlotte Flair won her first SmackDown Women's Title on SmackDown Live in a match against Natalya. The victory saw her become the first woman to hold the NXT Women's Title, WWE Diva's Championship, Raw Women's Championship, as well as the SmackDown Women's Championship.
Cageside Seats have speculated that her title victory just a few days before Survivor Series has a lot to do with the mainstream attention that her dad, Ric Flair is receiving.
In case you didn't know...
Charlotte Flair was on the title scene for a long time on Monday Night Raw and was a four-time champion there. That changed when she went to the SmackDown Live roster after the Superstar Shakeup. She was not in any Championship match for a long time and was defeated by Natalya at Hell in a Cell.
Her title victory came at a most unlikely time. She won the Championship on SmackDown Live only a few days before the Survivor Series pay-per-view event.
The heart of the matter
Ric Flair has been the centre of a lot of mainstream attention lately. He appeared on the ESPN 30 for 30 series, which garnered a lot of publicity. He also jointly wrote a book with Charlotte, named 'Second Nature'.
Charlotte's title victory coming just days after the ESPN 30 for 30 with Ric aired, maybe more than just coincidence. Her title victory has garnered some public attention as well as her father was there to celebrate with his daughter in an emotional segment after her title victory.
Ric Flair is also expected to be present at the upcoming Starrcade Live Event as well as the 25th Anniversary of Monday Night Raw. He was one of the major stars in WCW and had several big moments at Starrcade.
The Starrcade Live Event is set to take place on the 25th of November in Greensboro, NC. Ric Flair and several other legends are scheduled to be present at the event.
Ric Flair's mainstream attention and Charlotte's title win may go hand in hand. WWE recognised the opportunity to take advantage of the publicity that was already there, to let Charlotte have her first SmackDown Women's Championship.