Charlotte Flair had a crush on this Former WWE World Champion

Randy Orton was mentioned in the multi-time women's champion's 2017 book Second Nature: The Legacy of Ric Flair and the Rise of Charlotte. She admitted to have a high school crush on the former Evolution member.

Randy Orton and Charlotte Flair in a file photo [Image-Twitter@MsCharlotteWWE]
By Blesson Daniel | May 1, 2023 | 3 Min Read follow icon Follow Us

Charlotte Flair is one of the most decorated athletes in WWE history. She owns six WWE Raw Women’s Championships, seven WWE Smackdown Women’s Championships, two NXT Women’s Championships, and one Diva’s Championship. Charlotte has formerly held the WWE Smackdown Women’s Championship. Soon after rejoining the blue brand, she won the championship, defeating Ronda Rousey in an unexpected match.

She lost the championship gold to Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 39. Now after her loss, she is on a hiatus from WWE and will return soon. It is still not known when the “Queen” gives her presence back. But did you know Charlotte Flair had a crush? It wasn’t Andrade. It is someone no one would believe.

So, for those who don’t know she had a huge crush on Randy Orton. Charlotte Flair made an appearance on her father’s podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair’s, and revealed a bombshell regarding “The Viper.” Flair mentioned the several Superstars that helped Charlotte become a wrestling fan, as well as those she had a crush on. Charlotte supported several Superstars who went on to become WWE Hall of Famers, but her father stated she had a crush on Orton. Early in his career, “The Viper” teamed up with Flair in the Evolution stable.

“I think Sting and Macho Man were my favorites [and] obviously Dusty [Rhodes] was a favorite,” Charlotte said on the podcast per WrestlingInc. “And then, I guess my dad calls them ‘crushes’, I liked some of the guys when I was in high school and then I just never really thought about it in college.”

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Charlotte Flair evokes memories of Roman Reigns with his infamous catchphrase

Charlotte Flair appeared on the Dan LeBatard Show to explain the differences between being a heel and a babyface. She stated that having a heel is more natural to her. Fightful has given the following transcription:

“Yes, it’s fun. To me, it’s just easier. For my experience, my dad is Ric Flair, I come from a legacy, I’m bigger, faster, stronger. It’s hard to be like, ‘Like me, I’m relatable.’ How do you say that humbly?”

Charlotte went on to talk about her comeback to the arena and the amazing welcome she received after winning the WWE Smackdown Women’s Title. She claimed that she is neither a babyface nor a heel.

“Now, my mindset is, I’m not a good guy, I’m not a bad guy, I’m just the woman. I spent so many years trying to get people to boo me and now with the reception from the fans and them being so excited to see me, I try not to overthink it. I think they want to see me be arrogant now. They want to cheer that. They don’t want me to be corny, they want me to be me. It’s more of a respect thing because of everything I’ve done in the industry.”

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