Ashley Elizabeth Fliehr is an American professional wrestler currently signed to WWE, where she performs on the SmackDown brand under the ring name Charlotte Flair. A second generation professional wrestler, Flair is the daughter of Hall of Famer Ric Flair.
As a teenager, Flair appeared alongside her father in World Championship Wrestling. In 2012, she began training with WWE, debuting in its developmental brand NXT in 2013.In 2014, she won the NXT Women’s Championship and was named “Rookie of the Year” by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
Flair was promoted to WWE’s main roster in 2015, quickly winning the WWE Divas Championship. In 2016, she was crowned the inaugural WWE Women’s Champion. Her match against Sasha Banks at Hell in a Cell in October 2016 was the first match featuring women to headline a WWE pay-per-view event. Together in 2016, they also main evented Raw in a singles match in October and November 2016, the first for a women’s match since 2004, and became the first women to win the PWI award for “Feud of the Year”. They also set the new record for a WWE women’s match at Roadblock: End of the Line in December 2016 at over 34 minutes. Pro Wrestling Illustrated named Flair both “Woman of the Year” and the world’s top female professional wrestler for 2016.