In Ric and Charlotte Flair's new book, Second Nature: The Legacy of Ric Flair and the Rise of Charlotte, the former WWE Women's and Divas Champion Charlotte talks about her time in NXT and her what her relationship was like behind the scenes with Sasha Banks. Charlotte reveals that there was some tension between the two, specifically after Charlotte won the NXT Women's Championship.
Charlotte recently appeared on The Other Guys podcast and addressed the situation:
“Not being as popular as Sasha at the time. She’s one of the greatest performers today. She will go down as one of the greatest female wrestlers of all time. I don’t want to say that necessarily that Sasha was mad, but Sasha is that competitive.
She brings out the best in me and I bring out the best in her is because she wants to be the best and I want to be the best. At that time if I was to put myself in Sasha’s shoes: she had just come off Brooklyn against Bayley. One of the greatest matches. She probably in her mind thought “why isn’t the title going to me?” I can’t blame her for that. I just think it was hard for me knowing that I wish people could be more understanding that I needed the title to make me, and she didn’t.”