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Ric Flair emotionally reacts to Charlotte’s Raw debut

ATLANTA — The Raw debut of three of WWE NXT’s women’s division standouts was an emotional moment for many members of the WWE Universe. There was one man, however, who had a special stake in watching history unfold.

Ric Flair, whose daughter Charlotte was one of the three Divas in question alongside Becky Lynch and NXT Women’s Champion Sasha Banks, was backstage at Raw to witness his daughter’s debut, and WWE cameras caught a glimpse of the emotional “Nature Boy” as Charlotte made her entrance. The video is short, but the 16-time World Champion visibly wells up at the sight of his daughter stepping onto Raw’s stage.

 The moment resonated for more reasons than one: Charlotte made her debut in the same area where Flair himself began to build his own career during the territory era of sports-entertainment. As one generation of Flair watched another stake her rightful claim on “Flair Country,” the emotion of the NXT Divas’ long-awaited trip to the main roster extended far beyond what happened in the ring.