WWE News: Update on Ric Flair's Daughter in FCW, Future Storyline Ideas

Sharon GlencrossContributor IAugust 23, 2012

photo from diva-dirt.com
photo from diva-dirt.com

Fresh off of signing a developmental contract and reporting to FCW, speculation is already running wild about the future of Ashley Fliehr Johnson (the daughter of legendary wrestler Ric "Flair" Fliehr).

Fliehr, who recently announced on Twitter that her new WWE name is Charlotte, almost certainly a reference to the family's hometown of Charlotte, N.C., looks to have everything needed to make it on the main roster: a marketable look, the family connections and a highly athletic background.   

In this week's (subscribers only) Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer notes that big things are expected of Fliehr in the future, partly due to her sports background, which puts her ahead of most of the other women in developmental (many of whom were signed out of magazines or from modeling agencies for their looks rather than athletic pedigree):

Ashley Fliehr Johnson, besides having been a star high school volleyball player, was also a level nine gymnast when she was younger, so she can do things in the ring that none of the women they’ve had can do this early in the game.

Meltzer also discusses one future plan for the developmental Diva that includes pairing her with another second-generation star: "There’s also been talk, although this is probably early, of eventually having her manage Cody Rhodes with the idea that a Flair is together with a Rhodes."