In an interview with TV Insider, WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair commented on several topics, including performing at the WWE Tribute to the Troops special, being given mic time at the event and more.

“It’s our most heartwarming, patriotic show of the year. It just seems to get bigger every year, especially this one being in San Diego and performing outside with an actual ship beside us. It was absolutely amazing. The coolest part for me was seeing the soldiers in their fatigues watching us… After the triple threat with Ruby Riot and Carmella, I was able to have some mic time. To be able to look in the audience, trying to specifically point out the women in the crowd as I was talking and thanking them for being brave, strong and powerful.

Once the promo was over – and not that I was neglecting the men – but I wanted to thank the women, because I know in our industry to be a woman you have to try that much harder. We are and want to be equals. Also, to see the few women out there who are mothers or married and doing double-duty being a mom and serving, I just wanted to hug them as I was walking by. I will never forget their faces.”

The interview is available in full at this link.