Flair: Special Olympics Athletes Are The Real Heroes

WWE superstar Charlotte Flair dropped by Taz & The Moose to discuss her involvement with the Special Olympics

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January 31, 2019 - 10:27 am

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WWE superstar Charlotte Flair and Special Olympics athlete Erykah Culbertson dropped by CBS Sports Radio on Thursday to discuss their involvement with the Special Olympics, among other topics.

“For me personally, it’s one of my favorite partnerships with the WWE,” Flair said on Taz & The Moose. “Right now it’s WWE’s road to WrestleMania, which is our Super Bowl. It’s the Special Olympics’ road to their Super Bowl, the World Games in Abu Dhabi.”

Indeed, the World Games will be held in the United Arab Emirates from March 14-21. This marks the first time that the event has been held in the Middle East.

“It’s the first time that the men’s-women’s ratio is almost the same,” Flair said. “Erykah will be competing in track and field, and she’s a hometown girl from Charlotte.”

Culbertson, who has competed in the Special Olympics since 2005, has won more than 100 medals in tennis, basketball and cheerleading, among other sports. She will represent Team USA in track and field in March and will compete in three events: 100-meter dash, relay race, and running long jump.

“Sports is the one thing that unites us all,” Flair said. “I feel that way with WWE being a global company and the Special Olympics with all the different countries. (Special Olympics athletes are) the real heroes. We’re not. This is our way of giving back to the support we’ve had for all these years.”