- Charlotte Flair will be out of action for nine months due to a serious knee injury, causing her to miss the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania.
- Despite completing the match, Flair showed visible distress and struggled to execute moves due to the injury.
- Fans were shocked by the severity of the injury and WWE will have to adjust their plans for Charlotte during their biggest season.
WWE delivered awful news on Friday night when the announce team revealed that Charlotte Flair was going to be out of action for nine months. Thanks to a knee injury she suffered in her match with Asuka last week, the injury is serious enough that she will miss both the Royal Rumble and WrestleMania.
The incident unfolded last Friday night as Flair and The Empress of Tomorrow tried to executed a move in the corner, falling off the top rope, and Charlotte visibly twisting her knee upon landing. The captured emotional moment depicted immediate pain, raising concerns about the injury’s severity. Despite managing to complete the match and contribute to the storyline with Bayley and Damage CTRL, Flair couldn’t put weight on her leg. The visible distress was obvious as she struggled to execute her signature Figure-8 move with full force and encountered difficulty standing while engaging with Bayley.
Charlotte Flair Full Bio
Charlotte Flair Full Bio
Assisted backstage during and after the bout, fans captured video footage of what wasn’t shown on programming. It was later learned that the company had withdrawn her from WWE’s weekend live events. Little did anyone know it was going to be something this serious.
Fans were awaiting an official diagnosis, and it came Friday after the first hour and during a tag team match featuring The Kabuki Warriors versus Michin and Zelina Vega. It’s a huge amount of time that Flair will be missing and the hope is that she can fully rehab and make a return. While details are limited other than the length of time she’ll be away, it’s clear WWE will have to shift any plans they might have had for Charlotte heading into the company’s biggest season.
Flair has faced numerous physical challenges throughout her WWE career, including dental problems, breast implant complications, and a recent knee injury. Still, this is the longest absence she’s ever had and it sounds like her most serious injury yet.
This Is Substantial For Flair
A nine-month absence is quite substantial. It’s logical to assume WWE is confident that her comeback will be spectacular, securing another championship victory.
We here at TheSportster are sending wishes for a swift and complete recovery. Charlotte is a top star in the women’s division and would have been among the favorites to win the Rumble. Not having her at WrestleMania is tough pill to swallow.