PWInsider is reporting that SmackDown Superstar Charlotte Flair will be undergoing surgery to repair a ruptured implant. According to the site, the Flair will likely undergo the surgery following the WWE European tour that kicks off this Thursday:
5/10 Oberhausen ??
5/11 Braunschweig ??
5/12 Bremen ??
5/13 Prague ??
5/14 Budapest ??
5/15 London #SDLive ??
5/16 Liverpool ??
5/17 Newcastle ??
5/18 Sheffield ??
5/19 Amsterdam ??
5/20 Munich ??
— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) May 9, 2018
It was also announced that due to the surgery, Flair will be unable to appear at the ACE Comic-Con event in Seattle and that she will be replaced by Carmella.
According to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter (via Wrestling INC) Flair’s implant was ruptured before WrestleMania 34 but Flair didn’t want to miss the match with Asuka. WWE officials wanted her to work with Carmella at Backlash and then she wanted to work the European tour that kicked off this week because of what the tour pays.
Flair is looking to undergo the operation after the two-week tour so she doesn’t miss SummerSlam. She will be out of action for a few weeks after the surgery. As seen on this week’s SmackDown Live, Flair defeated Peyton Royce to earn a spot at this year’s Money in the Ladder match taking place month on June 17th but they could shoot an angle to remove her from the match.
Flair has tried to keep the accident hidden and even had photographers shoot around it during a photo shoot for ESPN’s “The Body” issue.
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