Charlotte Flair was a glaring omission from this year’s WrestleMania 37.
The Queen was absent from the “Show of Shows” for the first time since her main roster debut. WWE withdrew Charlotte from all programming in the lead up to the spectacular while feuding with RAW women’s champion, Asuka.
On the most recent edition of the Cut To It podcast, Charlotte reflected on her feelings when she found out she would not be on the show.
“Your fellow co-workers feel bad, but at the same time, it’s a spot that’s open. It’s an opportunity. I missed WrestleMania this year due to COVID, I got it in March, and they were nervous that I wouldn’t be okay for WrestleMania in Tampa, so they immediately took me out and replaced me with another girl. It crushed me. I work every year for WrestleMania. It is our Super Bowl and the show I’ve always shined the most on. When they replaced me, you know (another girl) is thinking, ‘I’m sorry and sad Charlotte has COVID…but now I’m going to WrestleMania.’ It all comes full circle. If something doesn’t happen, it’s a break for the opponent that gets to come in. It all works out.”
The following night on RAW Charlotte returned with a vengeance and put the women’s division on notice.
Since then she defeated Rhea Ripley for the RAW women’s title at Money in the Bank, but lost it Nikki ASH the next night.
Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley have a chance to win the title back at SummerSlam this Saturday in a Triple Threat Match.
H/t to Fightful for the transcription.
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