Charlotte Flair is one of the biggest and most decorated superstars in WWE right now. She was one of three first women to main event WrestleMania in 2019, but she unfortunately had to sit out WrestleMania 37.
Prior to the event, her fiance Andrade revealed that she was pulled from the show because WWE doctors mistakenly told her she was pregnant. It was also announced that she tested positive for COVID-19. During a recent interaction with New York Post, Charlotte Flair opened up on how tough it was for her to miss WrestleMania.
“Oh man, it was really tough. But then again, it’s like when I came back, I came back in the best shape of my career. I came back wanting to even, whether it was changing my curly hair to my straight hair or having fun changing my gear and not needing to feel like, ‘OK I need it to look like this.’ Having a little more fun and wanting to be like full-blown heel, being the bad guy. Saying things people wouldn’t necessarily say, not beating around the bush and having the promo after Mania saying, (I’m) the opportunity.”
“But I think it was being taken out for COVID and not waiting for if I was going to be OK or not. And it was a perfect opportunity for Rhea. Even though it was really tough for me to miss Mania, I think missing it to come back stronger ultimately turned out to be the best thing for me, even though it was hard.”
When asked if it was indeed the COVID-19 waiting game that kept her out, Charlotte stated:
“Yes, a hundred percent. A hundred percent, yeah.”
Charlotte Flair is currently set to challenge Rhea Ripley for the Raw Women’s Championship at WWE Hell in a Cell. Although she couldn’t get her moment with the fans at ‘Mania, she will have another opportunity to do so at SummerSlam in August.