Charlotte Flair’s numerous WWE championship wins have elicited mixed reactions from fans, with some perceiving her as overused. However, her unmatched in-ring skills are universally acknowledged and irrefutable. That being said, she was absent for a long time last year and it seems Flair was very disconnected from WWE during that time period.

On a previous episode of Friday Night Smackdown, Ronda Rousey dropped the Smackdown Women’s Championship to Charlotte Flair in a surprising outcome. This resulted in a controversial return for The Queen, but a welcome one.

Prior to her return, Charlotte Flair was away from WWE television for several months, in order to recuperate from injuries as well as marry Andrade El Idolo. Throughout her hiatus, fans never really forgot her.

While speaking on Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Charlotte Flair was asked whether she followed the WWE product during her hiatus last year. Flair admitted that she was very disconnected from the product when she was away from WWE television.

“I was pretty disconnected. It’s like, what do I want? What does Manny and I want? What does the future look like? This time has gone by so fast and everyone says it does, and it has. In the same breath, I still feel like there’s all these things I want to do, but I keep getting asked all these questions like, am I supposed to want to be done? I never thought of it that way, so disconnecting for me was more like, when I joined FCW that turned into NXT and my brother died, I just never looked back and just threw myself into work. This was the first time, like, what do I like other than wrestling? You know, not worried about the pressure, the storylines, the being on, just like, none of it. I had to. Everyone always asked me, ‘What is there left to do?’ I’m like, ‘Well, am I not supposed to want that next juicy storyline or that feud that makes you not want to turn the channel?’ That’s what performing is all about?”

Charlotte Flair is set to defend her Smackdown Women’s Championship against Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 39. We will have to wait and see how the match will turn out in April.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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