Charlotte Flair faced Asuka on December 8th, 2023 in a solid match on Friday Night SmackDown. The Queen lost to The Empress of Tomorrow and she would end up injured after a major botch in the match. She has now undergone surgery for her knee and Flair admitted that she is truly scared.
Concerns arose among fans and WWE talent as reports circulated about a potential injury to Charlotte Flair during a match. In a distressing moment, she was seen clutching her knee and crying out, “My knee!”
Medical personnel rushed to her side, adding to the worry among fans. Later, it was revealed on WWE SmackDown that Charlotte Flair would be sidelined for nine months due to knee injury.
Flair would then be undergoing surgery as well. The 14-time Women’s Champion took to her Instagram and uploaded a photo of herself in the hospital, following her knee surgery. Flair admitted that she was truly scared for the first time in her life.
‘‘Family, Friends & Fans,
THANK YOU for all the positive, beautiful messages & flowers🙏🏻 I feel supported in every way. It has taken me a few days and many MANY tears to wrap my head around everything. I happen to be an expert in overthinking and this is the first time I’ve ever been truly scared. Scared of the unknown but also feeling like I’m losing what I’m most proud of and that’s being an athlete. I don’t like showing physical weakness and this has left me feeling exposed. A process I know I will grow from but a very new one to me. This was a huge blow to me mentally and obviously physically going into 2024. 2023 was a rollercoaster and I am trying to stay positive and maybe this was the only way to stop, refocus, rebuild & eventually conquer again.
I can’t thank this year’s Smackdown locker-room enough. I enjoyed every second 🙏🏻 and will be rooting from the sidelines 💪🏻
I have been a bad guy for most of my career but this year was different for me. I CHERISHED every hug, high-five and fist pump this year at live events and for the first time in my career felt comfortable in my own boots being the good guy 👸🏼 🦋 I learned so much as a performer and plan on starting right where I left off.
I promise I am going to work 24/7 over the next nine months to come back the best version of the Queen you’ve ever seen.
“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life, as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”
Climbing my own mountain will be my greatest test yet.
Thank you for all the love ❤️
Here’s to 2024. 💎
Aka Charlotte 🏻”
Ric Flair also revealed how Charlotte Flair’s injury put an emotional strain on her. It remains to be seen whether the 14-time Women’s Champion will be able to make her in-ring return ahead of schedule.
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