Charlotte Flair Is Happy She “Landed Flat On My Face” At WrestleMania

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Charlotte Flair has relived one painful WrestleMania moment.

At WrestleMania 39, Charlotte Flair competed on the grandest stage of them all for the seventh time in her illustrious career as she put her SmackDown Women’s Championship on the line against the 2023 women’s Royal Rumble winner, Rhea Ripley.

It was the second time that the two women had faced off at WrestleMania with flair defeating Ripley for the NXT Women’s Championship back in 2020.

However, in Hollywood, it was The Queen who suffered her judgment day as Rhea Ripley emerged victorious capturing the title that is now known as the Women’s World Championship.

Speaking on The Michael Kay Show, Charlotte Flair reflected on one moment from the match that saw her land flat on her face following a German suplex from Ripley. Flair is adamant that was not the landing that was planned but given the attention it got, she’s glad it happened:

“Rhea (Ripley) and I this past WrestleMania, had a move in there where for a second I’m like, oh, there’s my face in the mat. Ow (she laughed). That wasn’t supposed to happen.

“So I was like, God, I hope she doesn’t move, I hope she doesn’t move. Let me get my breath for a second and if you go back, it was like one of the best moments of the match was the suplex to my face when it wasn’t supposed to be that and I’m like, had that not happened, we wouldn’t have gotten those replays so to me, I’m so happy I landed flat on my face. It made the match that much better, so I needed it to breathe and we got to eventually where we were going…”

Charlotte Flair without a PLE win since WrestleMania 38

Charlotte Flair has not won at a premium live event since defeating Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania 38. Flair did miss the second half of 2022 but her luck has yet to change on major events since her comeback at the end of last year.

Flair was in action at SummerSlam as she battled with Bianca Belair and Asuka over the WWE Women’s Championship. In the end, Belair won that match but only held the title for mere minutes as IYO SKY cashed in her Money In The Bank contract to become the new champion.

h/t POST Wrestling