Charlotte Flair has been absent from WWE television for nearly half a year, which has led some family members to provide an update.
The WWE career of Charlotte Flair started nearly a decade ago. During her run in WWE, Charlotte has won the most Women’s Titles in WWE history. Charlotte is a former six-time Raw Women’s Champion, six-time Smackdown Women’s Champion, she was the last woman to hold the Divas Title and also held the NXT Women’s Title twice. During her incredible career, Charlotte has also main evented WrestleMania and was in the first women’s match to main event a WWE pay-per-view (Premium Live Event) as well.
There have been a lot of rumors of late about when Charlotte might return. After all, Charlotte has been off WWE television since losing the Smackdown Women’s Title to Ronda Rousey at WrestleMania Backlash in May. Shortly after that, she got married to Andrade El Idolo. In October, Charlotte’s husband Andrade said Charlotte “has time off due to personal reasons and she will specify them in future interviews.”
This past weekend, Charlotte canceled a scheduled appearance at the Big Event New York while writing on Twitter that she would not be able to make the event, but she misses the fans.
Charlotte’s two-time WWE Hall of Fame father Ric Flair has provided a bit of an update on the WWE status of his daughter. Ric does the To Be The Man podcast with Conrad Thompson, who is married to Ric’s other daughter Megan, which means that Conrad is Charlotte’s brother-in-law. The two men discussed Charlotte’s WWE absence with Ric saying she was talking to WWE, but he didn’t know more.
“To be very honest, I have no idea. She keeps everything to herself. I know she’s talking to the company, but I don’t know any more than that. If I did, I couldn’t tell you anyway. She doesn’t trust me to tell me anything because I can’t keep my mouth shut.”
Thompson mentioned Andrade’s recent comments as well as Charlotte canceling her weekend appearance, but made it clear that Charlotte is doing just fine.
“A lot of fans I know created a little bit of chatter because I guess there was an appearance she had that was canceled. And I know Andrade said recently that she had some personal stuff that she was working on. You and I know that physically, she’s fine. Emotionally, she’s fine. It’s her business to share. But I guess what I wanted to sort of set the record straight on [is] there’s nothing wrong with Charlotte Flair. She’s just fine.”
Ric went on to say that Charlotte is in the best shape of his career and he really wants to see his daughter have a major match against Raw Women’s Champion Bianca Belair.
“She is probably in the best shape of her life. I think it’s probably a mutual decision between her and the company as to when she comes back. I would assume under the perfect circumstance. She’s the best wrestler, but she’s the greatest female wrestler of all time. Like I said before, to have two legit world class athletes, you could write the story itself. NCAA track star. Strength, coordination, athleticism, Bianca Belair, Charlotte Flair. It’s a main event in itself…In my opinion, that’s the match.”
As Ric noted, it could be between Charlotte and WWE with regard to when she comes back. With Survivor Series coming up later this month and Royal Rumble two months away, perhaps we won’t have to wait too much longer for Charlotte Flair’s return.