Charlotte Flair is undoubtedly one of the marquee superstars that WWE has to offer on their roster without whom a bigger PPV event remains incomplete. The highly decorated superstar was one of three first women alongside Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch to main-event WrestleMania in 2019, but she, unfortunately, had to sit out WrestleMania 37.
Leading to the show, Charlotte Flair challenged Asuka for the Raw Women’s Championship to set up a Wrestlemania 34 rematch. But then her fiancée Andrade was released from the WWE contract and went on to reveal that she was pulled from the show because WWE doctors mistakenly thought that she was pregnant.
At the same time, it was also announced that she tested positive for COVID-19. During a prior interaction with New York Post, Charlotte Flair already mentioned that WWE creative didn’t want to wait for her so that she can be okay after recovering from the virus, and hence they decided to go with Rhea Ripley and Asuka.
Charlotte Flair was happy for Banks and Belair
Now, The Queen spoke to Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso about her being left out of WrestleMania 37. She admitted that she was devastated and it was really tough for her to miss The Show of Shows. At the same time, Charlotte Flair was happy for Sasha Banks, Rhea Ripley, and Bianca Belair for their opportunities.
“I was devastated. I did not take that easy. Missing WrestleMania was hard… As much as it hurt to miss WrestleMania, it was amazing to watch Sasha and see her succeed. Seeing her come off Mandalorian and be in the main event, that was amazing. And Bianca has that special ‘It’ factor. She needs to keep taking that and run with it. Her story, and what she embodies, it’s incredible. So I was happy for both Sasha and Bianca.”
The absence from Charlotte Flair from Wrestlemania 37 didn’t hamper her career, much as she would be back on Raw, the night after that grand event. She would then go on to win the Raw Women’s Championship from Rhea Ripley at Money in the Bank and then again at Summerslam taking her title win count to 12.