Ric Flair Reveals Why Charlotte Flair Was Absent From WWE TV Until December 2022
Ric Flair has lifted the lid on Charlotte Flair’s WWE absence
Charlotte Flair made her triumphant return to WWE in the New Year, shockingly defeating Ronda Rousey for the SmackDown Women’s Championship after a seven-month absence.
Flair originally took time off to get married but remained absent for months, prompting rumours about her future in the company. However, Charlotte’s return has seemingly put all doubt to bed, and on After the Bell with Corey Graves, Charlotte’s father Ric Flair revealed why she was away for so long:
“I’m so happy for her. [The wedding] happened at a time where she could take a break. The arm thing with Rhonda, and she got hit in the mouth in that same match and had a major issue with her teeth. But it was a well-deserved rest, and sometimes it’s good to walk away from it.
“There was certainly no loss of respect with Ronda Rousey. I thought they had a hell of a match. It was a good opportunity to get away. She and [Andrade] have had an opportunity to spend a lot of time together. They bought a new home. It’s really been good for her. But at the same time, I know how she bad she wanted to her back in, too. After a while, all that gets old, and now I want back in. She’s doing great. I’ve never seen her this happy, really in a long time," Flair said.