Last night, Charlotte Flair tapped out to the Asuka Lock and put over the Raw Women's Champion, mostly clean, begging the question: who are you, and what have you done with the real Charlotte Flair? Well, it turns out there's a good reason that Charlotte lost. According to Dave Meltzer on F4WOnline, Charlotte is scheduled to have an unspecified surgery, prompting the injury angle that will allow her to stay off WWE Raw for a few weeks. Or is that eight months?
Charlotte was attacked by Nia Jax before her match with Asuka on Raw, with Charlotte walking away with an arm injury to sell. Asuka worked that arm during their match, leading to the submission. And afterward, Nia attacked Charlotte again. Later, WWE posted an update on their website, claiming that Charlotte may have a collarbone fracture as a result of the attacks.
Charlotte Flair is being evaluated for an injury following the ruthless attack by Nia Jax on Raw, WWE.com has learned.
Flair had already suffered an injury in a brawl with Jax prior to her Raw Women's Title Match with Asuka. After coming up short against The Empress of Tomorrow, The Queen was ruthlessly attacked in the backstage area by Jax, who slammed a road case into Flair's arm. While the specifics of The Queen's injury have not been fully determined, it is believed she may have suffered a potential collarbone fracture.
Stick with WWE's digital and social platforms for more information on Charlotte Flair's status as it becomes available.
But that announcement is entirely kayfabe, according to Meltzer, who says Charlotte does not have a shoulder injury, though he doesn't say what kind of surgery Charlotte is getting. Meltzer says that WWE is hopeful Charlotte can be back in time for SummerSlam. But Alex McCarthy at TalkSport thinks Meltzer is full of baloney. According to McCarthy, Flair is expected to take an "extended break" from WWE, and there is a "0 percent chance" Charlotte will be back in time for SummerSlam. Instead, Charlotte is expected to return next year for the Royal Rumble, though she might come back for Survivor Series if there's a decent storyline to get involved in.
Hopefully, Charlotte recovers from both her real and fake injuries speedily and without incident and returns whenever the hell she's actually going to return depending on which dirt sheet mogul you believe more.