Despite being arguably the company’s top female star in the absence of Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch, Charlotte Flair did not appear at WrestleMania 37 despite being fit and able to do so.
Speaking with The New York Post ahead of Hell in a Cell this weekend, Charlotte Flair opened up about missing WrestleMania and explained why she didn’t take part in the show, saying:
“Oh man, it was really tough. But then again, it’s like when I came back, I came back in the best shape of my career. I came back wanting to even, whether it was changing my curly hair to my straight hair or having fun changing my gear and not needing to feel like, ‘OK I need it to look like this.’ Having a little more fun and wanting to be like full-blown heel, being the bad guy. Saying things people wouldn’t necessarily say, not beating around the bush and having the promo after Mania saying, (I’m) the opportunity.
“But I think it was being taken out for COVID and not waiting for if I was going to be OK or not. And it was a perfect opportunity for Rhea. Even though it was really tough for me to miss Mania, I think missing it to come back stronger ultimately turned out to be the best thing for me, even though it was hard.”
Charlotte Flair will be in action at Hell in a Cell this weekend when she takes on Rhea Ripley for the Raw Women’s Championship in a rematch from their excellent clash at WrestleMania 36 last year.