After a stint as a female NXT champion, Charlotte Flair decided to take a break from WWE, with the McMahon federation losing one of her biggest attractions for the summer, as her participation in SummerSlam. The Queen has been absent from TV shows since Raw's June 22 episode, when she was attacked backstage by Nia Jax; WWE then confirmed on its official website (according to the storyline) that the former female champion sustained a collarbone injury and that she would be absent for an indefinite period of time.
Subsequently, Charlotte herself explained on Twitter the real reasons for this break, stating that she had to undergo surgery. TalkSPORT's Alex McCarthy revealed that Charlotte Flair successfully supported the operation on Saturday, July 25 and talked about possible recovery times.
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The same source said that the 11-time female champion is currently recovering from surgery and that in all probability she will not take part in the Biggest Party of the Summer. WWE hoped to get Charlotte back in time for SummerSlam, but it seems that The Queen will not be able to fully recover by that date.
There have been several discussions about Charlotte's stop period, but it was she who clarified the real reason for her prolonged absence: it is due to an operation on a breast implant, with the silicone that would have caused her several times serious health problems in recent years.
Charlotte Flair had thus decided to solve the problem once and for all, giving up participating in WWE shows for a few weeks. It is believed that Charlotte's break could be longer than expected also due to some extra-WWE projects, such as her first reality show and another show with an important US network.
One source quoted in the article says she could even follow in the footsteps of male mega stars John Cena and The Rock by becoming a genuine mainstream star. They said: “Several agents have said they’d be shocked if she wasn’t the next WWE talent to cross over (into becoming a widely recognisable mainstream star) but who knows? She legit loves wrestling”.
Flair is, of course, one of the most decorated superstars in WWE history, and has constantly been in the main event picture following the Women’s Revolution. There is still “no chance” of Flair returning in time to compete at SummerSlam 2020 due to the surgery and receiving multiple TV offers.
Flair is said to be mulling over “a few TV roles she has been offered,” but wrestling is still said to be her top priority “for the time being”.