WWE have announced that Charlotte Flair will be out of action indefinitely as a result of injuries sustained during her match at WrestleMania Backlash with Ronda Rousey.
At WrestleMania Backlash Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey went to war over the SmackDown Women’s Championship.
After Flair had retained her title at WrestleMania 38 despite tapping out, something which went unseen by the referee, Ronda Rousey went searching for revenge. The result was an “I Quit” Match on May 8th.
During the bout, the two women traded Kendo stick shots, brawled into the crowd and used every inch of the ring and ringside area to inflict as much pain as possible on each other. After surviving the Natural Selection on a chair, Rousey fought back to grab the win, trapping Flair in an Arm-Bar with the help of a steel chair.
Later on in the show, it was revealed that Flair had fractured her radius as a result of the move. While no further details were revealed at the time, it has now been confirmed on The Bump, that Flair will be out indefinitely.
In the days after WrestleMania Backlash it was reported that the storyline injury was used so that Flair could take time off to get married to long-time partner Andrade El Idolo.
“Unfortunately I have to report that due to the injury suffered at the hands of Ronda Rousey, we have learned that Charlotte Flair will be out of action indefinitely.”
— WWE (@WWE) May 11, 2022
Charlotte Flair had held the SmackDown Women’s Championship since October 22nd, and her now infamous title swap with then champion Becky Lynch. Prior to that, The Queen had held the Raw Women’s Championship since SummerSlam.