Charlotte Flair is explaining why she is taking time off from WWE to fix a long-running issue with her breast implants.
Charlotte Flair is the most decorated woman in WWE history. At the time of this writing, she has captured 12 WWE Women's Championships, become the first second-generation Royal Rumble winner in history, competed in TLC matches, Hell in a Cell matches, and the main event of WrestleMania.
In that time, Charlotte has only taken minimal time off from WWE. Once was to tend to her father, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair who was in a medically-induced coma and the other time, was to deal with silicone poisoning because of her breast implant.
Taking to Twitter because, by her own admission, everybody in the world having an opinion on the subject bothers her, Charlotte Flair details her history with complications with her plastic surgery and reveals why the current break she is on from WWE will last longer than the others.
“My air conditioning is broken, and we have a little free time. These tweets may be spaced out a bit, but we’re going to talk time off, plastic surgery and boobs,” Charlotte’s Twitter thread began. “The entire world having an opinion on the topic bothers me more than I care to let on, so we are going to discuss it.”
Charlotte begins her story shortly after she defeats Asuka at WrestleMania 34. Just days after this Victory, she would lose the SmackDown Women's Championship to Carmella on an episode of SmackDown.
“I’m going to save the history of my boobs for a different bedtime story, so: Picture it. Charlotte, North Carolina, 2018. A young queen, shortly after a career defining Wrestlemania victory, finds herself sicker than sick at her brother’s house,” she recalls. “A trip to the doctor tells us the likely culprit is silicone poisoning, and that my implant had been leaking for quite some time. It was one of the [worst] cases the doctor had seen. At that time, I had a few options to fix the issue. Each option had a specific recovery time. I love this job more than anything, so I picked the option that allowed me to return the soonest. That was the choice I made.”
Charlotte would fast forward to now, where she says she's facing similar complications but will be undergoing a procedure that she thinks will face the long-running issue.
“Fast forward to a few months ago. Something felt off, so I went back to the doctor. Same issue again. This time, I’m going with an option that I believe will solve the issue long time, even though the recovery period is a little longer than I would like,” she reveals. “To clarify: I do not have silicone poisoning this time. The surgery is cosmetic to fix an issue from a prior surgery.”
In regards to when she will return, she says she will return when she is ready and she will return better than ever.
“I’ll be back when I’m ready. The body will be rested, and the mind still focused on legacy. Focused on this job. Focused on being better. Always being better.”
On television, Charlotte Flair was written off after a brawl with Nia Jax on a late-June episode of Monday Night Raw.
With Charlotte Flair currently on the shelf, Becky Lynch out for the foreseeable future due to her pregnancy, and Ronda Rousey still absent and having not made a single appearance since WrestleMania 35 last year, all three women who can say that they have main-evented WrestleMania are currently away from WWE and the women's division sees a gap at the top of the mountain like never before.
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