Charlotte Flair Wasn't Always Intended To Replace Lana In Nia Jax Storyline

Lana is out of action, and Charlotte Flair is the new WWE Women's Tag Team Champion in a role many think was meant for the former.

Lana hasn't appeared since being sidelined in favor of Charlotte, and Fightful Select reported on the timeline of the events that led up to WWE TLC.

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Fightful spoke with several people within WWE who made sure to stress to us that Charlotte Flair's return was not in the cards or considered when the build to the Lana vs. Nia Jax feud began. Most within WWE hoped and expected Charlotte Flair would return in the fall or winter, but wasn't really factored in to this aspect of the story until after Survivor Series. There were also plenty of members of the roster who were left in the dark about the return, though it was a badly kept secret over the past three weeks.

Charlotte Flair would return and win the WWE Women's Tag Team Championships with Asuka. We don't have a timeline on Lana's return.

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