Ric Flair shares his thoughts on Charlotte's return.
Prior to her return, Charlotte had been absent from WWE since she lost the SmackDown Women's Championship to Ronda Rousey in May. "The Queen" made her comeback when she appeared on the December 30 episode of WWE SmackDown and defeated Rousey in an impromptu title match.
Speaking on WWE After The Bell with Corey Graves, Ric was asked to share his reaction to Charlotte's triumphant return. He stated that he cried because he was happy for her. The WWE Hall of Famer also noted that he assumed she'd be coming back at WWE Royal Rumble, so her appearance on SmackDown was ahead of schedule.
"I started crying again. I always do. I’m so happy for her. I knew she was coming back. I knew she was coming back, but I assumed the Rumble like everybody else. She doesn’t tell me anything. She says I have a big mouth [laughs]. I’m so proud of her. It’s unbelievable," Flair said.
Charlotte's time away from the ring, including her wedding, came up in the conversation, and Ric noted that Charlotte dealt with a "major issue" with her teeth coming out of her match against Rousey. He went on to describe how the time off has been good for Charlotte, and he hasn't seen her this happy in a long time.
“I’m so happy for her. [The wedding] happened at a time where she could take a break. The arm thing with Rhonda, and she got hit in the mouth in that same match and had a major issue with her teeth. But it was a well-deserved rest, and sometimes it’s good to walk away from it. There was certainly no loss of respect with Ronda Rousey. I thought they had a hell of a match. It was a good opportunity to get away. She and [Andrade] have had an opportunity to spend a lot of time together. They bought a new home. It’s really been good for her. But at the same time, I know how she bad she wanted to her back in, too. After a while, all that gets old, and now I want back in. She’s doing great. I’ve never seen her this happy, really in a long time," Flair said.
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