WWE's Charlotte Flair suffers another serious injury in the ring, loses teeth in match with Carmella
Charlotte Flair may have won her match against current champ Carmella but she may have broken off part of her teeth in the process.
WWE wrestler Charlotte Flair seems to have broken her teeth in a WWE Live match with WWE Smackdown Women’s Champion Carmella in Oberhausen, Germany on May 10. Flair is the daughter of legendary champion Ric Flair. The injury comes right on the heels of a report that the 32-year-old had suffered a ruptured breast implant and would require surgery.
A video taken by a fan after the match shows Flair clutching her jaw. The 32-year-old is a seven-time women’s champion. She is widely considered as one of the top wrestlers in the world. Her achievements have earned her the title of “Queen”.
The Queen lost her belt earlier this year. Flair won the match but did not recover her Smack Women’s Championship belt as Carmella lost by disqualification. According to WWE regulations, championship titles cannot be passed on to a new person if the match they won ends in a count-out or disqualification.
In the clip, we see Flair walking up the entrance ramp when the fan calls out from the crowd. She comes over and gives the fan a warm hug before admitting that she might be injured. All the while, she never stops clutching her jaw, presumably in pain. She does seem to be more or less unfazed by the injury and even lets out a small laugh.
“I can’t take a pic. I lost my teeth,” she says to the fan before unwittingly leaning in for a selfie-esque shot. Flair does not uncover her mouth in the frame so the extent of her injuries remains unknown. She had suffered a "minor dental injury" earlier this year. The video ends with the fan exclaiming “Oh my god!"
Flair lost the championship belt to Carmella on the post-WrestleMania edition of Smackdown. The match was arranged after Carmella cashed in her Money-in-the-Bank contract that guarantees a match at any time. Flair was beaten up by the Ilconic duo in an earlier match before being taken out by Carmella for the title.
The Daily Star reports that Flair will be going under the knife yet again once she returns from WWE’s Europe tour. Flair has already secured her spot on Smackdown to compete in the women’s ladder match at Money in the Bank on June 17. It is not yet known whether she will miss the show because of her surgery.
Flair has held the Divas' Championship, NXT Women’s Championship and Raw and Smackdown Women’s Championships. She is the only wrestler to have done so. She was the last Divas’ Champion before the title was retired in favour of the Women’s title in 2016. Her most famous moves are the Natural Selection somersault cutter, Figure-Eight Leg Lock submission hold.
Before her loss to Carmella, Flair held the title for five months. WWE authorities are yet to release a statement about the possible injury. Flair has had a brutal couple of months. She has been plagued by injuries since she was knocked out of the Mixed Match Challenge in March this year.