WWE superstar Charlotte Flair opens up about the time her breasts 'popped' in the ring, leaving her needing surgery
There is a reason why WWE superstar Charlotte Flair is missing out on all the in-ring action for some time. According to Daily Star, the WWE star has been under recovery ever since she ruptured her breast implants inside the wrestling ring. Speaking on a podcast, Flair revealed that she is hoping to be back in the ring by August.
During the course of the podcast, the wrestling champion also spoke about how her implants “popped” in the middle of her fight, leaving the silicone floating in her body. And ever since her 'Money In The Bank' match that took place in June this year, the legendary daughter of WWE superstar Ric Flair has been MIA since she is still recovering from her surgery.
The seven-time women’s champion opened up on the Maria Menounos podcast and spoke about her injury and the surgery that followed. “I’m 32 and when I turned 21 I always wanted boobs. I never had boobs. I had an athletic body my whole life. Then when I started wrestling I had saline [put in] and I popped them in the ring and I woke up the next morning and they were gone.”
The pro-wrestler then added that she initially thought nothing of it and simply got her boobs replaced after the incident. However, she realized something was wrong when she started to have pain behind her shoulder blade right before WrestleMania.
It was then that Flair paid a little visit to the doctor and underwent a mammogram, the results of which revealed the leftover “free floating silicon” in her chest. Flair said during the podcast that her pain kept getting worse and worse until she had her surgery four weeks ago in order to remove all that unwanted silicon from her body.
According to Flair, the doctors have given her a clearance to enter the ring on July 31. This is also the day when Smackdown Live gets filmed in Tampa, Florida, which is only a few weeks before SummerSlam takes place. For the wrestling event, Flair will be looking forward to reclaiming her Women’s Championship title from Carmella, who beat her for the belt in April this year.
Although a lot of wrestling fans are gearing up for Flair's return to the ring, many fans are disappointed with the events of last month, which saw Big Cass get his contract terminated with immediate effect for no apparent reason by the pro-wrestling company.
In a brief statement that spanned all of one line, the company wrote on its website: "WWE has come to terms on the release of William Morrissey (Big Cass)." When stars are usually let go, WWE usually adds in a few cursory sentences thanking the superstar for the work in their company and wishes them the best for future endeavors and, as many pointed out, the lack of any such pleasantries indicate that there was a falling out.
Cass' release seems to have come at the most inopportune time for the 7-foot behemoth, whose star has, in fact, been on the rise lately. As little as two days ago, he was opening the 'Money in the Bank' pay-per-view with a match against crowd-favorite Daniel Bryan.
Though that match would end in a loss, the view backstage was apparently that Cass' physicality and natural in-ring talent meant that it was a matter of when and not if he earned an opportunity at the company's most prestigious prize: the WWE Championship. His performances in the past few months, both on the mic and in the ring, meant that the top brass had high expectations of him, making his surprising exit all the more incomprehensible.
Cass' release from WWE was quite shocking, as compared to woman superstar Paige's sudden retirement announcement which happened earlier this year. The 25-year-old, real name Saraya-Jade Bevis, tearfully confirmed that she would be bidding farewell to the ring, months after she suffered a serious injury to her surgically repaired back. Paige took the microphone and said, “Unfortunately due to neck injuries, I can no longer perform in this ring as an in-ring competitor.”
“Four years ago is where I debuted and won the Diva’s championship, and four years later New Orleans is where I want to retire. So, I want to say thank you to every single one of you,” Paige said during her announcement. So much was the impact of her announcement, that the crowd instantly started chanting “this is your house,” before they broke into a unanimous applause for the professional wrestler.
Paige's injury happened during a WWE house show in Uniondale, New York in December last year. It was believed she had suffered a 'stinger', which is an impact injury to the head or neck, causing a stinging or burning sensation, when she was kicked from behind by Sasha Banks. The timing of the WWE superstar's injury could not be any worse since it made her miss the first ever women’s Royal Rumble match announced by the WWE this year. With her existing image in the wrestling universe as the “Women’s Revolution” inside the WWE, many thought she would be the star of this historic match.