Charlotte Flair Reveals the Reason Behind Her Absence From WWE

Charlotte Flair made her return to WWE in December, appearing as a last-minute replacement to Lana, and ended up defeating Nia Jax and Shayna Baszler to win her first Tag Team Championship in WWE.

A Day Of Flair aired this week, featuring the Queen as the most decorated champion in WWE.

Flair revealed that she wasn’t injured, but wanted to take a break from regular programming. It felt like a huge burden on her, and she felt that the job was too monotonous.

“It felt like hard times for the company – as talent, as individuals. But I was like, I need to go home. If I’m not going to do this now I’m never going to do it. When I left I felt so deflated, and it’s not because I wasn’t or didn’t feel creative, I just felt like I was at a standstill.”

“I was working NXT, SmackDown, and RAW. I felt like I was doing the best work of my career, but I was not moving forward. I felt like, well am I letting the company down [because] I’m leaving? I’ve always been there. Regardless of how the fans view me as good or bad, so the last six months I just tried to think about when I do return, what does that look like and what do I want because I have done it all.”

Flair is one-half of the tag team champion currently, and widely rumored to win the RAW Championship from her friend and current partner Asuka.