BREAKING: Charlotte Flair Makes a Shocking Return to WWE Raw With an Explosive Statement

Published 04/12/2021, 9:46 PM EDT


The Raw after Mania is a highly awaited event, and it generally packs the biggest surprises. The latest episode of Monday night Raw was no different. While we didn’t see major returns in the first half of the show, Charlotte Flair surprised fans by breaking through the battle between Asuka and Rhea Ripley.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

‘The Queen’ stunned the WWE Universe with her return and immediately made her intentions clear by decimating both Rhea Ripley and Asuka, who were in the midst of a Championship match. Flair cut a chilling promo following this and asserted that she was back to take her throne. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Charlotte was initially booked for WrestleMania and was supposed to compete at the grandest stage of them all. However, her name and render were pulled out from promotional packages, leaving fans wondering what exactly happened.

Later, Flair revealed that she had contracted COVID-19 and was in the recovery process. Had this setback not befallen her, she probably would have been involved in the Asuka vs Rhea Ripley match for the Raw Women’s Championship and made it a Triple Threat. 

Although fans knew she was returning at some point, no one expected it to be immediately after WrestleMania, which makes the return all the more surprising. Since the match ended in a disqualification, Rhea Ripley is still Raw Women’s Champion and Asuka has officially failed to regain her rematch. 

Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley have a bitter history with each other

Charlotte will now immediately go after Ripley, and this won’t be the first time. The two dominant Superstars have a history of feuding against each other. Last year, Charlotte called out Ripley, who was then NXT Women’s Champion and challenged her to a title fight. 

She then went on a solo mission back to NXT to consolidate her status as the ‘Queen of NXT’, a title that had been indirectly taken by Ripley due to her dominance. Charlotte went on to win the NXT Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 36, but the feud continued long after. 

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

The two finally settled their differences at NXT TakeOver: In Your House last year in a Triple Threat with Io Shirai. The two never settled things between each other since Shirai ended up getting the better of the two.

ADVERTISEMENT

Article continues below this ad

Charlotte Flair will undoubtedly go after Ripley, and we will surely see the two battle it out, this time, with no third party.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE :

Luke Dias

1460 articles

Luke Dias is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports, having published more than 1000 articles on professional wrestling. Having completed courses in Advanced Writing from the University of California and Media and Ethics from the University of Amsterdam, Luke is currently pursuing an undergraduate degree in Journalism from Xavier’s College. His tremendous knowledge of WWE history enables him to make past connections, adding depth to the articles.

ADVERTISEMENT

ADVERTISEMENT