At WrestleMania in April, Ronda Rousey challenged Charlotte Flair for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, after winning the Royal Rumble upon her return in January.
In a finish that came as a surprise to many, Flair retained her title over Rousey at ‘Mania, but the feud continued over the following weeks.
In their rematch, which took place at WrestleMania Backlash, Rousey picked up the win, winning the SmackDown Women’s title for the first time in her career.
The match was an ‘I Quit’ match, and the finish came after Rousey put Flair’s arm through a chair and applied her signature armbar.
In a backstage segment, after the Madcap Moss v Happy Corbin match that followed, Kayla Braxton offered an update on Flair’s status.
Braxton said that Flair had suffered a “fracture of the radius”, and urged WWE fans to stay tuned to the company’s digital platforms for more updates.
Pat McAfee broke down what the injury meant, essentially saying that to put it simply, Flair had broken her arm.
In a new report, courteusy of Fightful Select, we have some more information on that injury, and why the angle was shot.
The report notes that the injury is 100% part of the storyline, and will take Flair off WWE TV for a short-period, something that was planned.
Fightful was told that WWE creative was told Charlotte would be taking a little time off, and a kayfabe injury angle was set up for WrestleMania Backlash.
For more on Flair’s status over the coming days and weeks, make sure you stay tuned to GiveMeSport.
You can watch WrestleMania Backlash right now on Peacock in the US, and everywhere else on the WWE Network.