The former WWE Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair was previously advertised for the WWE live event show in Charlotte, North Carolina. She was scheduled to face Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H.
During the commentary for Triplemania XXIX last night, Hugo Savinovich dropped hints that ‘The Queen’ could be close by when he said that he was unaware if she was watching from home or backstage but added that he was sure that she was close to the action. WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair had accompanied his son-in-law Andrade to the ring for the AAA Mega Championship match against Kenny Omega.
Charlotte Flair was possibly backstage
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer said that he heard a while back that she would be going to Mexico City with Andrade and her father.
“I had been told sometime back that she was going to Mexico City. Obviously, she could not appear on the show [because] that would be a total violation of the contract but Ric Flair, who is a free agent, did appear on the show…so I presume that Ashley Flair was backstage as I was told she was going to be since she didn’t show up in Charlotte, her own hometown.”
If she told WWE ahead of time, then it means that they continued to falsely advertise her to sell tickets for last night’s show. Lucha Libre expert/historian Rob Viper also had noted on Twitter that he heard rumors about another Flair (Charlotte) wanting to be part of Andrade’s entrance but the request was denied. Ric Flair Debuts In New Wrestling Promotion
Heard a rumor another Flair wanted to be part of this entrance too and was strongly told no. 🤐
— RobViper (@RobViper) August 15, 2021