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Charlotte Flair talks about difficulty caused due to Kairi Sane’s TLC injury

Kairi Sane suffered a concussion following a terrible bump during WWE TLC. She made her in-ring return recently at a WWE house show. Charlotte Flair was responsible for that injury, but she was unaware that Sane was injured at that time.

Charlotte Flair spoke to Talk Sport, where she talked about the difficulty of that situation. She did not know what was happening and there was not enough time to discuss things.

“It didn’t in the moment. I guess, everyone—how they felt afterwards is what made them feel different. In the moment, it was more—it’s a tough spot. It’s the main event of a brutal pay-per-view and everyone has already seen Tables, Ladders and Chairs.”

“It’s feeding off the crowd, going with the crowd and feeding off their reactions. So I didn’t really think anything until after. Obviously Kairi was hurt, but in the match I’m just thinking ‘How do we keep people invested?’ with them already seeing so many different TLC, brutal matches. You’ve already seen a kendo stick, you’ve already seen a chair, you’ve seen a ladder, a table.”

“And the pressure of us delivering that, with a weird dynamic seeing me and Becky tag? To me, me and Becky tagging is more what I was thinking about. How does that come across and how our characters should be interacting on television. How do you go from this [indicates high level] to all of a sudden, ‘They’re tagging?’ We had the ‘Let’s fight the enemy because we have a common enemy’ [mentality

Thankfully, Sane is fit to compete again. Fans were worried she might not wrestle for a long time after TLC, but that did not end up happening.

  • jedi

    We shall agree to disagree bud

  • Kal

    Watch the match again. Kairi was fine after the suplex to the guard rail, once she did the insane elbow on Becky through the table she was never the same for the rest of the match.

  • jedi

    No it was when Charlette threw her on the unprotected metal next to guard rail.

  • jedi

    Agreed like how Becky rolled Kari under the ring to protect her.

  • jedi

    Proves she cares nothing for the safety of her opponents.

  • CC

    I would actually give Bella more of a pass on this (and I sure as hell ripped on her back then) because she was never a proper wrestler anyway and had been out of action for ages (althought that is a whole other can of worms), but Charlotte is supposed to be “one of the best in the business” as WWE and everyone else seems to keep saying. She knows better.

    WWE seem to not know how to react in situations like this when nobody throws up the X sign.
    Simple fact is, a referee should have called it or one of the competitors should have made the ref aware if they were not already.

    But Charlotte admitting she knew something was wrong and put the match above Sanes health is just unforgiveable.

  • F. Loyd B. Pippin

    Agreed. She got mad and was thinking more about herself than her opponent. As much as we ripped on Brie Bella for yanking Liv Morgan by her head when she was knocked out, we have to do the same for Charlotte who powerbombed Kairi through a table after yanking her by her head. And WWE needs some blame for not stopping the action or communicating that Kairi was off limits for the rest of the match.

  • MT McGee

    So charlotte’s great idea to keep people invested was to drop a concussed woman through a table, potentially causing further injury? How is that not reckless? charlotte has no business being in the ring if she’s that stupid If you wanted to put Kairi down to protect her, you hit her in the stomach with a chair, something she can see coming and doesn’t cause her to have to back bump or react quickly, like a spear.

  • Kal

    “Charlotte Flair was responsible for that injury”

    No “Harrison”, she wasn’t. The injury happened during Kairi’s frog splash/insane elbow spot through the table. It did not break properly and you can see she was dizzy right after that and Becky was talking to her afterwards. Dirt sheets need to stop perpetuating this false narrative that Charlotte was responsible for that injury, when she wasn’t.
    Now if you want to talk about whether she should’ve handled the situation differently after the injury became apparent, that’s a different story. Of course she should’ve recognized the situation and try to protect Kairi better, than spearing her and powerbombing her through the table.

  • CC

    This is so confusing. Is she is admitting she knew something was wrong but felt it was more important to keep the match going than to adapt it so Sane could take a back seat?
    I saw someone on Facebook try to put equal blame on Sane, like someone with a concussion is in their right mind to make a decision as to whether to carry on or not.

    The statement from Flair comes across as a very “me me me ” statement rather than being worried about her colleague.