When you watch shows in the WWE universe for the purpose of the entertainment they provide, it's hard for some fans to look at the wrestling entertainers as real people instead of the characters they play on RAW and SmackDown. So when Charlotte Flair returned to the ring after a brief break due to an in-storyline suspension, some fans immediately scrutinized her appearance.
While some claimed her face looked strangely different than it did when she was last on TV, others immediately assumed she had plastic surgery. Charlotte herself hasn't come out to admit to any recent plastic surgery or give any merit to the rumors, but WWE fans are convinced something changed and, despite there being no basis to go on other than some assumptions, they won't let up.
So, did Charlotte Flair have plastic surgery?
While it's true that Charlotte was "suspended" because of her in-character outburst when she attacked Rhea Ripley and Asuka, she did not say off RAW that she left for a week to have plastic surgery.
Instead, it was reported that Charlotte had dental surgery, and that was the reason for her week off from wrestling.
Of course, that's not quite as grabby for fans, who immediately assumed she had some extensive work done. Regardless of whether or not Charlotte has ever gotten fillers or some other minor cosmetic enhancement, it doesn't look like she took the week off from work to have major plastic surgery.
It should also go without saying that she would likely need more than a few days of rest to recover after having surgery before entering the ring again anyway.
But the rumors prompted Charlotte's fiancé and fellow RAW Superstar Andrade to take to Twitter to put a lid on them once and for all.
"Workout, diet, facials," he tweeted. "I [will] show without filters and without makeup what my fiancé @MsCharlotteWWE looks like and for all those people who comment that she has 1,000,000 surgeries (just one)." He added, "Please stop talking s--t," and tagged Dave Meltzer, who talked about the plastic surgery rumors on The Wrestling Observer Radio.
Charlotte Flair has always been open about how she achieved the body she has.
Charlotte has been in the business for decades and has more than 10 championship belts under her. She has always been in peak physical condition for participating in wrestling matches, and her Instagram is a testament to her workout regimen and dedication to her physique and career.
In a May 2020 interview with Pro Wrestling Sheet, Charlotte admitted to being a perfectionist in the ring, and it shows.
"[Andrade] and I just built a gym in the garage, so that's been a lot of fun," she said of life during the 2020 pandemic. "I'm gonna come out of quarantine with people saying, "Whew! Charlotte's really put on a lot of muscle!"
Hopefully, that's what the conversation eventually shifts to rather than unfounded plastic surgery rumors.