During his first post-WWE interview with Hugo Savinovich via Lucha Libre Online, Andrade talked about the end of his WWE run and brought up Charlotte Flair. Here is an excerpt translated from Spanish…
“The WWE doctor informed [Charlotte Flair] to tell her she was pregnant. We went to the pharmacy and it was negative. They took her out of the story because they said she was pregnant. 4 days later the tests were negative.”
Alex McCarthy of TalkSport.com shared the following statement that he received from Charlotte’s camp regarding the matter…
Statement from Charlotte Flair’s team:
What Manny [Andrade] said about the pregnancy test in today’s interview is true, but a significant amount of context is lost in translation and we’d like to clear that up as best we can.
A few weeks ago, Charlotte received a call from WWE medical telling her that her HCG levels had come back high and she was being medically suspended for pregnancy.
That day, she took several home tests that all came back negative. A few days later, blood work and ultrasound confirmed there was no pregnancy.
This was before any issues with Covid (she is currently medically clear).
This put a lot in context for her, mainly how small a woman’s career window is. The men are able to work well into their 50s while the women are seen as “older” in their early 30s even. For an athlete in her prime, these years mean everything.
Her issue was with the process and how the information was relayed as opposed to the information itself.
Charlotte Flair’s camp have reached out to me with a statement to provide context for Andrade’s comments about her pregnancy tests. pic.twitter.com/ZRxBpAHqzd
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) March 30, 2021