There’s an explanation. Sometimes a wrestler gets hurt in the ring and it means that they are going to have to go away for the time being. Other times they need to go away to take care of something else. While a bad thing for the wrestler and the company they work for, there is the silver lining of being able to blame someone for what happened. It sets up a storyline and gives someone a bit of a push at the same time, but for some reason not all companies capitalize on the chance. WWE isn’t letting this one slip away.

Back in May, Becky Lynch vacated the Raw Women’s Title due to maternity leave. The move shook up the show in a big way as Lynch had been the biggest star in the company for a good while. The move left a big hole in the Raw women’s division, which was made even worse last week when news broke that Charlotte was taking some time off for elective surgery. WWE is capitalizing on the situation this time around.

During this week’s Monday Night Raw, WWE announced that Charlotte has suffered a broken collarbone at the hands of Nia Jax and will be undergoing surgery to repair the damage. This will keep her out of action for an undisclosed amount of time. The collarbone injury is a storyline explanation for the surgery that she is having, the cause of which has not been revealed. Charlotte is expected to miss several weeks and may miss Summerslam, if not the rest of the year according to various rumors.

It was a nasty setup. Check out the brawl with Jax and match with Asuka to write Charlotte off of television:

Opinion: For the life of me I don’t get why this isn’t done more often. If there is a way to put the heat on someone for putting someone out of action, why not run with it? WWE is certainly allowed to make up whatever story they want to explain Charlotte’s absence and for once, they are actually doing so. I’m not sure why it doesn’t happen every time, but at least they are doing it here.

Do you like the explanation? What should Charlotte do when she gets back? Let us know in the comments below.

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