Charlotte / Paige
As noted, new reports claim WWE is preparing to issue a formal statement to address the now controversial promo from WWE RAW featuring Paige and WWE Divas Champion Charlotte.
It is still unclear as to who decided to include the deceased Reid Flair in the promo; F4WOnline.com reported Charlotte will (in the forthcoming WWE statement) claim responsibility for the idea, when originally it was said in the latest issue of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that she was actually uncomfortable with the idea.
After speaking with a WWE source, Wrestlezone was told there’s absolutely no way that the idea came from Charlotte, with the source saying:
“No matter what they say, there’s no way that idea came from Ashley Fliehr. NO WAY. That’s a fact.”
Additionally, Ric Flair’s WOOOOOO Nation co-host Conrad Thompson has stated publicly that the angle being [Charlotte’s] idea were 100% false.
It seems WWE will take responsibility for letting the segment air out, but it was previously mentioned in the Observer that while the final segment did not air exactly as written, the overall attempt was “successful.”
Buff Bagwell issued the following statement, revealing he will not appear for Pro Wrestling Syndicate this weekend. Buff says he has a shoulder injury more serious that originally believed, and will need to undergo surgery: