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Andrade gives details on Charlotte Flair, WWE release, Saudi Arabia

In an interview with Lucha Libre Online's Hugo Savinovich, Andrade stated that WWE pulled Charlotte Flair from WrestleMania plans and advertising after she was mistakenly told by a WWE-affiliated doctor that she was pregnant. 

After conducting home pregnancy tests and getting an ultrasound and blood work, Charlotte determined that she was not pregnant. The doctor then came to the same conclusion, but Andrade stated that WWE had already moved forward with plans without her.

In a statement credited to Charlotte Flair's camp, released to talkSport's Alex McCarthy, the camp said that Charlotte was medically suspended due to elevated HCG levels, which can indicate pregnancy. 

The statement from Charlotte's camp reads in full:

"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 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."

Of course, the possibility that Flair could still be added to WrestleMania in some form still exists. 

Andrade also stated that in addition to Flair's positive COVID-19 test, he too tested positive for COVID a week before his WWE release. 

He also went into detail about the infamous airplane incident in Saudi Arabia after the Crown Jewel show in October 2019, stating that he opted out of future trips to Saudi Arabia after the incident and skipped a follow-up meeting where WWE addressed the situation with talent. 

Andrade sad that he spoke directly to Vince McMahon about the airplane issue and McMahon told him that it was an isolated incident. 

The full interview can be seen here.  

Thanks to @luchablog, Fightful and @MicromanFever for translation help and transcripts.