Charlotte Flair wins Smack Down Women’s Championship leading up to WrestleMania main event

Flair all smiles after defeating Asuka for the Smack Down Women’s Championship (Video still obtained from: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2URDk5H5d3k)

With a career that is already destined for the WWE Hall of Fame, Charlotte Flair has only added to her amazing body of work with entry into the biggest match in the history of the Women’s Revolution. With a Triple Threat match between Flair, archrival (and former bestie) Becky Lynch, and UFC legend Ronda Rousey as the main event of Wrestle Mania 35, marking the first time that a women’s match has main evented, there is a tremendous sense of momentum for the second generation star wrestler.

Defeating prominent Japanese ring master Asuka for the WWE Smack Down Women’s Championship, Flair’s victory has impacted another match that was meant for WrestleMania. Of note, Asuka anticipated defending her title on wrestling’s biggest stage, with a key match scheduled for the March 26 edition of Smack Down Live determining her opponent.

The path towards determining Asuka’s opponent originally held a significant element of drama, as it would have marked a major milestone in the career of another young star in the Women’s Division. Of note, a fatal four-way match between Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose, Carmella and Naomi would have allowed the winner a chance to challenge Asuka for the title.

For now, an alternate match has been booked at WrestleMania, allowing for eight more grapplers in the Women’s Division to gain the prestige of participation. Still utilizing the Fatal Four Way concept, an intense tag team confrontation features The Boss ‘n’ Hug Connection (Bayley and Sasha Banks) (c) vs. The Divas of Doom (Beth Phoenix and Natalya) vs. The IIconics (Billie Kay and Peyton Royce) vs. Nia Jax and Tamina

Enjoying her ninth title in WWE, Flair is highly motivated to best both Lynch and Rousey, staking her claim as the greatest female wrestler of her generation. With rumours abound as to the stakes involved in the main event, primarily, speculation of a unification bout, the outcome is destined to add lustre to the magnitude of the Women’s Revolution, propelling all three into grappling immortality.

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