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From the WWE Rumor Mill: Upcoming challengers for the SmackDown Women's Championship revealed

Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
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3.51K   //    18 Sep 2017, 17:33 IST

Who's next for the Queen of Harts and her coveted title?
Who's next for the Queen of Harts and her title?

What's the story?

When you pick up a championship, you automatically have a target on your back. Natalya may have defeated Naomi and cemented her place as the SmackDown Live Women's Champion, but according to Cageside Seats, two women could be vying for her championship soon.

These two women are Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch. Expect them both or one of them in the title picture, very soon indeed.

In case you didn't know...

Natalya became SmackDown Women's Champion at Summerslam, when she defeated Naomi for her coveted title. The cat-loving Hart then went on to defeat the former women's champion at Sin City SmackDown, and presumably moves on to a new program, very soon indeed.

The rumour, first posted by Cageside Seats, reveals that two women could be vying for the prize next.

The heart of the matter

While both Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch may have been out of the title picture for a while, the time for them to shine is now, according to rumours on the internet. We're not sure which of the two women will step up to the plate first, but some rumours indicate that Charlotte Flair may take some time off, to promote her brand new book.

With due apologies to both Naomi and Natalya, this is a heartening move considering how much more over these two women are, and how it made little sense to keep them off TV, for the duration that WWE has.

What's next?

One assumes that Natalya will move on to a new opponent, as soon as next week, considering that Naomi has exhausted her rematch clause. We'll have to gauge the reliability of the rumour by watching the action unfold live.

Author's take

Yes! Yes! Yes! If the rumours are indeed true, I couldn't be any happier. The two most talented women in the division were kept off TV, and in my opinion, that decision made no sense. By bringing them back into the fold, the product can become significantly better, in my opinion.

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Riju Dasgupta
FEATURED COLUMNIST
Riju Dasgupta is the bassist of heavy metal bands Albatross and Primitiv. He's also a former guest columnist for Rolling Stone India. His primary passion remains watching and reviewing the art of professional wrestling for Sportskeeda. In the world of heavy metal, he goes by the moniker- Dr. Hex.
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