What Charlotte Flair's inclusion in Wrestlemania Could Mean For Lynch and Rousey
It's been a crazy couple of weeks within the WWE's Women division, with the battle of Becky Lynch and Rousey, as they gear up for their battle at Wrestlemania... So we thought.
This past Monday on RAW, after apologizing for attacking Stephanie McMahon and Triple H last week, we found out that Lynch is medically cleared to compete, and the match was on. That was until Vince McMahon dropped a bombshell on the two competitors by suspending Lynch for an additional 60 days, meaning she will miss WrestleMania. To add insult to injury, her replacement in the match was chosen to be Charlotte Flair.
The announcement was a shock to the fans and they weren't pleased with this instant decision by the big boss.
But when you think about it, it's a way the company can have their cake and eat it too. With Lynch the crowd favorite, it became clear that Rousey would be seen as the heel in the match. WWE, however, doesn't want that to happen, so they got Flair, who is seen as a bigger heel by the audience.
By bringing Flair into the equation, it revives the old storyline of Flair taking Lynch's opportunities, and how she beat Rousey with a kendo stick at Evolution. This instantly singles Flair as the above all heel. Now there will be two stories that can be worked with Rousey possibly overcoming the odds and Lynch, if she wins, solidifying herself as the newest, baddest woman on the planet if she eliminates Flair and pins Rousey.
The original plan was to bring in Flair to make it a Triple Threat match, but it's unsure if this is still the angle. No doubt the fans have been waiting to see Lynch and Rousey fight since last year, but adding a common enemy whom they can take out together will keep both of them as a face even after the event.
Do you think Vince made the right call by adding Flair to the card? If the triple threat match happens, who will you root for?