Report: Charlotte Flair Told She Will Main Event WrestleMania
According to a report by Jon Fisher on his Oh, You Didn’t Know Podcast, Charlotte Flair has already been told she will be part of the WrestleMania 35 main event match and is expecting a big financial score this April. Here’s what Fisher had to say (h/t Ringside News transcription):
“A good source told me within the last week or so that despite the booking of the TLC match with Charlotte, Asuka, and Becky Lynch before the Charlotte/ Ronda Rousey match at Survivor Series that Charlotte was told that she’d be in the main event of WrestleMania.”
The road to WrestleMania will start to build as we enter 2019 with the first Royal Rumble to be held at Chase Field in Phoenix on Sunday, January 27, and the winners of the rumble play a significant factor into the storylines leading up to WWE’s biggest show at Met Life Stadium in East Rutherford, NJ, on April 7.
Brad Shepard also noted that he has previously reported that the WrestleMania main event could be a women’s triple threat women’s match. This makes us wonder if WWE will keep Becky Lynch in this scenario at all going forward or how they could work Flair in. Given these pieces of information, it may reasonably lead you to expect that Flair will win the women’s Royal Rumble.
It will be interesting to see in this era in which WWE is supposedly wanting to give fans what they want to see how they handle this situation. You can see their conundrum. If they include Rousey, Flair and Lynch all in a triple threat in one match, it doesn’t leave SmackDown Women’s Champ Asuka with a credible top-of-the-line contender to go against with how the storylines have gone so far.
However, Lynch’s popularity is undeniable and with everything she’s done to become the unquestioned main draw in WWE right now it would seem overly cruel for WWE to leave her out of a match she so desperately wants. People camped outside overnight just to meet her at her latest appearance at a Cricket Wireless store in Clovis, Calif. Yet, you could see seeds being planted where WWE may try to take Lynch off in a direction of facing Asuka at WrestleMania and out of the main event. If that happens, God help everyone with the fallout from Lynch’s Twitter fire over that decision.