For the first time in WWE history, a women’s match will be the main event of WrestleMania, as the Raw Women’s Championship Match featuring Ronda Rousey vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch will headline The Show of Shows.
In a shocking turn of events, Mr. McMahon removed Becky Lynch from the WrestleMania Raw Women’s Title Match that she earned on the strength of her Royal Rumble Match victory, and Charlotte Flair was handpicked to take her place. The Chairman’s decision came about after a contentious couple of weeks between Becky and the McMahon family, whose insistence that she obtain medical clearance for her injured knee led to a heated confrontation and an indefinite suspension for the former SmackDown Women’s Champion until she got the green light from WWE’s medical staff.
Doing so wasn’t enough to sway the immovable Mr. McMahon, however, especially after Becky attacked Stephanie McMahon on Raw one night before slapping Triple H on SmackDown LIVE, and The Chairman levied a 60-day suspension against The Man that would carry her past WrestleMania. Moments later, he introduced Charlotte as his pick to challenge Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at The Showcase of the Immortals, thus nixing one highly-anticipated matchup while setting the stage for a sequel to one of 2018’s most brutal, unexpected contests — a clash in which, coincidentally, Flair was a last-minute replacement for an injured Lynch as well.
This opened the door for all-out chaos week after week. And out of that bedlam, Becky was reinstated, and a matchup occurred at WWE Fastlane between The Queen and The Man, with the stipulation that Becky would be added to the WrestleMania title showdown if she won. Before that contest could be decided, however, Rousey emerged and struck Lynch. This gave Becky the win by disqualification and, with it, the Triple Threat Match for the Raw Women’s Title on The Grandest Stage of Them All.
In a shocking turn of events, Charlotte Flair defeated Asuka on the March 26 edition of SmackDown LIVE to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship. The Queen’s surprising victory seemingly changed the complexion of WrestleMania and left the WWE Universe wondering what effect this would have on the Raw Women’s Championship Match.
Tune in to WrestleMania to see whether Charlotte or Becky can take the Raw Women’s Title from Rousey when The Showcase of the Immortals streams live Sunday, April 7, at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!