Read WWE.com‘s preview of tonight’s show below:
Charlotte Flair’s pursuit for payback on The Riott Squad will culminate in a bitter showdown against Ruby Riott with the SmackDown Women’s Title on the line at WWE Fastlane.
The latest chapter in the heated rivalry between The Queen and her rebel challenger occurred on the Jan. 30 episode of SmackDown LIVE when the trio of Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan viciously attacked the champion in a 3-on-1 assault. The brutal beating left Flair laid out in the middle of the ring and nearly cost her the title when Carmella came within seconds of cashing in her Money in the Bank Contract.
Since then, Charlotte has been on a mission, determined to gain retribution against Riott and her squad of scoundrels. The SmackDown Women’s Champion has defeated Morgan and Logan in singles matches but remains resolute in her quest to get her hands on The Riott Squad’s leader.
Flair is so focused on getting payback that she agreed to put her SmackDown Women’s Title on the line against Riott at WWE Fastlane. Will the titleholder regret agreeing to her rival’s demands? And what role, if any, will the rest of The Riott Squad and Flair’s allies, Becky Lynch and Naomi, play in this SmackDown Women’s Title showdown? One thing’s for sure: The Riott Squad have an opportunity to alter the Road to WrestleMania 34 for Flair and the rest of the SmackDown LIVE women.
Tonight will also see Becky Lynch and Naomi join forces against Natalya and Carmella:
As The Road to WrestleMania kicks into overdrive, former SmackDown Women’s Champions Becky Lynch and Naomi will join forces against another former SmackDown Women’s Champion, Natalya, & the first-ever Ms. Money in the Bank winner, Carmella, in a tag team match at WWE Fastlane.
With SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair poised to go to war this Sunday in a title defense against Ruby Riott on the final pay-per-view before The Showcase of The Immortals, it’s anyone’s guess who will be defending and challenging for the title at WrestleMania.
WWE Fastlane is one of the last chances to stake your claim to a title bout at The Showcase of the Immortals, so it’s hardly surprising that Becky’s victory over The Princess of Staten Island on this week’s edition of SmackDown LIVE quickly escalated into a tag team showdown of massive proportions.
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