On last night’s RAW, Charlotte Flair threw out the idea of challenging Asuka and her RAW Women’s Title. Prior to laying out the challenge, Flair says that when she returned from her hiatus that her thought wasn’t to be in the championship picture. In fact, she said she didn’t want to be around the RAW Women’s Title picture because Asuka has worked very hard since becoming champion.
She continues by saying that all she ever wanted was to be a good tag team partner for Asuka and show her that respect. Along the way, Lacey Evans and Charlotte’s father, Ric Flair, got in her way.
What did end up happening was they became Women’s Tag Team Champions for a little over a month. Asuka was not present on this week’s RAW as she suffered a legitimate injury last week after she lost a tooth from a kick to the face by Shayna Baszler.
Flair acknowledges that the SmackDown Women’s Championship match is set for WrestleMania. Bianca Belair chose Sasha Banks. Where does this leave the RAW Women’s Championship for the biggest show of the year? When Asuka returns, Flair plans on issuing the challenge.
Before she could continue, the Women’s Tag Team Champions made their way out. Baszler let Flair know that this year’s road to WrestleMania isn’t what she is used to. Jax added the notion that Flair is no longer the power in the RAW Women’s division and the power has shifted. She says it will be either Baszler or more likely herself that will face Asuka at WrestleMania.
This encounter led to a match between Basler and Flair. Flair had to overcome the numbers game as Jax did everything she could to try and distract her. After the Natural Selection, Flair was able to get the win.
As for Jax, she was able to pick up a win for herself earlier in the night as she defeated Naomi via pinfall after delivering a powerbomb.
Naomi & Lana are still awaiting their shot at the tag team championships, but who will end up being the champions when they do? Jax & Baszler need to get through the team of Dakota Kai and Raquel Gonzalez this week on NXT first. In a WWE Exclusive, the champions deliver a message for their challengers on Wednesday.
Due to Flair spending years on the SmackDown brand, she hasn’t held the RAW Women’s Championship since she dropped it to Bayley in February 2017. With WrestleMania still weeks away, there could be the option to include Rhea Ripley as she is coming soon to RAW.
Who do you think will end up facing Asuka at WrestleMania? Is it going to be a singles match or do you think we may get a Triple Threat? Leave your thoughts below.