Charlotte Flair was the first female Superstar to officially announce herself for the Women’s Royal Rumble match this year. The Queen is currently feuding with Sarah Logan to keep herself occupied until the first pay-per-view of the new year.
On Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer reported that there are currently no plans for Flair until Royal Rumble – the 10-time Women’s Champion has to wait for her opportunity on the Road To WrestleMania although a sweet victory on January 26 could shove her right into the title picture at The Grandest Stage Of Them All.
“She’s not in a program right now anyway. She’s waiting for the Asuka and Becky Lynch program to end. She may be waiting even longer than that. I suppose she might win the Royal Rumble. There are a couple contenders for the Royal Rumble and she is certainly one of them.”
Meanwhile, The Big Show’s latest stint could be up already considering the recent turn of vents on the latest edition of Monday Night RAW.
After making his long-awaited in-ring return last week, Show suffered a brutal beatdown at the hands of Seth Rollins and AOP this Monday night in Kentucky. The credit, however, goes to Buddy Murphy for incapacitating the big man with a low blow just when victory seemed definite for the babyfaces.
Dave Meltzer revealed on Wrestling Observer Radio that Show didn’t return for a long-term program – in fact, his part in the storyline could be over already.
“They’ve been wanting to do something with [Buddy Murphy] for a long time. So Rey Mysterio is going to end up in that crew and you’ve got Samoa Joe and Kevin Owens. Big Show is there for now, but Big Show’s not there for long. He was kinda brought in as a favor during this period because they were down a man. So, I don’t know how long he’s going to be staying.”
“It wasn’t meant to be a long-term thing [with Big Show], but with Buddy Murphy in they’re again down a man so [Big Show] may be still around for a little while. When the match was over it was like, ‘Is that it for Big Show?’ I mean they basically curb stomped him and ruled him unable to continue. I felt like the least they could do is a 10 count, but they didn’t even do that, he just stomped him and they stopped the match.”
Hopefully, The World’s Largest Athlete will stick around for Royal Rumble despite the fact that WWE had apparently written him off last night.