WWE Reportedly Changed WrestleMania Plans for Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley

Rhea Ripley became the first woman to defend the NXT Women’s Championship at WrestleMania back in April when she took on Charlotte Flair.

The Queen won the 2020 Women’s Royal Rumble match and later chose to face Ripley at WrestleMania, following the victory.

The show should have been on a much bigger platform but because of the COVID-19 pandemic, WWE was forced to put their biggest show of the year into their Performance Center.

According to a report by Fightful Select, WWE changed many of the plans surrounding the NXT Women’s Championship match after the pandemic began.

Rhea Ripley was reportedly originally set to defeat The Queen at WrestleMania but plans later changed and it was Charlotte who walked out victorious.

There was also a big push to have Bianca Belair added to the match to make it a triple threat since the three women were part of some interesting segments in NXT, but WWE opted not to include the EST of NXT in their WrestleMania plans.

The Nightmare has been sent back to NXT since her loss and has found it hard to maintain the confidence that she once had since she still hasn’t been called up to the main roster.