WWE Seemingly Changed Up SmackDown Women’s Championship Plans At WrestleMania
The SmackDown Women’s Championship will not be defended at WrestleMania 35 thanks to last night’s announcement by Stephanie McMahon, who revealed that the main event triple threat match would now be “Winner Takes All.”
The WWE Universe has reacted somewhat negatively to the storyline surrounding the blue brand’s Women’s Champion over the past week, since Charlotte Flair was able to dethrone Asuka and take away her hopes of competing at WrestleMania.
Asuka was walking into a feud with Mandy Rose before Flair took her Championship away, but according to Dave Meltzer of The Wrestling Observer, Lacey Evans was the woman who was originally supposed to face Asuka at WrestleMania for the title.
This now means that The Lady of WWE looks as though she could be the odds on favorite to win the Women’s Royal Rumble instead.
“Look, she was supposed to be in that championship match against Asuka and probably was gonna win it,” he said via Ringsidenews.
Vince McMahon Reportedly Made Last-Minute Change To Brock Lesnar/ Seth Rollins Segment On Raw
Last night on Monday Night Raw, Seth Rollins walked out of Washington DC with all of the momentum heading into his first Universal Championship match against Brock Lesnar after he hit The Beast with two low blows, a superkick and a Curb Stomp to send an emphatic message.
While this usually means that Rollins probably won’t be victorious on Sunday night, since provoking Lesnar is never a good idea, according to a report by The Wrestling Observer, this segment was changed at the last minute.
The report suggests that the original plan was for Lesnar to layout Seth Rollins and head into his title defence with all of the momentum, but this was changed ahead of the show to give Rollins a huge boost heading into WrestleMania.