There has been a debate over the last few months about who will main-event WWE WrestleMania 35, with Ronda Rousey expected to face either Becky Lynch in a singles match or Lynch and Charlotte Flair in a Triple Threat.
When Lynch won the Royal Rumble, last eliminating Flair, it looked as though “The Queen” would miss out on her big opportunity to headline “The Show of Shows”. However, per Vince McMahon’s orders on this week’s Raw, Lynch has received a 60-day suspension due to her “bad attitude” and Flair will now be the one to face Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship at MetLife Stadium on April 7.
With two months still to go until the PPV, this storyline will almost certainly result in “The Man” being re-added to the main event, but she will now have to overcome her former best friend, as well as “The Baddest Woman on the Planet”.
Fans are questioning, to put it politely, why Flair needs adding to Rousey vs. Lynch when the match already had such a strong build, and the answer is simple: WWE sees the seven-time women’s champion as its top female Superstar, and this is not the first time that fans have been told that.
Let’s take a look at five other occasions when it was made clear that Flair is WWE’s #1 woman.
#5 Divas Championship victory
WWE’s Women’s Evolution was initially referred to as the Divas Revolution when Charlotte Flair, Becky Lynch and Sasha Banks joined the main roster in July 2015.
Three teams were created at the start of the Revolution (Flair, Lynch & Paige, The Bella Twins & Alicia Fox, and Banks, Naomi & Tamina), leading to a 15-minute SummerSlam match which was won by Flair, Lynch & Paige (Team PCB).
One month later, Flair emerged as the focal point of the Revolution when she became the #1 contender for the Divas Championship, ending Nikki Bella’s 301-day record title reign at Night of Champions.