WWE’s Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey didn’t stop anything in their match at WrestleMania Backlash, and it was Rousey who would eventually close a chair bar, finally causing Flair to say I quit, making Rousey the new SmackDown Women’s Champion in the process. After a night of the Kendo Stick hitting the barrier, it made sense that there might be an injury, and WWE revealed that Flair had suffered a broken radius (wrist injury) after being checked out after the match, but according to a new report from combat choiceThe injury appears to be kayfabe and is designed to give Flair some time.
The report says the injury angle has been reserved to give Flair an out-of-story story, and WWE Creative has reportedly been told that Charlotte will take some time off. The injury is a whole story so that’s good news, but it’s unknown when she will start her off or how long it will be before she returns to the ring.
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It is also not known who will intervene as the next Russian opponent after she became a champion. There are many new faces on SmackDown and some returning faces, like Raquel Rodriguez, Lacey Evans and Shotzi, all of whom are now in the mix at SmackDown. There are also stars like Xia Li and Aliyah, but other hitters like Sasha Banks, Naomi, Shayna Baszler, and Natalya are all sharing the Women’s Tag Team Title image, so they probably won’t get involved with Rousey just yet.
The other big comeback looming is Bayley, and while she’s supposed to be a free agent, a return for SmackDown looks likely. Asuka’s recent return to the Raw roster and skinny SmackDown are both factoring in this line of thought, and since Rousey is such a likable character at the moment, Bayley’s return full heels to face her in a new feud would be a hell of a way to start her comeback and give Rousey a much-celebrity opponent of her reign New title. For WrestleMania Backlash, you can find the full scores and upcoming card for the event below.
Cody Rhodes Def. Seth Rollins
Omos def. Bobby Lashley
edge def. AJ . Styles
Madcap Moss Def. happy corbin
SmackDown Women’s Championship: Ronda Rousey (C) defeated. Charlotte Flair (left match)
Drew McIntyre and RK-Bro vs. Bloodline
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