Don’t expect a “Rowdy” Ronda match on “The Grandest Stage of Them All” this April, as the UFC Hall Of Famer co-headliner of last year’s WrestleMania does not appear to be lined up for competition at this year’s WrestleMania 36 pay-per-virew.
It appears Rousey won’t be wrestling in an actual match, and because this now seems to be a guarantee, the company has finalized plans for what will likely be the top women’s program heading into the top show of the year.
According to F4WOnline.com, the company’s direction will be Charlotte Flair challenging NXT Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley to a match. As a result, Flair will become “more of a presence” on NXT TV over the next several weeks in order to set up this match.
Charlotte earned the right to challenge for any women’s title she wants at WrestleMania 36 after winning the Women’s Royal Rumble match at the WWE Royal Rumble 2020 pay-per-view, and it appears the recently re-named, re-designed NXT title held by Ripley is the one “The Queen” will set her sights on.
It is unclear why Rousey will remain off the biggest PPV event of the year, as she is still signed to a WWE contract for another year.
It looks like #RondaRousey‘s decision not to wrestle a match in April led to #WWE re-naming and re-designing their #WWENXT #WomensTitle, and set #RheaRipley on course for an ENORMOUS year in 2020 after #WrestleMania is all said-and-done …
— Matt Boone (@MattBoone1984) January 30, 2020
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