Tonight at NXT TakeOver: Portland, Rhea Ripley is set to make her first TakeOver title defence when puts her NXT Women’s Championship on the line against Bianca Belair.
The match is not only exciting as it features two of the best female performers in NXT right now, but also because there is the added drama that Charlotte Flair is expected to challenge the winner to a match at WrestleMania.
Speaking of Charlotte Flair, PWInsider is reporting that “The Queen” is backstage at the Moda Center in Portland, Oregon for tonight’s show.
Backstage at WWE NXT Takeover: Portland are:
*Isaiah “Swerve” Scott.
It was widely expected that Charlotte Flair would be at NXT TakeOver: Portland tonight, but it has now been confirmated that the former Raw, SmackDown and NXT Women’s Champion is backstage ahead of a likely appearance.
Some have speculated that Charlotte Flair will cost Rhea Ripley the title tonight, setting up a three-way at WrestleMania. However, others have suggested that she will just officially challenge Ripley to a title match at Mania after her win.
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