Stephanie McMahon will be on Monday Night Raw tonight to make a major announcement pertaining to the WrestleMania main event, which is of course set to be a three-way between Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey, SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and Royal Rumble winner Becky Lynch.
The make-up of the bout changed significantly on SmackDown Live last week when Charlotte Flair beat Asuka to win the SmackDown Women’s Title in a shock result.
WWE’s press released regarding the announcement is as follows:
Stephanie McMahon will appear on the final Raw before WrestleMania 35 with an announcement pertaining to WrestleMania’s first-ever women’s main event, featuring Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey defending her title against new SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch in a Triple Threat Match.
The historic match has undergone incredible shifts in recent weeks, with Mr. McMahon inserting The Queen as his hand-picked challenger to The Rowdy One’s throne, The Man having to fight tooth-and-nail to cling to the opportunity she earned in the 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble Match and, this past Tuesday night, Flair capturing the SmackDown Women’s Title.
What news will Stephanie deliver, and how might it further alter the landscape of one of the most anticipated main events in WrestleMania history? Find out when Raw airs live tonight at 8/7 C on USA Network.
Dave Meltzer reported on Wrestling Observer Radio that WWE is expected to use the term “Winner Takes All” to market the bout (they used the same branding for the WWF vs. Alliance bout that headlined Survivor Series 2001, with the futures of the WWF and WCW on the line) although he states that the term may not be entirely accurate.
According to Meltzer, both titles will be on the line but only one of them can change hands in the match. So if Becky defeats Ronda or Charlotte she wins the belt of the person she beat, if Ronda or Charlotte pin each other they win their opponent’s respective title and if either Ronda or Charlotte pin Becky then they simply retain their title.
He did also note that WWE could yet change their minds and make it so whoever wins the match wins both titles (although likely does not unify them) but if that were to happen then it would be a last-minute change of plans and was not the idea as of the weekend.
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