After Charlotte Flair was victorious in the 2020 Royal Rumble match, there was great anticipation over who she would end up challenging at WrestleMania.
And WWE have ended up throwing a curveball and have put NXT into the WrestleMania mix for the first time.
It did make the most sense though, as Flair has already faced and beat the current main roster champions – Becky Lynch and Bayley – multiple times, so when Rhea Ripley turned up on Raw on Monday it was a welcome surprise.
The NXT Women’s Champion challenged Flair to a match at WrestleMania 36, which is not usually the norm, but ‘The Queen’ left without a response.
Instead, she turned up on NXT last night to give an answer, but first she interrupted Bianca Belair, who was also looking for Ripley, who she faces at TakeOver: Portland next Sunday.
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Belair and Flair had come face-to-face not too long ago, as the latter had eliminated the former in the Rumble match.
But it’s Ripley v Flair that looks like it’s going to be the Mania match according to the dirtsheets – but after that segment last night, it’s not what the fans want.
After her clapbacks towards both Flair and Ripley (you can see the segment here), many fans now want Belair inserted into the expected singles match in Tampa to turn it into a Triple Threat bout.
As one tweet pointed out, there’s every chance that Charlotte could show up in Portland and cause a non-finish to the match.
That would mean that Belair would almost certainly be added into the mix for WrestleMania, and that could end up being a classic match.
Another way you could go about it is have Rhea defeat Charlotte to retain the title on the Grandest Stage of Them All, and then call Bianca up to the main roster, where she would face Charlotte in her first feud.
All we know for certain though is Bianca’s stock has definitely rose since the Rumble match, and if she ends up getting on the WrestleMania card, it would be very-much deserved.