Charlotte Flair taking Becky Lynch's place at WrestleMania 35 has apparently been WWE's plan for quite a while.
On Raw this past Monday night, Becky Lynch was faced with a difficult decision. Either apologize to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon or lose her spot in the WrestleMania main event. Truth be told, that shouldn't have been a difficult decision to make. Just suck it up, say sorry, and continue on the road to the biggest match of your career to date.
Thankfully, that's exactly what The Man did. Then came Vince McMahon to throw a spanner in the works. The boss was not satisfied with Lynch's apology and suspended her for 60 days. Since that means she will miss WrestleMania, Mr. McMahon then awarded her vacant spot to Charlotte Flair. Some believe the chairman has done that to spite the fans, but apparently not.
Dave Meltzer broke down the situation and WWE's plans on Wrestling Observer Radio this week. Meltzer said that inserting Flair was not merely a way to get heat with the fans. "That is not the case, it was just the way the story was written before any of that stuff happened," he outlined. "This has been basically laid out from a long time back."
The plans for this match at WrestleMania have changed so much that it's hard to pinpoint exactly where this became WWE's desired direction. From the forced switch at Survivor Series to Lynch and Flair being the last two in the Rumble. The fans desperately wanting a one on one between The Man and Ronda Rousey and WWE taking it away just to be petty is seemingly not the case, and the company is just blindly following the latest version of its plan.
What is now assumed is that Lynch will somehow find her way back into the match and that it will become a triple threat. If that does happen, WWE had better make sure The Lass Kicker wins that match. Perhaps that is exactly why Flair is still a part of the proceedings. That way, Lynch can pin Flair on April 7 to make the fans happy and in the meantime, The Rowdy One will still not have been pinned in WWE.