Rhea Ripley has held the Women’s World Champion title for a significant period, solidifying her dominance in the RAW Women’s locker room. However, a familiar contender might emerge this year, potentially posing a challenge to Ripley’s reign.
In 2022, Rhea Ripley emerged as one of WWE’s prominent and dominant stars, a status that only escalated with her championship win the following year. Her victory over Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 39 secured her the Smackdown Women’s Championship, which later transitioned into the Women’s World Title. Interestingly, Flair, the former champion, has yet to seek a rematch for the coveted title.
At this year’s Royal Rumble, the return of Andrade to the company was a notable event. On the subsequent RAW episode, he announced his move to the brand. Given his real-life marriage to Charlotte Flair, her potential return to the Monday show becomes plausible.
Notably, Flair has remained silent on her loss to Ripley and has not pursued a championship rematch, suggesting she might be biding her time. With her feud against Damage CTRL concluded the former champion could set her sights on reclaiming the gold upon her return.
Charlotte Flair’s last appearance in action dates back to the first week of December on SmackDown. Unfortunately, an injury sustained during her match against Asuka led to her absence. She underwent surgery to address her MCL, ACL, and meniscus tear on January 5.
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