Current WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair thinks it’s not a bad thing that Asuka is not in the WrestleMania main event along with Becky Lynch and Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey.
Fans are not on board with the title being taken off Asuka just days before WrestleMania. Flair was asked by Sporting News what she thinks on Asuka not being included in the title picture.
“Here’s the thing — last year, when I wrestled Asuka to break her streak at WrestleMania 34, all I could think about is making her proud. I mean, she’s wrestled all over the world. She had this incredible streak that no one had seen in the history of the business. So, for me, wrestling her … everyone had so much hype for this match, so it was really living up to the expectations and cementing my legacy. And then, obviously, having the title match out of nowhere with her [on SmackDown last month], in my opinion, will only open up more doors for people to see the magic that Asuka and I could make and that’s the bigger picture.”
Flair says that Asuka not being a WM headliner is not a negative and it is a story and opportunity for Asuka and her to have more great matches later on.
“People will regard [Asuka’s omission from the main event] as a negative, but no. This is a story. People want better. This just has the opportunity just to get better for people to see just how much further Asuka and I could take each other in the ring and entertainment-wise. There’s no other woman that I’d rather do that with than Asuka because people have already seen us have two — well, three now — matches and I know what we could do.”
While Flair is going down in history as one of the first women to main event a WrestleMania, Asuka’s role at the Grandest Stage Of Them All will be to participate in the WrestleMania Women’s Battle Royal at the pre-show. Let us know if you agree with Flair’s opinion here.