On this week’s Smackdown Live, Charlotte Flair faced off against Asuka for the Smackdown Women’s Title, which was unexpected. Flair went on to win the match and became the new Smackdown Women’s Champion, which fans and wrestlers alike did not take too kindly to.
Dave Meltzer commented about this decision during Wrestling Observer Radio where he said WWE was considering this idea for a while but finally decided to go through with it last night.
Meltzer also stated in the Wrestling Observer forums that he changed his mind yesterday afternoon about letting Asuka remain the Smackdown Women’s Champion.
He said that Vince didn’t feel the need to have another match on the Wrestlemania card since Asuka would have to face an opponent no one would care about. So he decided to incorporate the title into the Wrestlemania main event.
From the looks of it, WWE might be putting both the RAW and Smackdown Women’s titles on the line at Wrestlemania. This might be the first stage of unifying the Women’s Titles in WWE, but it isn’t confirmed yet.