“The Baddest Woman on the Planet” is about to square off against “The Queen” when Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey goes to war against Charlotte Flair at Survivor Series.
Rousey was slated to slug it out with SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch but plans changed when “The Irish Lass Kicker” suffered a broken face and severe concussion during the blue brand’s surprise assault on Monday Night Raw, and she wasn’t medically cleared to compete. “The Man” herself emerged before fans to pick her replacement, and she chose her bitter rival, Charlotte Flair.
According to Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, the WWE creative team discussed several possibilities on how to move forward with Lynch sidelined. One scenario discussed was for Lynch to drop the SmackDown Women’s Championship last night, with the winner going on to face Rousey at Survivor Series.
While Charlotte is the most natural choice to face Rousey, there were pitches over the course of the afternoon for other names. Johnson specifically mentioned Mandy Rose and either Peyton Royce or Billie Kay as names tossed around.