The last episode of WWE Raw before WrestleMania 35 opened with an announcement from Stephanie McMahon about the PPV’s main event. A week ago it looked like Ronda Rousey (c) vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair for the Raw Women’s Championship was locked in, but Flair’s unexpected win of the Smackdown Women’s Championship last Tuesday made the specifics of the match uncertain.
After a self-aware April Fools’ Day joke that she was adding herself to the match, McMahon announced that since Flair is now the women’s champ for the blue brand, this title match will be winner-take-all. The triple threat that was already high stakes with one championship on the line and the pressure of making WWE history will now have even more important consequences.
Watch the announcement below:
This raises even more questions about the future of WWE’s women’s division. Will the winner of this match unify the Raw and Smackdown titles so there’s just a WWE Women’s Champion that moves between brands, like the WWE Women’s Tag Team Champions? Could this be just the first of multiple unified titles in WWE? Could it even signal an end to the brand split?
What do you think about this new stipulation? Is it a good or a bad thing for the female wrestlers of Raw and Smackdown? Let us know in the comments!