In the latest episode of WWE SmackDown, Charlotte Flair had a match against Shotzi, but it was not without interruption. The 14-time champion was confronted by her WrestleMania opponent, Rhea Ripley, during the match.
As previously reported, Rhea earned the right to challenge for the SmackDown Women’s Championship after winning the Women’s Royal Rumble match in January. The two powerhouses are set to collide for the title at The Grandest Stage of Them All.
Charlotte Flair and Shotzi kicked off the match with a lock-up, but the champion quickly overpowered her opponent. Shotzi tried to gain momentum by executing a hurricanrana, but Charlotte recovered with a big boot, sending the green-haired superstar out of the ring.
Rhea Ripley made her way to ringside, observing the match from afar. The two competitors had a staredown before Charlotte Flair continued her dominance inside the ring. She delivered multiple chops to Shotzi before hitting a fallaway slam and a devastating spear.
The Queen then locked in the Figure Eight, forcing Shotzi to submit and securing her victory. Following the match, Charlotte and Rhea faced each other in the ring. Rhea warned Charlotte that she plans to take the SmackDown Women’s Title from her at WrestleMania, which prompted a response from Charlotte.
The Judgment Day member boldly stated that Rhea will rip apart anyone who stands in her way, except for her. The two fierce competitors had a brief exchange before Charlotte exited the ring.
With WrestleMania on the horizon, tensions are high between Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley. Fans are eagerly anticipating their epic showdown for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Who will come out on top? Only time will tell.