While the choice of which match will headline WrestleMania early next month won’t be decided probably until a few days before the show, it’s no secret that the triple threat for the Raw Women’s title is one of those two or three matches which is being considered to close out the show.
The match between Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte Flair is gaining the most momentum. So far, there’s no other match on the card which is getting people talking as much as this one. Maybe having Kofi Kingston and his KofiMania movement taking on Daniel Bryan will be another great contender to close the show, but frankly speaking, it’s pretty much now or never for the women to headline WrestleMania.
The feud between the ladies has gotten a lot of positive feedback from fans, critics, and peers alike. It’s mostly been Ronda and Becky, with Flair often treated as the “third wheel” in this feud, but this is the biggest chance they got to make history. No woman has main evented WrestleMania, and that’s why Ronda Rousey was brought in…to elevate the women’s division and she did just that. Last year, no one thought that there’s a big chance that the women would be in this position, but fast forward 12 months later and here we are.
According to SBD’s odds, the person with the highest probability to leave WrestleMania 35 with the Raw Women’s title is Becky Lynch. Her odds are set at 13/7, which stands at a 35% probability. Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey’s odds are 2/1 and 17/8 respectively. Converted into percentages, that’s 33.3% and 32%. Mighty close for all three which shows you that this match can go to any of the three. Last year, WWE surprised us by having Brock Lesnar defeat Roman Reigns in the main event of WrestleMania 34. Nobody expected that, but they threw in the swerve.
As history suggests, betting against Lesnar and Ronda – both in wrestling and in MMA – often tends to lead to undesirable results. If Ronda is staying around, it wouldn’t be surprising if she retains the title. After all, having the face chasing the title is more exciting than the other way around. But at some point, you need the payoff, and WrestleMania is the best place to do it. If Ronda is leaving for a while to start a family, then dropping the title at WrestleMania to either Becky or Charlotte would be the best way to go.
Meanwhile, Becky Lynch’s war of words with Ronda Rousey continues on Twitter with occasionally taking shots at Charlotte Flair as well. But this is clearly a war between Lynch and Rousey and Flair is rarely mentioned in the jabs.
Becky and Ronda’s trading of insults have often blurred the lines of storyline and reality, which makes this even more interesting. Is she shooting? Is Ronda really pissed off? A heel Ronda Rousey is certainly working better than a face Ronda Rousey. The “baddest bitch on the planet” moniker suits her better in this role.
Most often than not, WrestleMania has a happy ending, so the placing of this match will also give a hint of which whey they’re going. But are you ready to bet against Rousey?