WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair recently did an interview with Sporting News to promote WrestleMania 35. In this interview, she spoke about a wide range of pro-wrestling-related topics including Asuka not being involved in the main event of this show.
Flair is slated to share the ring with Becky Lynch and WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey in a triple threat match that will serve as the headliner of WrestleMania 35.
The reason for some fans thinking that she should be added to the match is due to her recently losing the SmackDown Women’s Title to Flair. However, that’s not the case.
“Here’s the thing — last year, when I wrestled Asuka to break her streak at WrestleMania 34, all I could think about is making her proud. I mean, she’s wrestled all over the world. She had this incredible streak that no one had seen in the history of the business. So, for me, wrestling her … everyone had so much hype for this match, so it was really living up to the expectations and cementing my legacy. And then, obviously, having the title match out of nowhere with her [on SmackDown last month], in my opinion, will only open up more doors for people to see the magic that Asuka and I could make and that’s the bigger picture.
People will regard [Asuka’s omission from the main event] as a negative, but no. This is a story. People want better. This just has the opportunity just to get better for people to see just how much further Asuka and I could take each other in the ring and entertainment-wise. There’s no other woman that I’d rather do that with than Asuka because people have already seen us have two — well, three now — matches and I know what we could do”