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Reason why Vince McMahon decided to take the WWE SmackDown Women’s Title from Asuka

There are more details coming out on the late decision to put the SmackDown Women’s Championship on Charlotte Flair with less than two weeks left for WrestleMania 35.

As noted earlier, the idea to put the title on Flair was an idea that was pitched a while back but Vince McMahon made the decision to put the title on her on Tuesday afternoon, just hours before the live broadcast.

I was told that one of the reasons why McMahon made the change is because he wanted to get more momentum on Flair since many have considered her the third wheel during the build-up for the Raw Women’s Championship match with Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey.

In a post on the Wrestling Observer Forum, Dave Meltzer explained why McMahon seemed fine with taking the belt off Asuka and essentially burying the SmackDown Women’s division in the process.

Meltzer noted that McMahon did not want to put Asuka up against an opponent that nobody cared about in the 17th or 18th match on WrestleMania so he decided to move the belt to the main event.

As of this writing, Askua is not listed on anything for WrestleMania. If they are moving forward with the Women’s WrestleMania battle royal then I would presume she would be added to that match.


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