Note: This is a column I wrote for Champions
WWE had their “Superstar Shakeup” this week with Monday Night Raw getting a plethora of Smackdown Live talent, including Intercontinental champion Dean Ambrose, former women’s champion Alexa Bliss and Mickie James.
However I think the blue brand came away with the biggest acquisition in the form of former four-time Raw women’s champion and “The Queen” Charlotte Flair.
Flair has been the foundation of WWE’s women’s division for the last two years after the company’s women’s resolution. She won the Divas champion and being the last wrestlers to hold that title before WWE changed the belt to the women’s championship.
Since then, Flair had held what became the Raw women’s championship four times and has had classic matches with Sasha Banks and Bayley – rivals and friends from her development days. Together, along with Smackdown’s Becky Lynch, they made up the “Four Horsewomen of NXT.”
During Charlotte’s last appearance on Raw, she was in a six-woman tag team match where Nia Jax dropped her on her head. According to reports, Flair was fine backstage.
Some folks may not like Flair going to Smackdown because she had some unfinished business on Raw with Jax and her former protegee Dana Brooke. However, being on Smackdown Live gives The Queen an opportunity to shine on a new stage.
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