While speculations are still running high on why WWE decided to put the SmackDown Women’s Championship on Charlotte Flair, we now atleast know the original WrestleMania plans for the belt.
Dave Meltzer talked about this title change in the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Newsletter and revealed the original WrestleMania plans for the championship.
We noted before how WWE had announced a fatal four-way #1 contenders match among Mandy Rose, Sonya Deville, Naomi, and Carmella for this week’s SmackDown.
And according to Meltzer, Mandy was expected to win this bout and go on to challenge the then champion Asuka for the Blue Brand’s title at the Show of Shows.
This match was obviously nixed when the company decided to put the belt on Charlotte and by the looks of it, it appears all five of these women including Asuka will now be left off of the WrestleMania card.
As we noted before, the decision to put the belt on Flair was a last minute call and the Officials only decided on the title change on the day of SmackDown.
While there is still no solid word on the reason behind it, a speculation is that the Officials are planning to close WrestleMania with a Horsewomen moment, with all four NXT Horsewomen holding a title in their hand.