Charlotte Flair’s pursuit for payback on The Riott Squad will culminate in a bitter showdown against Ruby Riott with the SmackDown Women’s Title on the line at WWE Fastlane.
The latest chapter in the heated rivalry between The Queen and her rebel challenger occurred on the Jan. 30 episode of SmackDown LIVE when the trio of Riott, Liv Morgan and Sarah Logan viciously attacked the champion in a 3-on-1 assault. The brutal beating left Flair laid out in the middle of the ring and nearly cost her the title when Carmella came within seconds of cashing in her Money in the Bank Contract.
Since then, Charlotte has been on a mission, determined to gain retribution against Riott and her squad of scoundrels. The SmackDown Women’s Champion has defeated Morgan and Logan in singles matches but remains resolute in her quest to get her hands on The Riott Squad’s leader.
Flair is so focused on getting payback that she agreed to put her SmackDown Women’s Title on the line against Riott at WWE Fastlane. Will the titleholder regret agreeing to her rival’s demands? And what role, if any, will the rest of The Riott Squad and Flair’s allies, Becky Lynch and Naomi, play in this SmackDown Women’s Title showdown? One thing’s for sure: The Riott Squad have an opportunity to alter the Road to WrestleMania 34 for Flair and the rest of the SmackDown LIVE women.
Prediction: Flair to retain, I think if she’s going to lose it, it has to be on the bigger stage