Charlotte Title Win Equals Asuka’s WrestleMania 35 Match Ditched

The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that outside of Vince McMahon wanting to add a wrinkle to the main event of WrestleMania 35, one of the reasons Charlotte was given the title on SmackDown Live this past week was because WWE wanted to ditch a couple matches. Among them was the original match where Asuka was going to take on the winner of the Four-Way bout between Carmella, Sonya Deville, Mandy Rose and Naomi.

All four women will now likely be entered into the Battle Royal, as will Asuka and the card for WrestleMania 35 will be just a touch shorter now that WWE has eliminated two matches.

The original plan appeared to be Rose taking the victory in the match and them moving on to challenge Asuka that night. However, WWE was looking for a way to shorten the show and figured these two matches being tossed would create the least amount of backlash. After all, no one really knew what the plan was for Asuka anyways before she lost her title on Tuesday evening.

via diva dirt

While plans may change with one more Raw and SmackDown Live before WrestleMania, reports are that a Triple Threat will take place to close the show that will include crowning an undisputed champion or having one title change hands based on the loser (whoever is pinned or submitted) forfeiting their title to the winner.

As for all of the women whose matches were ditched to change the main event in such a drastic way, expect them to be part of the Women’s Battle Royal, which as of this writing, is still scheduled to be taking place but not being promoted by WWE.

Clearly, WWE is still throwing things together last minute for the card and there could be more change forthcoming. Such is the season for WrestleMania.

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