Bianca Belair becomes the new RAW Womens champion as Charlotte Flair retained her WWE Smackdown Womens title defeating Ronda Rousey as The Undertaker returns as a Hall of Famer in opening night of Wrestlemania on Saturday
The intensity of the rivalry between Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey was apparent from the onset as the two Superstars held nothing back in the opening minutes with Flair dropping Rousey onto the ring apron before promptly tossing her to the arena floor.
Flair and Rousey grappled and exchanged submission attempts as both made it abundantly clear leading up to the match that they wanted tap the other one out. After a devastating spear, The Opportunity hung Rousey up in the ropes for a submission attempt until Rousey sat up and launched Flair off the top rope with an arm drag.
Rousey nearly locked in the armbar after a Piper’s Pit, but the SmackDown Women’s Champion rolled out of it and responded with a big boot. After multiple submission attempts and reversals, Rousey finally cinched in the ankle lock, dropping to the mat and only relinquishing her grip after a few swift kicks to the head. Flair answered in kind with a Figure Eight, but somehow Rousey was able to reverse the pressure and roll out of the ring to break the hold.
After both Superstars were nearly counted out, Rousey thought she had the match won with another Piper’s Pit as the referee counted to three, but he then noticed Flair’s foot on the rope. Flair went for the Figure Eight again but was kicked off and sent flying into the referee. Rousey jumped in and locked in the armbar forcing Flair to tap, but the ref was knocked out and didn’t see it. As Rousey attempted to revive the official, Flair caught her with a second big boot to score the pinfall and retain her title.