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Raw Women’s Champion Bayley vs. Charlotte Flair

With her Raw Women’s Title loss to Bayley embroiled in controversy, Charlotte Flair has chosen to invoke her rematch clause at WWE Fastlane and will challenge the beloved champion this Sunday, March 5, live on WWE Network.

Bayley defeated the self-proclaimed “genetically superior athlete” to win the title in an instant-classic on the Feb. 13 edition of Raw. But due to the interference of Sasha Banks, who swung the match in Bayley’s favor, the legitimacy of The Huggable One’s victory has been the subject of debate.

Charlotte insists Bayley cannot defeat her one-on-one, without outside assistance. Raw Commissioner Stephanie McMahon even went so far as to suggest that Sasha might have aided Bayley because The Boss thinks she’d have a better chance of winning the championship from her best friend than of winning it from Charlotte.

Despite the seeds of doubt seemingly sown into her mind, not to mention Charlotte and Stephanie’s demands that she relinquish the title, Bayley remained steadfast, vowing to defend the championship anytime and anyplace, on behalf of the WWE Universe.

Now, both she and Charlotte look ahead to their rematch at WWE Fastlane. Can Bayley vindicate her title reign with a decisive performance against Charlotte? Or will The Queen — who is undefeated in singles matches on WWE pay-per-views — keep her streak intact and regain the Raw Women’s Championship?

Watch WWE Fastlane when it takes over WWE Network live this Sunday, March 5, at 8 ET/5 PT.

Source: WWE.com

Raw Coverage – February 27, 2017

Charlotte grabs a mic and says she thought Bayley was going to do the right thing and hand back the Raw Women’s championship. In the moment of truth, Bayley showed who she really is: a self-centered so forth and so on. Bayley didn’t care how she won the title. The difference between Charlotte and Bayley is that Bayley is a one hit wonder. Bayley’s music hits and Charlotte is livid. Charlotte calls Bayley a cheater. Bayley says the word Charlotte is looking for is “champion”. Bayley goes on to say she has met her first goal, but her second is walking into WrestleMania as the Raw Women’s champion. Charlotte says she is tired of hearing about Bayley’s dreams. Sasha Banks comes out and says Bayley is everything Charlotte wishes she was and everything the WWE Universe wants. Bayley is more deserving of the title than Charlotte ever will be. Charlotte says Banks must be tired from stealing Bayley’s spotlight, Banks says she is tired of looking at Charlotte’s stupid face. Banks says she is tired of talking. Charlotte says they have a tag match but her partner isn’t Dana Brooke. Nia Jax music hits and Jax enters the ring.

Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks

Banks grabs an armbar on Jax, but Jax swats her like a fly. Jax tosses Banks into the corner and says she wants Bayley. Banks tags in Bayley, who immediately eats a bodyslam by Jax. Bayley lands a few strikes. Jax almost suplexes Bayley, but Bayley reverses it. Banks tags herself in Jax clotheslines Bayley and elbows Banks. Jax tags in Charlotte, who lands a few chops. Bayley fires up and lands a few punches. Bayley and Banks double arm drag Charlotte. Running double knees to Charlotte by Banks. Banks sends Charlotte over with a spinning head scissors. Bayley is back in. Brooke tries to trip Bayley but ends up tripping Charlotte. Bayley rolls to the outside and Bayley to Bellys Brooke for good measure.

After the break, Banks lands a few dropkicks on Jax. Banks tries to walk the ropes and take Jax over with an arm drag, but Jax cuts her off and hits a rib breaker. Charlotte and Jax take turns beating down Banks. Banks manages to tag in Bayley, who cleans house. Bayley manages to get only a one count after a back suplex. Jax tags herself in as Bayley hangs Charlotte up on the ropes. Jax runs over Bayley. Banks goes up top for a cross body, but Jax catches her and bodyslams her on top of Bayley. Jax hits the ropes and crushes Bayley with a running leg drop for the win.

Winner: Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax

Hell in a Cell 2016 Coverage

Raw Women’s Championship – Hell in a Cell Match
Charlotte Flair vs. Sasha Banks

We go to the ring and out comes Charlotte Flair. She enters as fans start chanting “we want Sasha” for the hometown star. Her music finally hits and out comes WWE RAW Women’s Champion in a Cadillac Escalade with security surrounding her. Sasha exits the Cadillac and makes her way over to the ramp. Sasha makes her way to the ring as we wait for the Cell to be lowered. We get formal ring introductions from JoJo and Charlotte gets booed. Sasha gets the big hometown pop. They start talking trash. The Cell is finally lowered around the ring.

Charlotte attacks with a cheap shot before the Cell can be set in place. She knocks Sasha to the floor and works her over, talking trash. Sasha fights back and takes Charlotte into the crowd. Charlotte turns it back around. Sasha fights back in the middle of the fans. They fight back to ringside and Sasha tosses Charlotte over the barrier. The Cell is down now. Sasha takes apart one of the announce tables for a pop. Charlotte goes to climb the Cell for a big pop. Sasha grabs her leg but gets kicked off. Sasha climbs beside her now.

They climb up a few feet and Sasha slams Charlotte’s face into the steel, sending her to the floor. Charlotte gets up and grabs Sasha, powerbombing her from the Cell through the announce table. A big “holy shit” chant starts. Charlotte won’t back off. One referee yells at her and gets in her face. Both referees check on Sasha as Charlotte looks on and talks trash. She tries to grab Sasha again but gets warned by the official. Sasha stumbles to her feet as fans chant for her. Charlotte tells them to ring the bell. She stands on the announce table and talks more trash. A referee helps Sasha round ringside. She pushes another referee off but falls down. Referees call for paramedics to come check on Sasha now. Continue reading Hell in a Cell 2016 Coverage

Raw Coverage – January 23, 2016

Earlier today, Corey Graves spoke with WWE RAW Women’s Champion Charlotte about the Royal Rumble this Sunday. Charlotte says “the Flair’s dominate the Royal Rumble” and brings up the 1992 Royal Rumble that her father won. She talks about how she could be dominating in athletics, but instead chose to come to WWE. Charlotte says she will continue to dominate the women’s division in WWE and Bayley will continue being a fan.

Raw Coverage – January 9, 2016

We see what happened last week after Bayley became the #1 contender. Bayley and Sasha Banks are backstage now. Bayley gets hype about her title shot at the Royal Rumble. She’s defeated Charlotte before and can do it again. Sasha believes in her too. Sasha brings up another Bayley vs. Boss match after the Royal Rumble. Sasha says she has Bayley’s back if Charlotte tries any tricks. The RAW Women’s Champion walks up and applauds Sasha for her performance, acting like she cares about Bayley. They have words until Nia Jax appears. She kicks Sasha’s leg out and Bayley gets beat down by Charlotte when she tries to make the save. Charlotte stands with Nia but Nia grabs her and pushes her back into a stack of production cases. Charlotte is shocked as Nia walks off.

Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax vs. Bayley & Sasha Banks

Sasha starts off with Charlotte. Charlotte with an early Figure Four attempt. Sasha unloads and sends Charlotte to the corner. Sasha slaps Nia and in she comes but the referee gets in between the two teams. We go to commercial.

Back from the break and Sasha has Charlotte in the corner. Sasha’s leg goes out. Bayley tags in and unloads on Charlotte. Bayley misses in the corner and gets floored by a boot for a 2 count. Charlotte slams Bayley’s head into the apron a few times and stands tall. Nia comes in and launches Bayley into the turnbuckle. Nia dominates Bayley and tosses her across the ring. Nia holds Bayley as Charlotte tags in and decks her. Charlotte covers for a 2 count. Charlotte keeps control and has Bayley grounded now. Charlotte with a 2 count. Nia tags in and slams Bayley in the middle of the ring. Nia knocks Sasha off the apron. Nia drags Bayley over and tags in Charlotte for more double teaming. Bayley fights back and rolls Charlotte up but didn’t see Nia tag in. Nia floors Bayley and hits her with the big leg drop. Nia covers for the pin.

Winners: Charlotte Flair & Nia Jax

After the match, Nia stands over Bayley as Charlotte comes in to have her hand raised. Sasha is down on the floor as we go to replays. Charlotte taunts Bayley with the title before leaving.

Becky Lynch discusses Charlotte vs. Sasha Banks

Becky Lynch recently spoke with Scott Fishman of Channel Guide Magazine to promote WWE SummerSlam and the WWE 24: Women’s Revolution special airing on WWE Network next week, and she had the following to say about Charlotte vs. Sasha at the event.

“It’s an inspiration and really shows where we want to really go. Everyone wants that top spot and they are getting it. They are making the most out of it and are just not in that spot because they are just women. They are just good in general. They are getting the rewards they deserve.”

Raw Coverage – January 18, 2016

Charlotte and Ric Flair make their way to the ring. They’ll be ringside as Becky Lynch is in action, next. A replay is shown of Becky Lynch challenging Charlotte at the Royal Rumble for the WWE Divas Championship.

Becky Lynch vs. Tamina w/Naomi

The bell rings, and they lock up. Becky shoves her off, and Tamina laughs. They lock up, and Tamina throws her down. Becky dropkicks her and kicks away at her. Tamina powers her to the corner and superkicks her. Tamina chokes her with her boot and picks up a two count. Tamina applies a chin lock and holds it in for a bit. Becky fights out, but Tamina slams her down. Tamina kicks her and chokes her on the ropes. Tamina body slams her down and picks up a one count. Tamina then reapplies the chin lock. Becky fights up and backs her to the corner. Tamina quickly clubs her down. Becky surprises her with an inside cradle for a one count. Becky boots her in the face and punches away at her before kicking her in the face. Becky connects with a running forearm and a boot to the face. Becky dropkicks her and connects with two leg drops for a one count. Becky then jumps from the second rope and maneuvers into the Dis-Arm-Her for the win.

Winner: Becky Lynch

Becky Lynch says nothing would mean more to her than winning the Divas Championship at the Royal Rumble. Becky says she first needs an answer. She knows the WWE Universe would love to see a Divas Title match at the Royal Rumble. Charlotte says she’s not going to give a free title match because she got a bunch of people chanting at her. Charlotte says she lost her title opportunity and has to get in the back of the line. Becky says she lost because her father helped. Charlotte says her father is a two-time Hall of Famer. Becky says Ric Flair never backed down from a challenge, but maybe he’s gotten soft in his old age. Flair says third time will be the charm. Charlotte will beat her this Sunday at the Royal Rumble. Flair walks off, and Charlotte is not happy.

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