The superstar shakeup changed everything.
Both Raw and Smackdown made some noteworthy changes to its respective rosters, but the biggest one had to be that of Charlotte Flair. Not only was Charlotte Monday Night Raw’s key component in the woman’s division, especially since her and Sasha Banks fought in a rivalry over the title for months, she also was someone that WWE had big plans for. With that being said, it seemed weird that she was sent to Smackdown Live as a part of the shakeup and even more weird that she was turned babyface in the process.
Of course, the babyface turn wasn’t all bad and did yield an interesting result at the end of Smackdown Live one night, but it was still something WWE was going back and forth on several times and may have eroded Charlotte’s potential on the blue brand in the long run. Only adding to the confusion about what WWE plans to do about Charlotte’s current babyface status, according to Sportskeeda “WWE officials are high up on Carmella, and she’s set to step into a Women’s Title feud with Naomi after Backlash.
This is interesting due to the fact that it was hinted at during Smackdown Live this week that WWE would be going with a Charlotte versus Naomi storyline after their six-man tag match at Backlash on Sunday, but now it seems that WWE wants Carmella to fill that role instead. Unfortunately, it’s not known what this does to Charlotte and what WWE’s plan for her is. If nothing else, WWE now needs to either go along with the original plan for the title picture after Backlash or create some kind of reason why Charlotte can’t compete for the title, which it seems that a storyline injury is the best option here.
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