Road Dogg Recalls Charlotte Flair Ending Asuka’s Undefeated Streak
Road Dogg has weighed in on the controversial decision to have Charlotte Flair to end Asuka’s undefeated streak.
Between NXT and the main roster, Asuka remained undefeated for 914 days. When this undefeated streak of hers was being pushed so heavily, many fans wondered who would be the one to end this streak.
Eventually, WWE decided that Charlotte Flair would be the one to end Asuka’s streak, and that defeat took place at WrestleMania 34.
At the time, this was seen by some fans as controversial decision, especially given how Charlotte was already an established star and this achievement allegedly wouldn’t’ve made much of a difference.
In response to these assertions, Road Dogg, who was on WWE’s creative team for many years, weighed in on the mindsets surrounding this creative decision on his Oh You Didn’t Know podcast.
“Either you’re gonna put Asuka over (at WrestleMania 34) and she maintains that thing or you’re gonna put Charlotte (Flair) over and holy mackerel, she’s broken the streak and you know, the streak only goes for so long.
You can’t be undefeated forever, you know what I mean? As much as everybody hated it with The Undertaker’s streak being broken, I guess he could’ve just retired with his streak unbroken but they were thinking about the future and who do we give this (to)?
Same thing here. If you’re gonna beat Asuka, who you gonna give that carrot to? Because she’s undefeated and so somebody who beats her, you better be looking to do something with and of course we were looking to do something with Charlotte always, and so, that goes back and forth and you’ll hear ideas for each to go over and the bottom line is you look at the roster and go, hey, on the other side of this, who’s better as a champion? Who has more people to work with?
There’s a lot of stuff people don’t think about (that) goes into all this and so there’s a lot of thinking down to the wire all the time. It’s just a little different when it’s Mania.”
h/t Post Wrestling for the transcription