Ronda Rousey will get another shot at the Smackdown Women’s Title when she challenges Charlotte Flair for the gold at WrestleMania Backlash in a match that will have a unique stipulation.
When the 2022 Royal Rumble winner Rousey challenged Flair for the Smackdown Women’s Title at WrestleMania 38 last weekend, Rousey made Flair tap out. However, referee Charles Robinson had been knocked down at that point and he didn’t see the tapout to give Rousey the win. Shortly after that, Flair managed to regain control and hit Rousey with a big boot to the face for the pinfall win.
The reason for the controversial finish at WrestleMania was because WWE wanted to extend the feud past WrestleMania 38.
This past Friday on Smackdown, Rousey started the show by issuing a challenge to Charlotte Flair for an “I Quit” match at WrestleMania Backlash, which takes place on Sunday, May 8th at the Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence, Rhode Island. Flair responded to Rousey’s challenge with a “no” while adding the end: “Get to the back of the line, bitch.” Rousey responded to that by saying that this fight is going to happen and Flair isn’t going to say “I Quit” because she’ll scream it when Rousey turns Flair’s arm backward.
Later on Smackdown, Rousey got in the face of WWE Official Adam Pearce to make it known that she wanted a title shot. Pearce let her know that it was under consideration.
WWE Officials made the Flair-Rousey match official during yesterday’s episode of Talking Smack on Peacock/WWE Network and it will be an “I Quit Match” for the Smackdown Women’s Title. When Charlotte Flair was told about it on Talking Smack, she said Ronda can’t beat her at chess, checkers, or Candyland. Flair said she will make Rousey quit.
You can watch Flair vs. Rousey, plus all of the other matches to be announced on WrestleMania Backlash, streaming live on Sunday, May 8, at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Peacock in the United States and on WWE Network everywhere else.