Rhea Ripley, Asuka, Charlotte Set for Women's Title Bout at WWE WrestleMania Backlash

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured Columnist IVMay 4, 2021

Credit: WWE.com

Rhea Ripley will have to fend off both Asuka and Charlotte Flair to remain atop the Raw women's division at WrestleMania Backlash.

The promotion initially announced Monday that Ripley will put the Raw Women's Championship on the line against Asuka. Ripley beat Asuka at the Showcase of the Immortals to take the title on April 11.

Sonya Deville then added Flair to the mix during Raw.

One day after their WrestleMania encounter, Ripley and Asuka met once again for the gold on Raw. That match ended in a disqualification after Flair attacked both stars outside of the ring.

Even before Raw, the stage was set for Flair to make a run at the belt.

Prior to involving herself in the championship clash on Raw, The Queen vented her frustration at being left off the WrestleMania 37 card altogether.

Sooner or later was going to set her sights on the champion.

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Flair already had Sonya Deville lift her indefinite suspension. With WrestleMania Backlash nearly two weeks away on May 16, there was plenty of time for Flair to find a way to make Ripley vs. Asuka a Triple Threat match.