Looking back Rhea was booked as the underdog going into this match than Charlotte, yet Charlotte was the one who won the Rumble. Rhea was the NXT champion, but she was chasing the challenger since Charlotte had what Rhea wanted, which was a spot on the WrestleMania card. I enjoyed how it was a change from the typically title match booking.
Rhea was using Charlotte's Royal Rumble win as an opportunity to get herself on the Wrestle Mania card, with the possibly of beating the company's top female superstar as a way to solidify herself.
What did you think about the whole title holder chasing the challenger storyline because the challenger had something much greater than a title?
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In a way it was like Edge v Undertaker at Wrestlemania 24. Edge was the champion but he was still the massive underdog and had the most to gain with an opportunity to end the streak.
I didn't hate Rhea losing that match as much as everyone else (32 and 34 I think are the far more egregious Wrestlemania wins for Charlotte) because she had already lost a lot of steam since taking the title from Shayna and her reactions were dwindling pre-covid. Getting a win over the most overpowered woman on the biggest show of the year could've been a case of too much, too soon and caused fans to turn even more once they got over the initial "yay, Charlotte didn't win" reaction. I do think she should've lost dirty though. Tapping out clean then never getting the win back I think did some damage.
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