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Sasha Banks has once again dethroned Charlotte as the Raw Women's Champion. I'm not going to lie, I'm disappointed to see this happen. Charlotte is without a doubt the most talented woman on the roster and I would argue one of the best overall Superstars. Maybe I've drunk too much of the Ric Flair KoolAid, but Charlotte stands tall in among her peers, both female and male.
I'm not surprised Sasha won the gold back. I was actually more surprised Charlotte regained the title at SummerSlam. I would have rather seen her hold on to it before the first loss, but I'm not going to be overly critical of creative because I don't know what's going to happen next. But for My 1-2-3 Cents on the situation, here ya go...
Chad and I discussed this on our draft podcast. We agreed women should have stayed on one show. This would have added depth to the roster and allowed WWE to come up with some compelling storylines that involve more than just the champion and the number one contender each month. Imagine Becky Lynch, Bayley, Natalya, Nikki Bella and the rest of the women all on the same show. Amazing stories could be told each week and ahead of each pay per view. It would also make the women's division more special. But I understand the desire to have women on both rosters.
While I think the brand split has been overall a good thing, we're still getting a lot of the same when it comes to women's matches on both Raw and SmackDown Live. Now that Emma is returning from injury and Eva Marie's suspension should be coming to an end there's a new woman on each show to add to the equation.
As I continue thinking and typing at the same time, I like the idea of Charlotte becoming a modern day version of her father. Ric Flair was at the top of the NWA for many years, dropping the title only to win it again and in most cases, he was a bad guy doing it. While I'm all for legacy Superstars finding their own niche, the parallels between Charlotte and Naitch are undeniable.
Enjoy the gold while you have it Sasha. I'm still banking on Charlotte to be the woman one more time. Woo!