Eight years and one day after making her NXT in-ring debut, Charlotte Flair cemented her legacy as one of the most decorated Superstars of all time by upending Rhea Ripley to regain the Raw Women’s Championship.
Already the record-holder for most cumulative Women’s Title reigns, the victory further propels Flair into historic territory as a 14-time champion. Impressive though that feat is, the record books might not tell the depths that Charlotte sunk to reclaim her throne.
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Haymakers and kicks were thrown with reckless abandon, underscoring the deep-seated animosity that has defined the rivalry. The Nightmare battered Flair with every ounce of energy she had, at one point fighting off fatigue late in the match to muscle Charlotte into a suplex that nearly blew the roof off Dickies Arena.
Not to be outdone, Charlotte returned fire with a moonsault from the top rope to the floor. A desperation Natural Selection from the top rope stunned Ripley but only garnered a two-count, causing the WWE Universe to erupt into chants of “This is awesome!”
As the match wore on, Ripley countered the Figure Eight by sending Charlotte head-first into the ring post. Charlotte nonetheless regained her senses and turned up the ruthlessness, trapping Ripley’s left knee between the ring post and steps and repeatedly kicking the steps, decimating The Nightmare’s knee in the process.
With Ripley in clear agony, Charlotte then reapplied the Figure Eight, forcing the submission and securing title win No. 14.