Report: Charlotte Flair Vs. Rhea Ripley To Headline WrestleMania 39 Night One

It looks like the SmackDown Women's Title match might get the nod

The main event for night one of WrestleMania 39 could be set, according to a new report. 

Writing in this week's Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer noted that Charlotte Flair's WWE SmackDown Women's Championship title defense against Rhea Ripley is in the pole position to claim the spot, saying: 

"There is no decision on the main event past an internal feeling that Charlotte Flair vs. Rhea Ripley right now is the favourite. There is a push feeling for sponsors and political reasons after men main evented both nights last year it would be good for a women’s match to headline and the feeling Flair vs. Ripley is stronger than Bianca Belair vs. Asuka for the spot. If there is Usos vs. Zayn & Kevin Owens, one would think that would be the other favourite".

Rhea and Charlotte have previously kicked off the Showcase of the Immortals, with their NXT Title bout opening night two of WrestleMania 36. That event was infamously thrown into uncertainty due to COVID-19 pandemic.

Flair recently said she would like the match to headline WrestleMania 39.

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Lewis Howse

Written by Lewis Howse

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