Lita Believes Charlotte Flair Was Handed Her Spot Due To Her Lineage


In a recent interview with Forbes, WWE Hall of Famer Lita shared her thoughts on the forthcoming SmackDown Women’s Championship match featuring Charlotte Flair and Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 39. Flair has held the championship since December 30th, 2022, whereas Ripley won the women’s Royal Rumble a month later.

Lita expressed her preference for Ripley, citing that she has earned her position through her own merit and hard work, while Flair’s position is perceived as being a result of her family legacy. Lita said,


“Charlotte’s natural role is to be a heel, right? Because it’s like that overconfident vibe. I almost wonder if Rhea is going to bring that out of Charlotte because you can only get shown up with confidence so much before Charlotte puts it back in your face.

I know she is the heel in this match, but I’m rooting for [Rhea Ripley] because Charlotte has earned her shot, but she was also presented with a spot because of her lineage and has just stepped up and continues to rise to the occasion. Whereas I do feel like Rhea created her spot, and she’s just getting started, but it has culminated in this high-profile match at WrestleMania.”

A four-time WWE Women’s Champion, Lita recently made her return to WWE, teaming with Becky Lynch and defeating Dakota Kai and IYO SKY to win the WWE Women’s Tag Team Championships, marking her first title win in 17 years.

They were aided by Trish Status in the process, and Becky Lynch, Lita and Trish Stratus are now set to face Bayley, Dakota Kai and IYO SKY in a six-woman tag team match at WrestleMania 39.

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