Dave Meltzer noted on Wrestling Observer Radio that the match between Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series was designed to get Flair back over like she once was as WWE officials wanted her to be over big coming out of the match. Thus, the heel turn by doing an attack angle.
It was noted that WWE wanted Flair to be viable once again and worthy of a feud with Rousey as their first match was never meant to be a one-shot deal as it was originally planned for WrestleMania 35 next year.
The longtime pro wrestling journalist speculated that WWE could do a follow-up to this angle at the Royal Rumble in January. He also speculates that a possibly a Triple Threat with Flair, Rousey and SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch at WrestleMania 35 in April could be booked.