Charlotte Flair has dominated the women’s division in WWE ever since she was called up from NXT in 2015. She’s held both the Raw and SmackDown women’s championship multiple times, once had a streak of 16 consecutive wins on pay-per-view (PPV), and even ended Asuka’s undefeated streak last year at WrestleMania 34. Oh yeah, she’s also going to compete in the first ever women’s main event in WrestleMania history.
With all of that mind, there are some fans who are exhausted by Charlotte’s presence and are tired of her always being the focal point of the division.
But a strange thing happened along the way to The Queen being placed in a Raw women’s championship match at WrestleMania 35 - Charlotte Flair was actually winless on both television and PPV in 2019.
That winless streak came to an end when Charlotte forced Asuka to tap out last night (Mar. 26) on SmackDown Live, thereby winning the SmackDown women’s champion and earning her very first televised victory in 2019.
Here is her full match list in 2019, according to CageMatch.net.
- Lynch defeats Carmella & Flair in a triple threat match (SmackDown Live, Jan. 8)
- Lynch wins the women’s Royal Rumble match (Royal Rumble 2019, Jan. 27)
- Lynch defeats Flair by disqualification (Fastlane 2019, Mar. 10)
- Flair vs. Riott ends in a Time Limit Draw (Raw, Mar. 25)
- Flair defeats Asuka (SmackDown Live, Mar. 26)
The main takeaway here might actually be that Charlotte Flair has not wrestled much on SmackDown Live in 2019, because this list only runs five matches deep (with three of those matches occurring on PPV or Raw). You could also scoff at the idea that Charlotte was winless in 2019 by pointing out that she has not been pinned or submitted on television/PPV yet either, because Carmella tapped out in the first match on that list.
But for those fans who are bored of Charlotte always winning, well, you just experienced a lengthy winless drought from the Queen over the last three months and may not have even realized it. Scanning further back in the CageMatch database suggests that Charlotte’s last televised win came on the Tribute to the Troops event which was taped in early December 2018 and aired on Dec. 20.
What do you think about this, Cagesiders? Did the Queen desperately need that championship win over Asuka to cement her spot at WrestleMania, or would it have been ok for Flair to main event WrestleMania with zero victories under her belt in 2019?