WWE has confirmed that Charlotte Flair will defend the SmackDown Women’s Title against Ronda Rousey in an “I Quit” Match at the WrestleMania Backlash event on May 8th.
This comes after Flair beat Rousey to retain the title at WrestleMania 38 despite Rousey making Flair tap out when she had her in the armbar, but the referee didn’t see it. Once Rousey helped the referee up, Flair connected with a big boot Rousey. WWE reportedly felt Flair had to win the match to continue the feud.
On Friday’s SmackDown, Rousey addressed the loss and challenged her to a rematch at this upcoming event with the stipulation. Flair told her to get to the back of the line.
No other matches have been announced for WrestleMania Backlash as of this writing, but top stars such as Brock Lesnar, Becky Lynch, and Undisputed WWE Universal Champion Roman Reigns are advertised to appear.
WWE did tease a future match between Reigns and Shinsuke Nakamura on SmackDown as Reigns taunted Nakamura over how Rick Boogs suffered an injury at WrestleMania. Reigns hugged him, and said something that couldn’t be heard on the microphone before The Usos laid him out with a double superkick.