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Another Reason Behind Vince McMahon Deciding To Take The SmackDown Women’s Title Off Asuka

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• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (March 29, 1999) – WWF RAW IS WAR

On this day in 1999, the World Wrestling Federation aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF RAW IS WAR’.

It was broadcasted from the Continental Airlines Arena in East Rutherford, New Jersey and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 28: Backlash’ PPV.

Here’s the card:

1. Ivory & Tori vs. Jacqueline & Sable

2. Paul Wight vs. Test

3. WWF Hardcore Title: Hardcore Holly vs. Steve Williams

4. The Rock vs. Billy Gunn

5. WWF Intercontinental Title: Goldust vs. Road Dogg

6. WWF World Tag Titles: Jeff Jarrett & Owen Hart vs. Legion Of Doom

7. X-Pac vs. Triple H

• Another Reason Behind Vince McMahon Deciding To Take The SmackDown Women’s Title Off Asuka

As seen on this week’s episode of SmackDown, Charlotte Flair defeated Asuka to capture the SmackDown Women’s Championship and become an 8x Champion.

This Title change came out of nowhere and left many fans wondering as to what this means for the WrestleMania 35 main event.

According to the Wrestling Observer, WWE booked this Title change to have the 4 Horsewomen of WWE close out WrestleMania 35 as Champions.

The WrestleMania 35 main event is still for the RAW Women’s Championship. Becky Lynch is expected to win that Title. Charlotte Flair will remain the SmackDown Women’s Champion and The Boss ‘N’ Hug Connection (Sasha Banks & Bayley) are expected to retain the WWE Women’s Tag Team Titles.

This would lead to these 4 women closing WrestleMania 35 as Champions.

Another reason for this Title change was to reduce a match for WrestleMania 35, which already has a lengthy match-card.

Wrestling Observer noted that Vince McMahon felt it’s not worth having a 17th or 18th match at WrestleMania, so they nixed it.

As we noted before, WWE Officials are trying to cut down on the numbers of matches for WrestleMania 35.

WrestleMania 35 is expected to be the longest WWE PPV of all time.

        
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