Rhea Ripley issues challenge to SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair for WWE WrestleMania 39

Originally published at Rhea Ripley issues challenge to SmackDown Women's Champion Charlotte Flair for WWE WrestleMania 39

Ripley wants her rematch. 

For the second consecutive year, Charlotte Flair is scheduled to head into WrestleMania as SmackDown Women’s Champion. This year, she’ll be defending her title against 2023 women’s Royal Rumble winner Rhea Ripley

Ripley appeared on the 1/30 Monday Night Raw and opted to choose Flair as her WrestleMania opponent. Ripley cited their NXT Women’s Title bout from WrestleMania 36 as the reason why and Charlotte getting the win over her that night. 

BREAKING: 2023 #RoyalRumble Match winner @RheaRipley_WWE has chosen to challenge #SmackDown Women's Champion @MsCharlotteWWE at #WrestleMania!#WWERaw pic.twitter.com/lcdInCK0Fk

— WWE (@WWE) January 31, 2023

Ripley versus Flair is joining Cody Rhodes versus Roman Reigns on the WrestleMania 39 card. The nights that both matches are taking place on has yet to be confirmed.