Charlotte Flair was moved to NXT after WrestleMania, but has it helped the black and gold brand like WWE hoped?
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer pointed out something troubling about The Queen’s reception. Her match against Mia Yim didn’t perform very well at all in the ratings. This could create a concern that bringing Flair to NXT might not have been the trick they needed to pull up ratings.
“The Charlotte Flair/Mia Yim match was actually a low point. It did 170,000 in 18-49 which is dreadful. It was the second lowest point of the show — the Charlotte Flair match, that is a story because you know obviously it’s Charlotte Flair and she’s there to put the numbers up and you know there are people waiting to see if it’ll work or not. With Io Shirai it may work, but with Mia Yim, you know obviously it did not.”
Charlotte Flair’s victory over Rhea Ripley at WrestleMania 36 put the NXT Women’s Title back on the Queen. Rhea Ripley hasn’t been seen since. There was a story that she needed to go back to Australia for work visa reasons. Then she revealed that she hasn’t left America, but for some reason she still hasn’t appeared on NXT.
We’ll have to see if Io Shirai vs Charlotte Flair will pull the ratings up this week. Flair’s involvement in last week’s show certainly didn’t seem to do a whole lot of damage.
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