Bianca Belair was not originally scheduled to win the 2021 women’s Royal Rumble Match.
While speaking on the Public Enemies Podcast, former WWE writer Chris Dunn revealed that Charlotte Flair was originally planned to win the Royal Rumble that year instead of Bianca Belair.
“I was in a Tampa Hotel room and we were watching some sort of football game and an assistant had just left the Royal Rumble (2021) night-before meeting and they changed the finish and Charlotte [Flair] was going to go over and they rehearsed Charlotte going over and Bianca [Belair] was going to get eliminated like midway through the match and it got changed to Bianca going over and I think a lot of people voiced it but this guy, Ryan Ward, he’s been there for like 14 years, he was [John] Cena’s writer and probably, for my money, I think has had the biggest hand in the women’s revolution.
He was lead writer in the golden days of NXT with Kevin [Owens] and Sami [Zayn] and The Four Horsewomen, all that stuff. From my understanding, what I heard, he kind of said something to Vince [McMahon] to the effect of, ‘Vince, if you look at the Royal Rumble tomorrow, you have Edge winning and Charlotte winning. We’re not making any new stars’ and I think that really resonated and Bianca was on such a roll where it kind of made sense and she also had to, again, right after that match, really nail that post-match promo and she did it and she was just awesome and great.”Chris Dunn
Bianca Belair is set to defend her RAW Women’s Championship against Alexa Bliss at the Royal Rumble Premium Live Event on January 28th. We will have to wait and see who will come out on top in the match. If anything, the road to WrestleMania 39 might be another banner year for the EST of WWE.
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