With just hours before the second night of the WWE Draft gets underway, WWE has made a change to a match that will have a big impact on the rest of the night.
WWE announced that Charlotte will wrestle Becky Lynch in a match where the winning brand represented by each woman gets the first overall pick of the second night. Lynch, as the Raw Women's Champion, will represent Raw while Charlotte will represent SmackDown.
Originally, the match that would decide the first pick for night two was going to be Lynch vs. Sasha Banks and WWE had even advertised that match earlier in the day before the change. Banks had not been medically cleared ever since her match against Lynch at Hell In A Cell earlier in the month.
This week’s Raw was set to begin with Becky Lynch vs. Sasha Banks in a match to determine which brand would receive the first pick on Night Two of the 2019 WWE Draft. However, due to injuries sustained in last week’s WWE Hell in a Cell Match against the Raw Women’s Champion, The Boss has not been medically cleared to compete and will be replaced by Charlotte Flair.
Despite the last-minute substitution, however, the same stipulation applies. The Queen, who was SmackDown Women’s Champion until last Friday and has not yet been claimed by a brand in the Draft, will represent Team Blue, while the No. 1 overall pick Lynch will fly Raw’s flag during the contest. The winner will earn the top pick for their respective show. Given that Charlotte is up for selection in tonight’s draft pool, this bout could be the last time we see these two battle for a long time … or, it could end up being the first of many as Raw turns a page on a new era.
Fightful will have live coverage of Raw and have a running list of which superstar goes to which brand.