Former WWE Women's Champion Charlotte's recent title loss to Sasha Banks on the first Monday Night Raw after the WWE Draft caused rumors that she may be spending some time off.
Bryan Alvarez of F4W noted after Raw that he heard that Charlotte could possibly be taking some time off from the ring. Many believed that if Charlotte were to lose the Women's Championship, it would be at SummerSlam to Banks, so the title change at Raw was a surprise. Dave Meltzer also said that he has heard the same, but had yet to confirm it.
PWInsider disputed those claims, saying that Charlotte didn't actually ask for time off.
The decision to put the title on Sasha was apparently made for two reasons - WWE creative wanted to open the first RAW of the New Era with a big surprise by having Sasha Banks win, and Vince McMahon felt that Charlotte's run as champion helped to establish the title as legitimate. WWE officials are now more open to moving the title around and using it to help the RAW storylines.
According to those same reports, Triple H is said to be a huge proponent of Banks' work and since Banks vs. Charlotte was already planned for SummerSlam, the feeling was that the change would add another dimension to their SummerSlam match. F4Wonline.com notes that their rematch is still planned for SummerSlam and that Charlotte has a "brutal" schedule coming up.
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