- There has been talk of having WWE NXT Superstar Candice LeRae work some upcoming SmackDown live events, according to PWInsider. There's no word yet on if they plan on calling LeRae up but this could be a case of letting her get a feel for the main roster before the official call-up, something they've done in the past with other NXT Superstars, including Nikki Cross.
LeRae participated in the women's Royal Rumble Match back in January, entering the match at #17 and later being eliminated by Ruby Riott, the 14th elimination of the match. LeRae, who signed for the black & yellow brand in January 2018, is active in the NXT women's division and often appears in angles with her husband, NXT North American Champion Johnny Gargano.
- Charlotte Flair took to Twitter today and responded to fan criticism over how she has been announced as Becky Lynch's replacement for the WrestleMania 35 match against RAW Women's Champion Ronda Rousey.
Flair wrote, "Wow, I didn't realize that so many of you didn't want me in the match. Taking that into account, I'll be asking management to remove me effectively immediately. J/K I could not possibly care less what you think"
As noted, Vince McMahon closed last night's RAW by "suspending" Lynch for 60 days, pulling her from WrestleMania and announcing Flair as her replacement. This could be WWE's way of putting Flair into the match to make it a Triple Threat, which has been rumored for a while now. Flair has been heeling it up on Twitter since the news was announced on RAW last night. Below are a few tweets from today along with last night's post-RAW tweet, for those who missed it. You can also see her GIF exchange with a fan who responded to video of Vince's announcement by saying they were siding with AEW now:
Wow, I didn't realize that so many of you didn't want me in the match. Taking that into account, I'll be asking management to remove me effectively immediately.— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) February 12, 2019
I could not possibly care less what you think ??
I'm sure you would. That would make you feel right at home.— Charlotte Flair (@MsCharlotteWWE) February 12, 2019