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WWE Rumors: Charlotte push halted on SmackDown with lack of heels

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The World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) are reportedly working towards making Charlotte the biggest female representative of professional wrestling. The wrestling promotion has big plans for the 31-year-old as a babyface on SmackDown Live.

Charlotte Flair was drafted from RAW to SmackDown Live recently. Shane McMahon, commissioner of the WWE’s blue brand has touted the move as the biggest of the company’s draft this year.

The WWE creative is considering giving Charlotte a massive push. Many believe that the push will be akin to that of Alundra Blayze or Wendi Richter. However, there seems to be a significant hurdle for the wrestling promotion in going forward with their plans.

Charlotte seems to have a lack of a competent heel on the blue brand. SmackDown’s biggest heel Alexa Bliss was drafted to Monday Night RAW. This created a dearth of worthy heels who could provide a monumental rivalry to Ric Flair’s daughter.

Charlotte and Natalya rivalry on the cards

The WWE is reportedly pushing a potential feud between Charlotte and Natalya. The 34-year-old is presently the most recognizable heel on SmackDown Live.

Since being introduced by Shane O’Mac on the April 11th edition of SmackDown Live, Charlotte went on to defeat the blue brand’s reigning Women’s champion Naomi the following week. She also challenged the latter in the main event of SmackDown’s most recent episode this Tuesday night.

The championship matchup ended in a No-Contest owing to outside interference by Natalya, Carmella (w/James Ellsworth) and Tamina. However, fans can expect Charlotte to be booked strongly en-route to the SmackDown Women’s Championship in the weeks to come.

Jim Ross believes Charlotte to be the Hulk Hogan of Women’s division

Meanwhile, WWE’s legendary commentator Jim Ross has revealed his opinion on Charlotte. The 65-year-old believes that Flair can become the Hulk Hogan of the WWE Women’s division.

“Charlotte is making amazing strides to up her game. That’s what one often gets when you combine a world class athlete with Flair DNA and seemingly an obsession to be the best ever in the game,” Ross wrote on his latest blog on JR’s Bar-B-Q website.

“@MsCharlotteWWE is quickly developing into the ‘Hulk Hogan’ of her gender in WWE. It’s not farfetched whatsoever to think that Charlotte will headline a major PPV someday in the future. That is if things continue to progress.”

Charlotte made history once again on Tuesday night by becoming the first female Superstar in WWE to battle one-on-one in a Raw, SmackDown and pay-per-view main event when she faced Naomi for the Women’s Championship on SmackDown Live. The Queen of the women’s revolution has shattered all pre-conceived notions of where a woman belongs on the WWE card, according to an official statement from WWE.com.

The one major glass ceiling left for Charlotte to shatter is that of a woman competing in the main event of WrestleMania. While it may seem like a long shot, there’s no reason to believe the four time Women’s Champion won’t be the first to make it happen.

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