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WWE Consider Charlotte Flair A “Superior” Talent



In the absence of Becky Lynch, who is taking a career sabbatical as she expects the birth of her first child, WWE is doing everything they can to preserve Charlotte Flair’s status a ‘superior’ talent.

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That is, according to the Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer, who writes in this week’s edition of his newsletter that the finish to Flair’s three way with Io Shirai and Rhea Ripley was planned in such a way to remove the NXT Championship from ‘The Queen’ whilst protecting her as much as possible.

The close of the match saw Shirai pin Ripley whilst the Australian was locked in Charlotte’s Figure-Eight, ensuring the outgoing champion looked strong even in defeat. It’s understood that, now previous top female performer Lynch is gone, WWE want Flair to fill her role. It’s probable she would not have captured the NXT strap at WrestleMania had the company known Lynch was to depart shortly afterwards.

WWE’s initial idea of having Flair occupy a position on NXT to help put over the brand’s soon-to-be-promoted stars has been complicated by their sudden necessity to have her fill a top role on the main roster. Hence, why she relinquished the title in the manner she did, and why it is unlikely we will see her losing clean on NXT going forwards.

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We spread rumours of Rafael Nadal doping’ because he was too good, says French star



Gilles Simon believes doping rumours were spread about Rafael Nadal as many were uncomfortable with the idea he could simply be better than Roger Federer.

There were allegations of a connection between Nadal and Eufemiano Fuentes, the doctor who was ultimately jailed for his part in a Spanish cycle doping scandal.

No evidence has ever been produced linking Fuentes to Nadal, though, who has always very successfully denied any rumours to the contrary.

However, Simon believes the rumours only existed to discredit opinions that Nadal could actually be a better tennis players than Federer rather than just a better athlete.

“It is difficult to conceive [for some] that, in terms of game, Rafael Nadal could be better than Roger Federer,” Gilles Simon wrote in his new autobiography This Sport That Makes You Crazy

“We even spread rumours of doping on his account.

“Nadal does not fit into the framework. Moreover, I emphasize here that we never talk about the physique of Federer, who has little to envy that of Nadal.

“That he went five sets at 35 like what he did in Australia in 2017, it’s extraordinary. But no one noted this point.”

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