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Ronda Rousey vs. Charlotte Flair planned for WWE WrestleMania 38

One of the biggest matches at WrestleMania will likely be put into motion at Saturday's WWE Royal Rumble.
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Charlotte Flair vs. Ronda Rousey is slated to be one of the key matches for WWE WrestleMania 38 in Dallas, Texas.

Most likely, the angle to set things in motion will take place at Saturday's WWE Royal Rumble, either during or after the Rumble match. Flair, the current SmackDown Women's Champion, is in the match.

Rousey's entourage was already in St. Louis, Missouri, yesterday and there is talk of her appearing on Monday's Raw.

Rousey is back in WWE for a substantial run and not just for the Rumble and WrestleMania. She will be part of SmackDown, although she may appear on Raw shows at times to help boost ratings.

Her being on Smackdown is to throw a major bone to Fox which had hoped for both Rousey and Brock Lesnar to be regulars on the show. The deal, which is in excess of one year, includes major matches at both this year's WrestleMania and next year's WrestleMania at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, CA.

Rousey vs. Raw Women's Champion Becky Lynch was discussed and actually made the most sense, but the decision was made to put Rousey on SmackDown. That would make Rousey vs. Lynch the favorite for next year's WrestleMania.

This would be Flair and Rousey's second singles match as they wrestled at the 2018 Survivor Series, a match Rousey won by DQ.