Today In History: Charlotte Flair Becomes The Inaugural Raw Women’s Champion (April 3, 2016)

Though she arrived at AT&T Stadium as the reigning Divas Champion, Charlotte, as well as her adversaries and the WWE Universe, learned early in the evening that a new title would be up for grabs in the highly-anticipated Triple Threat Match. During an in-ring segment on the WrestleMania Kickoff, WWE Hall of Famer Lita revealed two major changes to the competitive climate for all of WWE’s female grapplers.

Charlotte secured her place in the WWE history books at WrestleMania that night by winning the Triple Threat Match to determine the first-ever (Raw) Women’s Champion at the time. The Flair family scion secured victory via submission after forcing Becky Lynch to tap out to the Figure-Eight Leglock, while Banks was restrained at ringside by WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair. With her victory, Charlotte became the first Superstar to win a championship in their WrestleMania debut since Mickie James seized the original Women’s Title from Trish Stratus at WrestleMania 22.

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