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WWE Women's Champion Charlotte def. Natalya (Submission Match)

WWE Women's Champion Charlotte def. Natalya (Submission Match)

NEWARK, N.J. – Despite the fact that “The Dirtiest Player in the Game” was banned from ringside at WWE Extreme Rules, Dana Brooke’s "flair" for interruption paved the way for WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte to make Natalya tap out to the Figure-Eight Leg Lock.

Several weeks ago, Charlotte’s title match against Natalya ended in controversy at WWE Payback, making a  rematch  absolutely necessary. The following night on Raw, in an attempt to determine a clear winner in what was made a Submission Match for Extreme Rules, Stephanie McMahon informed Ric Flair that he would be banned from ringside. Furthermore, Shane McMahon added that, if Flair did step foot near the ring, Charlotte would instantly forfeit her title. In hindsight, however, these stipulations would not be enough to level the playing field.

WWE Network: A surprise with "flair" interrupts Charlotte's Women's Title Submission Match against Natalya: 2016 WWE Extreme Rules

See who emerges as WWE Women's Champion after a shocking turn of events: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

The highly personal showdown proved explosive from the beginning. Though Charlotte and Natalya made early attempts to force each other to submit, The Queen of Harts clearly knocked the titleholder off her game. Things would intensify outside the ring; after the champion delivered a series of vicious chops, Natalya hurled her adversary into the unforgiving steel ring post. The move caused damage to Charlotte’s shoulder – an injury the No. 1 contender would continue to exploit throughout the match – but the champion fired back inside the ring with an earth-shattering powerbomb, one that allowed her to go to work on Natalya’s leg and bring herself that much closer to victory.

Back and forth the advantage swung until, in the final moments,  Natalya was able to turn the tide and lock in the Sharpshooter. As the titleholder struggled to stay in the match, Ric Flair’s music suddenly blared through the Prudential Center. It was not The Nature Boy, though, but Dana Brooke who emerged, dressed like the two-time WWE Hall of Famer. When Natalya Superstar turned her attention to the intruder, Charlotte seized the opportunity and locked in the Figure-Eight to make the third-generation Superstar tap out.

As the smoke cleared, the real Ric Flair emerged and celebrated with his victorious daughter and Brooke – making it clear that they had been working together.

Though her victory was controversial, Charlotte walked out of WWE Extreme Rules with the WWE Women’s Championship. But, what exactly is Dana Brooke’s relationship with the Flairs?  Find out tomorrow  at 8/7 C on Raw.

NEWARK, N.J. – Despite the fact that “The Dirtiest Player in the Game” was banned from ringside at WWE Extreme Rules, Dana Brooke’s "flair" for interruption paved the way for WWE Women’s Champion Charlotte to make Natalya tap out to the Figure-Eight Leg Lock.

Several weeks ago, Charlotte’s title match against Natalya ended in controversy at WWE Payback, making a  rematch  absolutely necessary. The following night on Raw, in an attempt to determine a clear winner in what was made a Submission Match for Extreme Rules, Stephanie McMahon informed Ric Flair that he would be banned from ringside. Furthermore, Shane McMahon added that, if Flair did step foot near the ring, Charlotte would instantly forfeit her title. In hindsight, however, these stipulations would not be enough to level the playing field.

WWE Network: A surprise with "flair" interrupts Charlotte's Women's Title Submission Match against Natalya: 2016 WWE Extreme Rules

See who emerges as WWE Women's Champion after a shocking turn of events: Courtesy of the award-winning WWE Network.

The highly personal showdown proved explosive from the beginning. Though Charlotte and Natalya made early attempts to force each other to submit, The Queen of Harts clearly knocked the titleholder off her game. Things would intensify outside the ring; after the champion delivered a series of vicious chops, Natalya hurled her adversary into the unforgiving steel ring post. The move caused damage to Charlotte’s shoulder – an injury the No. 1 contender would continue to exploit throughout the match – but the champion fired back inside the ring with an earth-shattering powerbomb, one that allowed her to go to work on Natalya’s leg and bring herself that much closer to victory.

Back and forth the advantage swung until, in the final moments,  Natalya was able to turn the tide and lock in the Sharpshooter. As the titleholder struggled to stay in the match, Ric Flair’s music suddenly blared through the Prudential Center. It was not The Nature Boy, though, but Dana Brooke who emerged, dressed like the two-time WWE Hall of Famer. When Natalya Superstar turned her attention to the intruder, Charlotte seized the opportunity and locked in the Figure-Eight to make the third-generation Superstar tap out.

As the smoke cleared, the real Ric Flair emerged and celebrated with his victorious daughter and Brooke – making it clear that they had been working together.

Though her victory was controversial, Charlotte walked out of WWE Extreme Rules with the WWE Women’s Championship. But, what exactly is Dana Brooke’s relationship with the Flairs?  Find out tomorrow  at 8/7 C on Raw.