ORLANDO, Fla. Charlotte may have thought she could rest for a bit after successfully defending her Divas Championship against Becky Lynch at WWE Royal Rumble. Though she received an assist from her father, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, there was nothing The Nature Boy could do to help Charlotte once Sasha Banks made her presence felt, unleashing a surprise attack on the Divas Champion that concluded with Sasha locking on the Bank Statement in front of an ecstatic  Orlando crowd.

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Lynch had streaks of gold strewn through her bright orange locks to signify the outcome she hoped for once the final bell pealed in the Amway Center. The fiery Irish Diva wasted no time going after the champion, taking Charlotte down to the mat almost immediately and trying to apply the Dis-arm-her submission hold. The challenger matched the self-proclaimed genetically superior champion step for step, forcing Charlotte to retreat into the ropes and get separation.

Charlotte tried to give her challenger a taste of her own medicine, going to work on Becky’s arm, but only got herself tossed to the outside. Once she returned to the squared circle, however, the Divas Champion slowed the match down to a more methodical pace, grapevining her legs around the challenger’s neck in the center of the ring and wearing Becky down. With the WWE Universe willing her on, The Irish Lass Kicker battled back to her feet and brought the fight to the Divas Champion. After escaping the Figure Eight Leg Lock, Becky caught Charlotte with two exploder suplexes and seemed to have the title in her grasp.

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Charlotte wriggled out of the Dis-arm-her and cut  Becky down with a spear, but it was not enough to extinguish the challenger’s spirit. Becky thought she had Charlotte finished after the Divas Champion dropkicked her father, The Nature Boy, by accident. However, Flair recovered and jumped onto the ring apron as Lynch locked on the Dis-arm-her once more. The WWE Hall of Famer tossed his jacket into Lynch’s face, leading to her releasing the hold and confronting Flair. That distraction gave Charlotte an opening to strike Becky in the eyes and pin her to retain the title.

However, Charlotte’s post-match attack on Lynch and celebration was cut short by the arrival of The Boss. Sasha Banks kicked a fallen Becky out of the ring, letting the Irish Diva know that she was in her spotlight. The two former BFFs shared a handshake in the ring, but the truce was short-lived, as Banks blindsided the champion with a Back Stabber and locked on the Bank Statement. The Boss capped off her bold statement by taking the Divas Championship and holding it high as the WWE Universe roared in approval.

Charlotte’s confidence may have been high after her victory, but she quickly learned that a champion can never rest easy. Will Charlotte and Ric Flair be able to keep The Boss at bay? And have the Flairs and Banks seen the last of Becky Lynch?

ORLANDO, Fla. Charlotte may have thought she could rest for a bit after successfully defending her Divas Championship against Becky Lynch at WWE Royal Rumble. Though she received an assist from her father, two-time WWE Hall of Famer Ric Flair, there was nothing The Nature Boy could do to help Charlotte once Sasha Banks made her presence felt, unleashing a surprise attack on the Divas Champion that concluded with Sasha locking on the Bank Statement in front of an ecstatic  Orlando crowd.

See photos from the match |  Full Royal Rumble coverage

Lynch had streaks of gold strewn through her bright orange locks to signify the outcome she hoped for once the final bell pealed in the Amway Center. The fiery Irish Diva wasted no time going after the champion, taking Charlotte down to the mat almost immediately and trying to apply the Dis-arm-her submission hold. The challenger matched the self-proclaimed genetically superior champion step for step, forcing Charlotte to retreat into the ropes and get separation.

Charlotte tried to give her challenger a taste of her own medicine, going to work on Becky’s arm, but only got herself tossed to the outside. Once she returned to the squared circle, however, the Divas Champion slowed the match down to a more methodical pace, grapevining her legs around the challenger’s neck in the center of the ring and wearing Becky down. With the WWE Universe willing her on, The Irish Lass Kicker battled back to her feet and brought the fight to the Divas Champion. After escaping the Figure Eight Leg Lock, Becky caught Charlotte with two exploder suplexes and seemed to have the title in her grasp.

Watch the Royal Rumble 2016 replay

Charlotte wriggled out of the Dis-arm-her and cut  Becky down with a spear, but it was not enough to extinguish the challenger’s spirit. Becky thought she had Charlotte finished after the Divas Champion dropkicked her father, The Nature Boy, by accident. However, Flair recovered and jumped onto the ring apron as Lynch locked on the Dis-arm-her once more. The WWE Hall of Famer tossed his jacket into Lynch’s face, leading to her releasing the hold and confronting Flair. That distraction gave Charlotte an opening to strike Becky in the eyes and pin her to retain the title.

However, Charlotte’s post-match attack on Lynch and celebration was cut short by the arrival of The Boss. Sasha Banks kicked a fallen Becky out of the ring, letting the Irish Diva know that she was in her spotlight. The two former BFFs shared a handshake in the ring, but the truce was short-lived, as Banks blindsided the champion with a Back Stabber and locked on the Bank Statement. The Boss capped off her bold statement by taking the Divas Championship and holding it high as the WWE Universe roared in approval.

Charlotte’s confidence may have been high after her victory, but she quickly learned that a champion can never rest easy. Will Charlotte and Ric Flair be able to keep The Boss at bay? And have the Flairs and Banks seen the last of Becky Lynch?