Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair Odds, Prediction, and Pick – WrestleMania 36 Betting Preview

By Ben Morris in WWE
| March 31, 2020 12:15 am PDT
Rhea Ripley Charlotte Flair WrestleMania 36 Betting Preview

Rhea Ripley and Charlotte Flair will face off at WrestleMania 36 for the NXT Women’s Championship. It’s the first time that an NXT Championship will be defended at WrestleMania, and it’s set to be a thrilling match.

Ripley has grown in stature over the past couple of years, but The Queen will be looking to assert her authority in this bout.

In this Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair preview, I look at the odds before assessing each wrestlers’ chances. I will also share my final betting pick for the match.

Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair Betting Odds

Let’s start by looking at the odds from the leading WWE betting sites.

Rhea Ripley-250
Charlotte Flair+175

Rhea Ripley is viewed by the bookies as the favorite to win this match, and given the NXT star’s recent rise, it’s difficult to argue with the odds.

The price of +175 for Charlotte Flair to claim the victory will no doubt attract some interest. But will The Queen steal the show?

Rhea Ripley’s Match to Lose?

It goes without saying that this is likely to be a career-defining match for Rhea Ripley. After gradually being built up as an NXT champion, she is now widely regarded as the next big thing in the women’s division.

It’s clear that Ripley wants to pit herself against the very best in order to make a name for herself. Following her NXT Women’s Championship victory over Shayna Baszler in December, Ripley was quick to challenge Royal Rumble winner Flair.

NXT has been given a lot of exposure recently, so it would be strange to see Ripley’s title taken by one of WWE’s top stars. This feels like the ideal opportunity for Ripley to lay down a marker and send a big message to the main roster.

Will Charlotte Flair Upset the Odds?

When Charlotte Flair claimed her first Royal Rumble triumph, many believed her next opponent would either be Bayley or Becky Lynch. But Ripley had other ideas.

Flair has battled both Bayley and Lynch in the past, so it’s time for her to prove herself against a new challenger. The Queen has always delivered at WrestleMania, but she is likely to have her work cut out against the ambitious Ripley.

Of course, Flair will be desperate to prove that NXT is still the inferior brand by securing the win. But how will WWE see the situation? The Queen may be forced to give up her crown.

Rhea Ripley vs. Charlotte Flair Prediction and Pick

I think WWE is putting the spotlight on NXT at the moment in order to build up Ripley’s reputation. Ripley is fast becoming a household name, and beating Flair in the NXT Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 36 is only going to enhance her standing.

Both wrestlers have similar styles, but Ripley is the complete package. She’s got all the right attributes to enjoy a long and successful career, and this match provides Ripley with the perfect chance to cement her name at the top of the women’s division.

Furthermore, it would be strange for Flair to be given another NXT reign. I can’t see her dropping down to NXT on a weekly basis.

All the focus is on Rhea Ripley right now, and odds of -250 for her to win the NXT Women’s Championship seem too good to miss.

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More WrestleMania 36 Betting Previews

WrestleMania 36 kicks off on Saturday, April 4, so make sure you keep an eye on our sports blog to find more betting previews for WWE’s flagship event. The ones we have covered or will cover are listed below.



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