Becky Lynch appeared at the Monday Night RAW to declare that she has chosen to take on Ronda Rousey at Wrestle Mania this year.
Becky lost a title match against Asuka on Sunday at Royal Rumble after Asuka locked her in a version of Cattle Mutilation lock. Lynch, however, went on to insert herself in place of injured Lana at the Royal Rumble match later that night and went on to win it after eliminating Charlotte Flair. Then she had the choice of facing either of the RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey or SmackDown Women’s Champion Asuka.
The tension between Lynch and Rousey has been building since Survivor Series 2018 when Lynch was the SmackDown Women’s Champion. The plan was for Lynch and Rousey to wrestle in November, but the match was canceled after Lynch suffered a broken nose due to a stray punch from Jax during the locker room-clearing brawl. Charlotte Flair was chosen by Lynch to take her place in the match, but Flair lost via disqualification after she used a kendo stick to attack Rousey. Flair, Lynch
Ronda came out for another open challenge for her title but during her promo, the crowd chanting Becky’s name which made Ronda stutter. She then defeated Bayley who came out to respond to her open challenge. After the match, Becky came out to announce that she has chosen Ronda to take on at Wrestle Mania.
She quickly reminded the former UFC Champion that she dropped her in the middle of the ring during their brawl leading up to Survivor Series and that Rousey never came after her. Lynch said she is back to prove that Rousey isn’t the ‘Baddest Woman on the Planet’ and that she will break the mystique around Ronda and take her title at Wrestle Mania.
Rousey then cut a scathing promo of her own, saying that she wants Lynch to be at her absolute best because she knows she could kill Lynch with her bare hands if she wanted to, and the only thing holding her back was her decision not to do it. She also made a reference to Nia Jax breaking Becky’s face to irate her. Neither woman attacked the other, but Rousey closed out the segment by saying she accepted Lynch’s challenge.
Currently, the match is announced between these two, but Charlotte Flair is an ever present character in their rivalry. It is speculated that a triple threat match will take place at Wrestle Mania between Ronda, Becky and Flair. For more updates, keep following this space.