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  • Oliver
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    She's the GREATEST. I think she got busted by accident when she and Nia were jostling in the corner.

    If WWE leaned into this reaction, I genuinely think they could create a real star in Lynch. They're fast approaching Austin pre-Hart levels here, and if they can find themselves a foil (which I genuinely thought would be Charlotte, but whatever) they could rocket her to the top level in the company, male or female.

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  • SirSam
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    Well she got a booming reaction tonight. You are right though, it will be interesting to see if she keeps her level of popularity when she is facing wrestlers not quite as heavily favoured as Charlotte or Rhonda.

    I'm just gona put this pic here:



    Any idea how she got so busted up? Flukey occurrence but it only adds to her already massive levels of badassery.

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  • Oliver
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    I'm interested to see what happens at and after Survivor Series with Becky. For a start, she'll be up against someone who, unlike Charlotte, most fans don't seem to have turned off of yet in Ronda. Going further, Ronda rarely looks in trouble in her title matches for me, even when she is theoretically on the back foot.

    If Becky gets good reactions during the match plus does something not dissimilar to what AJ did against Brock last year and looks strong and good in defeat, I think that would suggest WWE maybe being more behind her than we perhaps think. And a lot of that will probably be down to her recent crowd reactions and work, which has been top drawer - her two promos on Smackdown this week, the one before the Nikki reveal and the backstage one, were excellent.

    I can certainly see her getting to Mania with the belt. What I can't do is work out what happens between now and then. The Charlotte stuff seems done, although the 'finding her smile' or whatever angle they're doing with her does seem to end up back at Becky's door where she overcomes that challenge to put herself back on top. But I'm not sure who the immediate possible challengers are on Smackdown - everyone seems in a bit of a holding pattern.

    The only two options I can think of are Asuka and Naomi, but I don't think either has done much in singles competition recently? Could be a good set of matches with either one of them, though.

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  • LifeLostInRewind
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    Yeah, but Asuka is going to take it at Mania. I'd bet on it.

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  • Prime Time
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    Just giving this a bump because Becky is getting rave reviews and still holds the title.

    They could do with leaving it on someone, honestly. That belt has averaged five different reigns a year since it's creation. If Becky can stay popular, I say let her run with it.

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  • LifeLostInRewind
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    But for how long?

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  • Oliver
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    It is that simple, though - the fact that WWE (likely) won't do it doesn't make the answer less straightforward.

    Anyway, I'm really glad they've made Becky champion now. And the crowd loved it, by and large.

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  • LifeLostInRewind
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    Originally posted by Oliver View Post
    Not necessarily. Becky is as hot as hell right now. It's exactly the same as Strowman, and the answer is the same as Strowman - you change the plan.

    Becky Vs Rousey at Mania with both titles on the line, or champion Vs champion.

    It's that simple.
    I'm sure that's something most of us would book, but this is WWE we're talking about. The company that completely derailed Asuka, contradicted themselves on Rousey earning herself the title match etc. You're giving them a little too much credit.

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  • typeitinmaan
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    but it's not that simple because they wont change the plan, thus subjecting lynch to the same halt in momentum that she may never get back. Hope I'm wrong

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  • Oliver
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    Not necessarily. Becky is as hot as hell right now. It's exactly the same as Strowman, and the answer is the same as Strowman - you change the plan.

    Becky Vs Rousey at Mania with both titles on the line, or champion Vs champion.

    It's that simple.

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  • LifeLostInRewind
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    Yeah, the wwe did book themselves in a corner here.

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  • typeitinmaan
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    Charlotte should have been a cockier than ever heel bragging about cementing her legacy after beating Asuka instead of all that Carmella stuff we had to deal with that amounted to nothing and made nobody better.

    This is a tough spot for Lynch because it definitely does feel a lot like 2017 Braun Strowman getting hot and having to deal with Reigns and Lesnar's long term plans being in place with the Rousey/Charlotte rumors. How do you keep Charlotte strong and not derail Lynch? How do you distance these two from each other eventually if that's the plan? Is distancing from each other even the right move? Do you throw Asuka in at some point to be fodder for someone? Is that even the right move?

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  • Oliver
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    Aside from the very small amount of 'I'm not doing this to please you people anymore' in that Becky promo, that's one hundred percent a fiery face promo. 100%. I'm sorry, it just is.

    Roll with me for a second, but imagine a scenario in early 2014 where Daniel Bryan and Triple H are having a promo-off in the middle of the ring. And if that comes out of Daniel Bryan's mouth, people are going to cheer like shit for it.

    They are literally begging for me to cheer for Becky when she's out cutting promos like that.

    I think there's also a bit of Roman-itis setting in about Charlotte. More than a whiff of 'when Charlotte's not on screen, everyone should be talking about Charlotte' to it all, and WWE are clearly super invested in her being on top of the women's division regardless of show or other talent - and people are getting bored of that. And Becky is throwing out massive truths like the above, and it's relateable to a lot of the audience because they're seeing exactly what she's saying being played out in the way WWE treat Charlotte and the way they've used Becky.

    I want Becky to be champion, and to subsequently hold that title through her rematch. And then let's see Becky get set up against someone new at a main event level and let Charlotte be the person who's down the card giving shine to people like the IIconics, or Naomi, or Sonya Deville and Mandy Rose.

    Thing is, I don't think they're going to do that. Because of the rumoured Rousey match at Mania 35, they're going to continue with her at the top of the program until they can run that face off, probably do it title for title too. And what does that mean?

    It means everything that Becky is saying is right.

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  • SirSam
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    I’m normally not for hot potatoing the belt but I think in this case it would be excellent if Becky won it even just for one ppv cycle. It sets her up as a threat long term and pays off the character and story a bit.

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  • LifeLostInRewind
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    I'm not going to lie. I find Becky Lynch a hell of a lot more attractive than Charlotte Flair. I am also liking this heel run of hers, but if they do a double turn, I won't be happy. I think this heel turn is exactly the way to freshen Becky's character.

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