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  • #16
    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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    • #17
      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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      • #18
        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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        • #19
          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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          • #20
            But for how long?

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            • #21
              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.

              "The worst moron is the one too stupid to realise they're a moron."

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              • #22
                Yeah, but Asuka is going to take it at Mania. I'd bet on it.

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                • #23
                  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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                  • #24
                    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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                    • #25
                      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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                      • #26
                        Originally posted by Oliver View Post
                        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.
                        I posted this in the Live Discussion thread last night after RAW, so I posted it here b/c it is relevant, and true.

                        Originally posted by Powder View Post
                        I hope that Vince calls an audible and allows Becky to go over Rousey. When Rousey came out in the opening segment, she was not greeted with cheers, she was greeted with Becky chants. Then when Becky attacks, the crowd loved it, then when Becky was by herself on the ramp, she was cheered again. And finally when she hit Rousey with the chair she was cheered.

                        Becky can be the awesome antihero, if the WWE will let her become that. The crowd is behind her, and her character is perfect for it.
                        But you are correct, Becky is one of those wrestlers that the crowd wants so badly to become the star, like Austin did in the mid 90s, Punk did in the late aughts and early teens, and Bryan did in the mid teens.

                        Becky is exactly what the crowd wants, a hard worker who is doing everything on her own to get over. Letting her personality come through and using it to further her character. The crowd sees that and is really behind her. She is the exact opposite of Roman Reigns, Charlotte Flair, and to an extent Ronda Rousey. As Becky has said, she is NOT handpicked by the company to become the next face of it. She had to work her ass off to get where she is. No one is questioning the work that Rousey is doing, but she and the WWE ARE biting off her Name that was established outside of the WWE.

                        Rousey is different than Angle and Lesnar, because, while they both were extremely talented and successful athletes prior to the WWE, they were both prodigies in wrestling. Rousey is clearly NOT a prodigy, BUT she is an extremely hard worker, and is constantly improving every day, but she is no where near capable of carrying a match by herself. Alexa Bliss, Nia Jax, and Nikki Bella all carried Rousey through their matches. Rousey was NOT bad, but you can definitely see that she is still very green.

                        Becky has been wrestling since 2002, and is finally getting her chance to shine. Let her. Have this match with Rousey be exactly what it should be, a great match with a completely Dusty Finish. If the WWE is hell bent on keeping Rousey looking strong and do not want her to lose, then they MUST also protect Becky right now. They best way to do this IMO, which will make people unhappy, but it will protect both is; to have the match about 15 minutes long where Becky carries Rousey to a great match. Then towards the end of the match Becky gets the upper hand, and locks Rousey into the DisArmHer and it looks like Rousey will tap, but then Becky's next opponent (insert name here - suggestion: Sonya Deville or better yet, Shayna Baszler) runs in and costs Becky the match. (Like the Shield's debut).

                        This keeps everyone safe. Rousey would have lost, but she didn't. Becky should have won, but she didn't. AND Becky's focus is now on the woman who cost her the match and sets up the next feud.
                        Last edited by Powder; 11-13-2018, 07:52 AM.

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                        • #27
                          You know what Powder, I'd probably go with an almost identical style of booking with Ronda vs Lynch. Survivor Series is the perfect time to set things in motion for WrestleMania, so in my mind a screwy finish would be absolutely perfectly fine. With the final goal to once again arrive at Rousey vs Lynch later down the road but on a bigger stage (and preferably in the main event of whichever stage it may be).

                          That said, I expect them to just simply put Rousey over and this final RAW may have been setting her as somewhat of an underdog with the damage done by Lynch. However, I'd say that would be the complete wrong road to go down and there's a strong chance Rousey could start to get the Charlotte Flair treatment in reaction to the continued dominance.

                          So yeah, nothing wrong with a dusty finish in the middle of November.

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                          • #28
                            Originally posted by Powder View Post
                            They best way to do this IMO, which will make people unhappy, but it will protect both is; to have the match about 15 minutes long where Becky carries Rousey to a great match. Then towards the end of the match Becky gets the upper hand, and locks Rousey into the DisArmHer and it looks like Rousey will tap, but then Becky's next opponent (insert name here - suggestion: Sonya Deville or better yet, Shayna Baszler) runs in and costs Becky the match. (Like the Shield's debut).
                            Honestly, if they really wanted to - having Shayna, Shafir, and Duke interfere for Ronda would lead into the best story they could do right now. They won't - I'm not even sure how much Shafir and Duke have worked to date in NXT - but the storyline is right there and kind of begging to be told eventually with those four vs the NXT four. I'm honestly not sure they'll ever fire the gun on that one, though.

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                            • #29
                              Word going around that the Lynch/ Rousey match is off due to Becky getting a black eye last night. Really sucks if true.

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                              • #30
                                Originally posted by LK3185 View Post
                                Word going around that the Lynch/ Rousey match is off due to Becky getting a black eye last night. Really sucks if true.
                                Yeah just posted that in the SS thread as well. I think, while disappointing, it heats up the rivalry a bit more. Not sure how you can have either woman lose to be honest.

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