Once again, The Man has come around, ready to defy the establishment when she battles longtime adversary Charlotte Flair with huge WrestleMania implications.
Originally slated to face Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey for the illustrious title after winning the 2019 Women’s Royal Rumble Match, Lynch was subsequently suspended by WWE Chairman Mr. McMahon and replaced by Flair after she attacked both Stephanie McMahon and Triple H over her refusal to be checked out by medical personal for a potential injury.
Following The Man’s arrest on Raw last Monday for violating her suspension numerous times and attacking everyone in sight, Rousey urged Stephanie to allow Lynch to challenge for the title at WrestleMania. The Chief Brand Officer then reiterated that Lynch would not compete at The Show of Shows, and that The Baddest Woman on the Planet would defend her title against SmackDown LIVE’s Charlotte Flair as scheduled.
Given the McMahon family’s refusal to budge on the Lynch situation, Rousey laid the Raw Women’s Title down in front of Stephanie and left it there, leaving many to wonder if she would carry the championship to WrestleMania at all.
In light of Rousey’s actions, it was determined that she had, in fact, vacated the title. In the wake of that news, it was also announced that Becky had been reinstated and would face Charlotte to crown a new Raw Women’s Champion. However, before Raw ended, Rousey appeared before the WWE Universe and made it clear she never vacated the title, unleashing a war of words on all parties involved.
As a result, Becky Lynch will still battle Charlotte Flair at WWE Fastlane this Sunday, but not for the Raw Women’s Title. Instead, if Lynch wins, she will be added to the Raw Women’s Championship Match between Rousey and Flair at WrestleMania 35.
Will this showdown between bitter rivals dramatically alter The Showcase of the Immortals?