Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch was recently on ESPN’s Cheap Heat podcast, and she was asked how she felt about watching CM Punk’s fight against Micky Gall at UFC 203. She said:
“I felt very uncomfortable, but man, fair play to him.”
She was then asked about how she felt about Conor McGregor talking trash to WWE Superstars:
“Look, McGregor is a businessman through and through. He’s obviously a wrestling fan. He used a wrestling line to offend wrestlers. He knows what he’s doing, he’s using wrestling style promos, and it has gotten him to where he is today. He’s just being a smart businessman and fair play to him for it.”
Becky clearly has a great sense of awareness of what is going on. She is the face of the Smackdown Live Women’s division and is a beloved fan favourite. She is the perfect fit for the role to represent the women’s division of the blue brand. Many felt that Becky was long overdue for the Championship as she had never won a title in WWE, not in NXT, and she was the only one of the four horsewomen not to win the NXT Women’s Championship.
Now, she finally got a Women’s Championship, and she is the inaugural Smackdown Women’s Champion, which is quite prestigious. She is definitely one of the stars who benefited the most from the brand split along with the likes of AJ Styles, Heath Slater, Kevin Owens,etc. Becky is set to face Alexa Bliss at No Mercy for the Smackdown Women’s Championship in what will be the Lass Kicker’s first title defense.
It is unlikely that Becky will lose the title anytime soon as she just won the championship earlier this month. She has six overall challengers lined up to face her - Alexa Bliss, Natalya, Naomi, Nikki Bella, Carmella and Eva Marie. This is where long-term storytelling is going to play an important factor, as they need to spread out feuds over a long period of time for an effective payoff. Therefore, feuds would ideally last three months or so in order to have an effective payoff.
The issue now is that Raw has a bigger roster, and also the NXT Women’s division is filled with talents who are still in developmental stage (aside from Asuka), so it will be quite some time before we see another call-up to the main roster.
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