It was announced in December 2018 that former champions in WWE will no longer receive immediate title rematches. We have seen this rule used multiple times in 2019 so far, notably when Dean Ambrose (Intercontinental Championship) and Shinsuke Nakamura (United States Championship) lost their titles in January and instantly moved away from the title picture.
While the rule has certainly helped storylines move along faster, there is an obvious flaw: what happens if a champion loses their title without getting pinned or submitted? Are they entitled to a rematch?
Yet another Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair match is unlikely to excite the majority of WWE fans – they have been feuding almost non-stop since August 2018 – but it would make sense from a storyline perspective if “The Queen” were to be granted an immediate rematch for the SmackDown Women’s Championship that Lynch essentially won from Ronda Rousey.