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5 effects of Becky Lynch's injury on WWE's booking

Lynch has been one of the most interesting superstars to watch on SmackDown Live
Lynch has been one of the most interesting superstars to watch on SmackDown Live
Masoom Alli
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Becky Lynch has been on the run of her life over the past few months, and many in the WWE Universe would feel that it is about time this happened. Her supposed heel turn on Charlotte Flair made her more of a fan favourite than anything else, and she has been gathering more and more momentum during her title run.

Lynch has been such a popular figure that the build before her proposed match with Ronda Rousey saw fans getting behind The Irish Lass Kicker, and actually positioning her as a favourite to win the match against Rousey.

Many wrestling observers and fans had also pointed out that Lynch winning the match would be a terrific idea, and that was exactly what would be needed in order for Lynch to really take her career to the next level.

Lynch has been one of the most interesting superstars to watch on SmackDown Live, and can easily be considered as one of the main attractions on the show. It is clear the WWE have many plans in store for her, and that we can expect her to have an extended title run.

Or at least that was the case until the episode of Monday Night Raw before Survivor Series. Lynch led a SmackDown Live women's invasion of Raw, and the ensuing brawl saw Lynch being injured by Nia Jax.

The injury would force the WWE to change the Survivor Series match between Lynch and Rousey, due to Lynch not being medically cleared to compete at the event, with Charlotte Flair taking her place.

The question now is how many more changes to their plans the WWE will have to make due to Lynch's injury, and how this will affect her push going forward. This article will look at 5 such plans.


#1 Charlotte Flair's heel turn

The crowd responded to Flair with cheers in the same way they have cheered Lynch
The crowd responded to Flair with cheers in the same way they have cheered Lynch

Charlotte Flair took Lynch's place against Rousey at Survivor Series, and while she was an expected replacement for Becky, her heel turn and actions were completely unexpected.

Flair unleashed one of the most brutal assaults we have ever seen on WWE television, especially in the women's division. There were many fans who were surprised by what ensued, and this was a move which turned Flair into a crowd favourite in a matter of minutes.

This was not a random move, and it was a sign that the WWE had learned from the experiment with Lynch. The new badass persona which Flair adopted was similar to that of Lynch's, and the crowd responded to Flair with cheers in the same way they have cheered Lynch through her run with the title.

With Lynch currently not cleared to wrestle, the WWE needed a badass babyface to take the mantle, and this was the catalyst which led to Flair turning heel.

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Edited by Anthony Akatugba Jr.

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