WWE No Mercy 2016: Current champion Becky Lynch reportedly injured, removed from pay per view card
The Women’s championship title fight scheduled for No Mercy has been cancelled due to Becky Lynch’s reported injury. According to a source given to F4WOnline, Lynch has been injured between competing on SmackDown this past Tuesday and this weekend. Sadly, this injury will remove her from her scheduled match at No Mercy against number one contender Alexa Bliss. The nature of the injury has yet to be revealed, but it is severe enough to keep her off the event.
Although the nature and duration of the injury are currently undisclosed, rumours suggest the Women’s champion suffered a neck injury.
Lynch’s claim to fame was in NXT with the Four Horsewomen stable of Bayley, Sasha Banks, Becky Lynch, and Charlotte. The four were never an actual unit but they were given this name because they were the cornerstone of the Women’s division for the brand.
While names such as Paige, EMMA, Summer Rae, and Natalya all gave major contributions to NXT, the Four Horsewomen allowed it to thrive the way it is now. Each female superstar was awarded for their contribution to NXT.
Charlotte ended up being one of the key components in the Women’s division on the main roster since her debut in mid-2015, winning the championship multiple times. Sasha Banks would mirror Charlotte’s success, winning both the NXT and Women’s Championship.
Bayley would become a pillar in NXT, winning the NXT Women’s Championship and being a part of numerous Match of the Year candidates.
Becky Lynch, on the other hand, would be an important part of developing the NXT Women’s division. However, she never managed to win a championship while competing for the brand, unlike her stablemates. Despite this, she was still granted an opportunity to be called up to the main roster.
Lynch would be involved in great matches with both Charlotte and Sasha Banks since she being on the main roster, competing against both of them at WrestleMania 32. Coming very close to becoming champion, she ended up on the short end each time but cemented herself as being one of the most popular female wrestlers in the company. On a recent episode of Ride Along, Ric Flair equated Lynch’s popularity with that of Sting when it comes to Charlotte’s competitors.
The brand split gave Lynch an opportunity to become a top star, and she benefited from it more than nearly any other member on the roster.
With the newly-created SmackDown Live women’s roster and championship, Lynch finally seized an opportunity to win her first title, defeating Nikki Bella, Carmella, Naomi, Natalya, and Alexa Bliss to become the inaugural champion.
Unfortunately, for Lynch, her peak moment for the company may come to an end because of the injury. The recovery of which is hopefully speedy and does not affect her current push on SmackDown.