Becky Lynch vs Ronda Rousey: A WrestleMania Dream Match?
It was November 2018, Survivor Series was on the horizon and in keeping with the Raw vs Smackdown natured theme for the event, Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey was scheduled to face Smackdown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch.
The back and forth promos leading up to the event, particularly from The Man, were excellent and the WWE Universe was buzzing with anticipation for the clash between “The baddest women on the planet” and “The Man” at WWE’s Thanksgiving tradition event.
However, that all changed on the November 12 edition of Monday Night Raw. Lynch would lead the Smackdown Women’s division in an invasion of the Raw Women’s roster. During the brawl Nia Jax infamously injured Lynch, “breaking the face” of the Smackdown Women’s Champion and removing her from the Survivor Series match. Charlotte Flair was subsequently named as Lynch’s replacement and had a stand out match with Rousey at Survivor Series.
Many thought we would get to see the match we never saw between Rousey and Lynch at WrestleMania 35 in New Jersey, but we saw a “Winner Take All” Triple Threat Match between Ronda Rousey, Becky Lynch & Charlotte Flair for both Raw & Smackdown Women’s Championships instead. A match that Becky Lynch would go on to win, in the WrestleMania main event.
We haven’t seen Ronda Rousey in a WWE ring since, and some have even speculated that we never will again. However, could we see “The Baddest Women on the Planet” one more time in a WWE ring at WrestleMania 36? Could she face off against the very women she was supposed to face at Survivor Series 2018 in the match we’ve still yet to see?
Ronda Rousey vs Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship certainly is a match every member of the WWE Universe still wants to see. The finish to the WrestleMania match was controversial with the appearance that Rousey’s shoulders were not down for the 3 count which the referee counted. Therefore, the storyline of the never was Survivor Series match, the controversial WrestleMania finish and Rousey’s disappearance, the story is already built in for some compelling television.
Will WWE go in this direction? It’s too early to say and if history gives us any indication, WWE makes their mind up on certain WrestleMania matches mere weeks before the event itself.
Would you be interested in seeing this match at WrestleMania in 2020?