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Becky Lynch Breaks Kayfabe To Thank Several Stars After Crown Jewel

Becky Lynch with the SmackDown Women's Title

Becky Lynch has broken character to thank several WWE Superstars as well as the producer she calls “one of the great minds the wrestling business has” following Crown Jewel.

At WWE Crown Jewel Becky Lynch retained her SmackDown Women’s Championship in a chaotic Triple Threat Match against Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair.

At various stages in the match each woman looked as though they might grab the win, but in the end it was The Man who got the job done. Belair had hit the KOD on Lynch leaving her in prime position to win the title but Banks jumped on her rival with the two fighting to the outside. Banks quickly re-entered, going to pin Lynch who was still lying prone on the canvas, only to be rolled up by the champion with a little help from the ropes.

The victory means that as a result of the draft, the SmackDown Women’s Title will be heading to Raw with Becky Lynch while Charlotte Flair jumps to SmackDown with the Raw Women’s crown.

Posting on Instagram after the event, Lynch broke character to pay tribute to several WWE Superstars including new Queen’s Crown winner, Zelina Vega.

The Man also praised WWE producer TJ Wilson, formerly known as Tyson Kidd, describing him as “one of greatest minds the wrestling business has.”

Elsewhere at Crown Jewel, Xavier Woods achieved his childhood dream of being crowned King of the Ring. Heading into the tournament, Woods had been open about what the competition meant to him, and his desire to win. After hard-fought battle with The Prince, Finn Balor, Woods did just that before donning the crown in celebration.

In the show’s main event, Roman Reigns retained his Universal Championship by defeating Brock Lesnar but it was far from straightforward. The two men went to war over SmackDown’s top championship before the match broke down entirely.

Referee Charles Robinson was knocked down, as a result a Lesnar pin on Reigns was missed before Paul Heyman slid the Universal Title belt into the ring between the two stars. A literal tug-of-war ensued with Lesnar winning out before The Usos ran in to level him with dual Superkicks. This left the door open for Reigns to hit his rival with the belt with a second referee running in to count the pin that followed.