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Becky Lynch Claims Brand Supremacy Concept Of Survivor Series Is “Outdated”

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WWE Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch will represent the red brand at the upcoming Survivor Series but thinks fighting for brand supremacy at the event has had its day.

Survivor Series has been WWE’s November spectacular since the event’s inception in 1987. For much of the show’s tenure teams of five have strived to survive, although in more recent years the show has been less about survival and more about bragging rights.

Since the brand split between Raw and SmackDown was reintroduced in WWE in 2016, Survivor Series has been a battle between Raw and SmackDown – with NXT playing a pivotal role in the 2019 edition as well. This year will be no different with a men’s and women’s traditional tag team match planned between the brands while the champions of Raw and SmackDown will also face off.

However, eyebrows were raised when teams began to get announced for the event and all 5 of Raw’s men’s team originally announced were part of SmackDown until just a few weeks ago.

Becky Lynch spoke to Vicente Beltran about the upcoming event and says a tangible prize for the winning brand would get the competitive juices of the WWE stars flowing:

“Yeah, I mean, that would be helpful. The whole brand supremacy is a little outdated. But at the same time, we’re all competitors, and you always want to be the best, and whatever it is, whatever carrot they dangle, you always want to be the best.”

“Whether it’s ‘here, the winner gets a freakin’ banana’. Like, well, I want that freakin’ banana. I want to prove that I deserve that banana. So you always want to be the best, so I think whatever the logic is, you can make it work when you’re a competitive human, which we all are. You don’t get to WWE if you’re not competitive.”

It was in the run-up to Survivor Series 2018 that Becky Lynch led an invasion of SmackDown women on Raw. After taking out then Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey backstage, Lynch came to the ring when she suffered a broken nose at the hands of Nia Jax. The bloodied face of Lynch became iconic and the fan support garnered led to The Man winning the main event of WrestleMania 35.

Becky Lynch is set to face SmackDown Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair at the event. All eyes are sure to be on this match given their ill-fated title exchange and Lynch’s recent comments where she revealed that the two women no longer speak.

h/t Sportskeeda