On December 30th it was reported that Becky Lynch vs. Ronda Rousey is no longer the plan for WrestleMania 39.
It had long been believed that the pair would be meeting in a singles match at the event, with speculation going all of the way back before WrestleMania 38. The two women met in the main event of WrestleMania 35 back in 2019, but that match famously also included Charlotte Flair. The pair had been due to meet at the previous Survivor Series but injury prevented Lynch from competing.
After Ronda Rousey returned to WWE in January 2022 and won the women’s Royal Rumble Match a clash was teased multiple times on Raw. However, Rousey eventually chose to face Flair at WrestleMania.
Reason Why Becky Lynch WrestleMania Match Has Been Called Off
Following the news that the singles match between Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey is now off, a new report has given an insight as to why. Steven Muehlhausen of DAZN has noted that those close to Lynch feel the match has “lost it’s luster” and should have taken place in 2019.
“Sources: In regards to no Becky Lynch vs Ronda Rousey at Mania, people close to Lynch feel the match has lost its luster and should’ve been 1 on 1 at WrestleMania 35 when Ronda was at her apex.”
Sources: In regards to no Becky Lynch vs Ronda Rousey at Mania, people close to Lynch feel the match has lost its luster and should’ve been 1 on 1 at WrestleMania 35 when Ronda was at her apex. #WWE
— Steven Muehlhausen (@SMuehlhausenJr) December 31, 2022
WWE’s women’s division got a boost on the December 30th edition of SmackDown with the return to action of Charlotte Flair. The Queen had been absent since May when she was defeated by Ronda Rousey in an “I Quit” Match. At the time Flair was written off television due to her upcoming wedding to Andrade El Idolo.
Not only did Flair appear on SmackDown she also claimed the SmackDown Women’s Title in under a minute. After Rousey had successfully defended her title against Raquel Rodriguez, Flair made her entrance and laid down a challenge. Unable to walk away, Rousey accepted but was quickly defeated.
The win sees Flair become a 14-time Women’s Champion.