Becky Lynch’s 24/7 Championship quest has seen an unusual WWE name take an interest in facing her, as Ciampa expressed his desire to face ‘Big Time Becks’.
Monday’s WWE Raw episode featured one of the strangest matches in Becky Lynch’s career. The former Raw Women’s Champion found herself lower down the card, challenging Dana Brooke for the 24/7 Championship, a match she would ultimately lose in shock fashion.
The match was discussed during the following Wednesday’s edition of WWE’s The Bump, with Ciampa making an intriguing comment on the situation. ‘The Blackheart’ claimed he’d love to face Becky Lynch one-on-one, admitting that he’d have “taken a shot” at Becky if she’d captured the championship from Brooke (h/t Sportskeeda Wrestling):
“I was hoping to see her win the 24/7 title because then I would have taken a shot at Becky.”
WWE hasn’t regularly promoted intergender wrestling since Chyna was a full-time WWE Superstar. ‘The Ninth Wonder of the World’ regularly wrestled the likes of Chris Jericho and Jeff Jarrett, changing the industry as we knew it. At that time, WWE’s female talents were positioned as, for lack of a better term, the “eye candy”.
Through her persona as ‘The Man’, Becky Lynch has followed a similar path. She’s continued to change the game ever since her emphatic heel turn at the 2018 SummerSlam pay-per-view. A women’s main event at WrestleMania had been previously unfathomable prior to Lynch, Charlotte Flair, and Ronda Rousey achieving the feat in 2019.
At present, Lynch is experiencing a slump on WWE’s red brand. Since losing the Raw Women’s Championship to Bianca Belair at WrestleMania 38, she’s been unable to get back on track, with her latest quest against Dana Brooke culminating with a loss caused by an Asuka distraction.
Ciampa, meanwhile, was called up to Raw following his loss to Tony D’Angelo at NXT Stand And Deliver. He was stripped of his Tommaso name and underwent a trajectory change as he turned heel in doing so.