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Doudrop Wins Triple Threat, Will Face Becky Lynch At Royal Rumble

Doudrop (Piper Niven)

Doudrop emerged victorious after a triple threat match on Raw and will face Becky Lynch for the Raw Women’s Championship at the Royal Rumble.

On the January 3rd episode of Monday Night Raw, Sonya DeVille officially declared that Becky Lynch’s next challenger to for the Raw Women’s Championship would be determined in a triple threat match between Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan, and Doudrop.

The match was made after Belair and Morgan brawled with Becky in the ring earlier in the show, and also after Doudrop complained to DeVille that the same people keep getting championship opportunities and that she was due a shot.

Speaking on Raw Talk after the show, Lynch said that she was surprised that the former Piper Niven was even in the match before appearing to plan some kind of mutiny with the Scottish star.

“A triple threat? [Becky then inquires about who’s involved] Wait, Doudrop? When did Doudrop get in? Huh. Doudrop. A Fellow Celt. Maybe there’s something to that. A couple of Celts getting together, overthrow the Yanks. Doudrop. Huh. Doudrop.”

When pressed on who she would like to face at the Rumble, Lynch simply said: “Doudrop.”

The champion took things into her own hands to make sure she got her wish. Things took a turn in the triple threat when Bianca Belair had a near certain victory over Liv Morgan after a KOD, but Becky Lynch herself interfered, attacking the EST and pulling her out of the ring before throwing her across the announce table.

This interference allowed the Scottish superstar to pin Liv Morgan for the win, earning her first shot at the Raw Women’s Championship.

After the match, Doudrop extended her hand to Becky Lynch in a show of solidarity, but the champion rebuffed the gesture with a slap in the face.

The former NXT UK Superstar made her way onto the main roster with another fiery redhead when the returning Eva Marie introduced the Scottish wrestler as her protégé. Eva Marie showed disrespect from the start, not knowing her protégé’s name and christening her “Doudrop” on a whim.

After weeks of a tense relationship, the team broke up and the former Piper Niven handed Eva Marie a series of losses before Eva disappeared from television and was eventually released from the company.

Becky Lynch has held gold in the WWE since her shocking return at SummerSlam, where she defeated Bianca Belair in short order for the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Belair was scheduled to face Sasha Banks at the event, but after Banks was mysteriously absent and declared unable to compete, The Man took her place and left SummerSlam with the title.

Lynch became Raw Women’s Champion when she was drafted to Raw in October while Charlotte Flair, who held the Raw Women’s Championship at the time, was drafted to SmackDown. The October 22nd episode of SmackDown featured a tense segment during which the women exchanged their titles, but the segment got heated and the women ended up in a backstage altercation.