WrestleMania 35 is a little over two months away, but there’s one match that’s already the talk of the wrestling world.
Becky Lynch is arguably the hottest thing in WWE right now, and rightfully so. She has everything you could possibly ask for: talent, charisma, and a passion that has made her a fan favorite for years now. Once she won the women’s Royal Rumble several weeks ago, everyone knew who she would be choosing to face on the grandest stage of them all: RAW Women’s Champion, Ronda Rousey.
This is the showdown fans have been waiting for ever since their original match at Survivor Series was scrapped due to Lynch’s injury. The dynamic between the two showed that their feud is quite possibly the best one going at the moment and is worthy of main-eventing the company‘s biggest show of the year.
But then rumors started going around saying that Charlotte Flair is almost a guarantee to be added to the match as well. In my opinion, this shouldn’t be happening; Lynch and Rousey should have their time to shine without having another woman being thrown into the mix.
By no means am I saying that Flair doesn’t deserve to be in that position; she’s consistently been one of the best performers on the roster and always shines in big-time matches. But she’s been a part of quite a few history-making moments for the women already.
She’s competed in the inaugural WWE Women’s Championship match at WrestleMania 32, the first women’s hell in a cell match, the first women’s match to main event a pay-per-view, the first iron woman match, the first women’s Money in the Bank ladder match, the first women’s TLC match, and was the first woman to main event RAW, SmackDown Live, and a pay-per-view. She also was the first woman to win the NXT, Divas, RAW, and SmackDown Live Women’s Championships.
That’s a lot of firsts for one competitor, but it’s gotten to the point where WWE feels like they have to always insert Flair into “history-making” moments. This is starting to not sit well with fans, who have been pleading for the company to leave the RAW Women’s Championship match at ‘Mania as a singles match and not a triple threat.
Flair’s WrestleMania moment has come and gone, and now it should be Lynch’s turn to steal the show. For far too long she was, as she has said before, stuck in Flair’s shadow and this should be her chance to make some history herself. If WWE wants The Man to continue to be one of their top stars, then they should have her face Rousey one-on-one.
In addition, there are other rumors stating that Rousey could be done with the company for a little while after WrestleMania. If that’s the case, who knows when we would see Lynch vs. Rousey again. There’s no better time than now to have these two come to blows.
Last week’s face-off between the two on RAW is a prime example of why this feud doesn’t need Flair. The fans are already fully invested in this storyline and are behind Lynch in a way that we haven’t seen since Daniel Bryan back in 2014. I think adding Flair might take away from the gold mine WWE already has in its lap.
With Lynch currently suspended and the fact that she wasn’t an “official entrant” in the Rumble, Flair has a legitimate complaint about not being in the main event. If that’s going to be the case, have the two face off at Elimination Chamber or Fastlane with the spot in the match on the line. Then Lynch can win and move on, while Flair could move into a feud with SmackDown Women’s Champion, Asuka.
These next few weeks will show if WWE is really listening in regards to this match. You know how the old saying goes: “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. The fans want Lynch to face Rousey on her own and not have to deal with Flair in the process.
The Man’s WrestleMania moment has been a long time coming, and it shouldn’t be diminished because there’s a supposed need for The Queen to make more history.