Earlier today, it was announced that Becky Lynch would be removed from her champion vs. champion match at Survivor Series against Ronda Rousey. Tonight, on SmackDown Live, Lynch chose Charlotte Flair to replace her.
Last night, on Raw, Lynch led the women of SmackDown Live in an invasion of the Blue Team’s women’s locker room, hyping the upcoming Survivor Series pay-per-view.
During the invasion, Nia Jax stiffed the SmackDown Women’s Champion by failing to pull a punch, and hit Lynch square in the face. The hit resulted in a broken nose and a severe concussion. Lynch was immediately pulled from further in-ring action, including her match at Survivor Series, until she could be cleared for physical work.
SmackDown General Manager Paige confirmed during tonight’s episode of the blue brand that Lynch would not fight at the upcoming pay-per-view, and would choose her replacement in the champion vs. champion match against Rousey.
Flair was among the women called up to the ring to be considered for the match, and in a move that the WWE Universe did not expect, was chosen by Lynch to be her replacement. Lynch acknowledged Flair’s abilities, and the pair shared a hug in-ring, signaling the possible end of their feud.
In an interview back stage, Flair proudly took on the responsibility of fighting for SmackDown, and for her friend by stating, “I will fight for Becky.”
Flair and Lynch have been feuding since Lynch’s unexpected heel turn at SummerSlam, where after a match for the SmackDown Women’s Championship, Lynch lost and attacked Flair.
Though it seems the two have put aside their differences, for the moment, there’s no telling where WWE will send this story.
Survivor Series will take place at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, this Sunday, Nov. 18.
Do you think Becky was sincere in her support of Charlotte? Will Charlotte win the match for the Blue Team?