Fans witnessed Nia Jax continue to use her punch delivered to Becky Lynch as a catalyst for her rise as top villain of the Red Brand.
There has been a line drawn in the sand when it comes to Jax from the WWE Universe. Some critics feel she shouldn’t be rewarded by her actions against Lynch and “ruining” the chance to see Lynch versus Rousey, but she did win the title shot opportunity prior to this mishap at the Evolution pay-per-view.
WWE doesn’t seem to be punishing Jax at all, but instead continuing the push for her and coining her as the “Facebreaker.”
Jax was the sole survivor of her team from Survivor Series, thanks to a backstabbing altercation she had with Sasha Banks, where she pushed her off the top rope, causing her elimination by Asuka. As a result, we saw Banks team up with Bayley to face the Samoan cousins of Jax and Tamina.
Jax and Tamina defeated their opponents which made Banks and Bayley fall further into the abyss of defeat. There was an altercation between Bayley and Jax towards the end of the match, in which Jax punched her in the back of the head. The punch is obviously becoming her signature move, much as it has in the past for the Big Show.
Rousey came out to the ring later on during the show and officially announced her title defense against Jax at the TLC pay-per-view coming up in December. She also gave an open challenge for her title, to which acting General Manager Baron Corbin was not on board with. Once Rousey stated that she would go against Corbin himself, he allowed the match to happen. Mickie James emerged as the opponent for Rousey, but even with the best on the planet being under 100 percent, she still defeated James to retain her title.
After Rousey won her match and made her way to the top of the ramp, Jax and Tamina came out to the stage so that Jax could intimidate her next opponent.
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It’s safe to say that a Four Horsewomen feud is going to happen sooner or later. The groundwork has been planted with what would have been Lynch versus Rousey, but then turned into Charlotte Flair taking the attack into her own hands, this past Sunday.
With Shayna Baszler, Marina Shafir, and Jessamyn Duke all in NXT, their promotion to Raw could easily link them right up with their fourth member, Rousey. Survivor Series would have been the perfect time for Banks and Bayley to turn their back on Raw and jump ship to SmackDown, joining with their counterparts of Lynch and Flair, but that ball dropped. The pieces seem to be scattered around the different brands, but when will they all come together?
Bayley even took to social media to show how all four women are on the same page, again.
With the end of the year in sight, and the Royal Rumble quickly approaching, fans are starting to speculate what will happen at WrestleMania this year. Is WrestleMania when the feud between the two factions finally happens? There is still several months to build this up, if that is the case.
With all this to consider, should both Rousey and Lynch go into WrestleMania still champions?
If the Four Horsewomen feud does culminate at the biggest event of the year, maybe having titles assigned to Rousey and Lynch will hurt the rest of the Women’s Division. In this regard, neither title would be defended at WrestleMania.
Rousey’s build to be a undefeatable opponent could very well be ended by the “Facebreaker” herself, Jax. This may not happen at the TLC pay-per-view, but it could be drawn out until February, if need be.
As for Lynch, depending on when she will be cleared from injury, she currently does not have an opponent for her title. Putting her back against Flair would seem silly at this point, but never say never.
Naomi or Asuka could step up to Lynch in the near future. Lynch should be champion forever, but in order to have this iconic Four Horsewomen feud, the titles may have to go to other contenders.
Do you think Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey will still have their titles come WrestleMania? If so, do you think they will have a singles match, or will it be the Four Horsewomen match?