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Top 5 challengers for Becky Lynch and the RAW Women’s Championship

Last week Becky Lynch passed the amazing milestone of becoming a full year champion. Since winning the title at Wrestlemania 35, Lynch has defeated all who have stepped up to challenge her.

Newcomers such as Lacey Evans and Shayna Baszler who brought new offence and different challenges were both unable to take away Lynch’s prized possession. Old foes like Natalya, Sasha Banks and Asuka, who all brought their A-game were also fruitless in their challenges for the title.

While Becky stands atop of the division it now leaves both in somewhat of a predicament. Becky a challenger-less champion and a division without any serious and credible contenders.

Of course, this is a solvable problem. With a few weeks of the right story and build, anyone can become the next number one contender. But as we have seen in the cases of Banks and Baszler especially, even the most credible of challenger and most likely of contender to dethrone Lynch have fallen at the last hurdle.

So let’s take a look a the most logical and the most likely superstars that can challenge for and ultimately win the RAW Women’s Championship.

Take a look at the list and agree or disagree, let us know in the comments below.


Shayna Baszler

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Shayna Baszler and Becky Lynch have a built-in, long-running story that stems from their vicious history and Lynch’s feud with Ronda Rousey. While NXT champion Baszler and Lynch got to mix it up in the main event of Survivor Series along with Bayley. It was not until WrestleMania 36 the two would meet in the ring again.

On the road to WrestleMania, Baszler was put into very prominent positions and built up as one of the most dominant and destructive wrestlers in the company. At Royal Rumble, it was widely assumed that Baszler was to win but she was eliminated by Charlotte. At Elimination Chamber, Baszler ran roughshod over the other competitors, Asuka included. This build put Baszler as the fiercest contender that Lynch had faced.

At WrestleMania 36 Lynch and Baszler beat each other senseless and toward the end of the match, it seemed as though Baszler had Lynch beat with the Kaifuda Clutch. But Baszler would fall victim to the Lynch special, (and the same type of move that defeated Rousey) a crafty/fluky roll-up pin.

This type of indecisive and controversial victory leaves the door wide open for the feud to continue. Both Lynch and Baszler are fierce and proud fighters and certainly not one to let this match be the end to their story.

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