Survivor Series is the yearly battle of the brands for the WWE. It puts Raw’s top wrestlers against Smackdown’s top wrestlers. This year, Raw women’s champion Ronda Rousey will face Smackdown women’s champion Becky Lynch. This match is a mistake! Here is why.
Right now, Rousey and Lynch are the two hottest women on the roster in terms of crowd support and momentum. Rousey is one of the most recognizable stars on the entire roster. Becky’s rise to the position she is in has been hard earned. These two athletes are on a collision course to face off one way or the other. The problem is, it just shouldn’t happen yet.
On paper this is a big match. A match that deserves more than the backing of a brand versus brand story. There is way more story that could be told to build a match between these two.
Why not continue to build Becky? Charlotte comes back, wins a number one contender match and challenges again for the title. This time, Charlotte wins with underhanded tactics and attacks Becky after the match. Double turn complete. Becky loses the title but is elevated in the eyes of the fans.
Becky then goes on to win the Royal Rumble, they build towards her challenging Charlotte because of the history between the two. But then we “swerve everyone bro.” Becky announces that at Wrestlemania she is challenging Ronda not Charlotte. Then you are off to the races.
Instead, the WWE is sneaking in a cool down tactic that they have used before. Rush the hot rising contender to the top match and have them lose. They did it with Samoa Joe and Braun Strowman. Those guys were put in matches with Brock Lesnar with little to no build up. It was done at time that they where both men were building momentum and gaining big crowd support. The loses cooled them down.
A loss at Survivor Series for Becky will hurt her momentum. The only way they save it, would be to have Becky dominate the match and lose at the end. We all know that isn’t going to happen. My guess is that Becky will get in some good offense, probably the most anyone has ever got against Ronda. Overall, the match will continue to build Ronda with a decisive win.
Building Ronda is exactly what the WWE needs to be doing. They just don’t have to play one of their bigger cards in Becky to do so. What about Sasha Banks? What about Bayley? What about Raven? (sorry had to throw that in)
Sasha and Bayley have enough equity in their characters to be believable challengers. I realize they are eating up the mid-card right now. That isn’t anything a few weeks of convincing wins would not fix. Both women are former champions and wins over them would help continue to build Rousey.
All speculation aside, this match is interesting. I want to see it. This match needs to be played a different way. Becky is not at her peak character wise. Ronda is not at her peak performance wise. By the time Wrestlemania comes around next year, with the right build, they could both be at the top of their game. Then a match between these two would make sense. Right now, Ronda Rousey vs Becky Lynch is a mistake.
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