On Raw this past Monday night, “The Man” Becky Lynch came to town and confirmed what many in the WWE Universe suspected for WrestleMania season. Thanks to winning this year’s female iteration of the Royal Rumble Match, Lynch earned the opportunity to challenge for either the Raw or SmackDown Women’s Championship on April 7 at wrestling’s biggest stage. Lynch’s appearance on Raw confirmed that she will challenge “Rowdy” Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship in what will presumably be the main event of the evening. However, this match may not be set in stone just yet.
Reports are swirling, and have been for the past couple of months, that Charlotte Flair will be added to the Rousey-Lynch dynamic to make the main event a Triple Threat Match. While some are skeptical of this idea, adding Flair into the match does nothing but good for everyone involved. With Lynch getting the pin on Flair instead of Rousey at WrestleMania, the crowd gets an ending they will all enjoy. Lynch will win the top women’s prize, Flair can eat the pin for the vocal section of the WWE Universe who feel she has been at the top of the division for too long as compared to other talent, and Rousey can lose the strap to the industry’s hottest star without losing her momentum, or as Lynch called it on Monday, her “mystique.”
Flair cannot be added out of the blue, however. She needs to earn her way into the match for storyline purposes, and Tuesday’s edition of SmackDown planted the seeds for her to do just that. Hobbling around the arena with an injured knee, Lynch landed a suckerpunch on Flair that ignited a miniature brawl of sorts between the two superstars. This could be the start of a scenario where Lynch’s hubris could lead to worsening her odds at WrestleMania. Flair, the intelligent, manipulative mind she is, could goad Lynch into a match at Elimination Chamber or Fast Lane. The stipulation could be added that if Lynch loses the match, Flair would be added to the main event of WrestleMania.
Lynch’s character would surely accept the match because one of its foundations is that she is always out to prove people wrong. Flair could persuade her just like she did on Tuesday, saying that Flair is the only reason for Lynch’s success and that Lynch’s Rumble win was a fluke. With the two battling on pay-per-view, Flair could attack Lynch’s injured knee throughout the match. Flair could then resort to underhanded means to survive Lynch’s inevitable comeback. Perhaps the best way could be through the use of a kendo stick when the referee is distracted, which would be a nice callback to Flair’s confrontation with Rousey at last year’s Survivor Series. This gives each character enough material to work with on weekly television before they collide with Rousey at MetLife Stadium. If the execution is carried out well, this would make the match at WrestleMania better in quality and even more satisfying for fans of Lynch by the end of the journey.