2019/02/12   |   Posted by   |   (0) Comments

The Man is out, and The Queen is in.

In a shocking turn of events, Mr. McMahon removed Becky Lynch from the WrestleMania Raw Women’s Title Match that she earned on the strength of her Royal Rumble Match victory, and Charlotte Flair has been handpicked to take her place. The Chairman’s decision came about after a contentious couple of weeks between Becky and the McMahon family, whose insistence that she obtain medical clearance for her injured knee led to a heated confrontation and an indefinite suspension for the former SmackDown Women’s Champion until she got the green light from WWE’s medical staff.

Doing so wasn’t enough to sway the immovable Mr. McMahon, however, especially after Becky attacked Stephanie McMahon on Raw one night before slapping Triple H on SmackDown LIVE, and The Chairman levied a 60-day suspension against The Man that would carry her past WrestleMania. Moments later, he introduced Charlotte as his pick to challenge Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at The Showcase of the Immortals, thus nixing one highly-anticipated matchup while setting the stage for a sequel to one of 2018’s most brutal, unexpected contests — a clash in which, coincidentally, Flair was a last-minute replacement for an injured Lynch as well.

Both champion and challenger will likely be hoping for a different result, as that Survivor Series bout ended in a disqualification in Ronda’s favor when a frustrated Flair unleashed an uncomfortable, prolonged attack with a steel chair and Kendo stick. Though Rousey technically escaped with the win, the savage showing revitalized Charlotte in the ensuing months and denied The Baddest Woman on the Planet a truly decisive victory. With no shortage of bad blood between the competitors, The Queen now has an opportunity to serve Rousey her first singles loss, take her championship and finish what she started. Of course, Rousey, with her long memory and vicious Armbar, has an opportunity of her own: To make Charlotte regret ever deciding to challenge her in the first place, let alone twice.

Tune in to WrestleMania to see whether Charlotte can take the Raw Women’s Title from Rousey when The Showcase of the Immortals streams live Sunday, April 7, at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network!

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2019/02/12   |   Posted by   |   (0) Comments

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Becky Lynch makes her way to the ring to make her decision about whether she will apologize or not.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Becky Lynch is in the ring, but she will not be alone for long because Triple H and Stephanie McMahon make their way to the ring.

Stephanie says it has been a long night and she wants to know if cooler heads have prevailed. Will she get to live her dream or not. Hunter says they want this to work out. Stephanie says she meant that this could be the biggest match in Wrestlemania history. You have to accept the consequences of your actions. Will you say those two little words or will you throw away your moment in history?

Hunter tells Becky to shut them out because it has nothing to do with them. Don’t let strangers dictate your future. Their opinions don’t matter. What do you want? Do you want Wrestlemania? This is your moment?

Becky says she thinks they don’t want her near that match. She got advice whether she wanted it or not. She does not trust them and she got angry when she thought her chance was being taken away from her. She punched Stephanie and slapped Hunter. If all that keeps her from her dream is two little words . . .

I’m sorry.

Now that that nonsence is out of the way, her path to Ronda Rousey is clear. If anybody tries to steal her dream, they will be in the fight of their life. No one is taking her dream from her.

Hunter says she wouldn’t have it any other way. You are going to Wrestlemania.

Becky asks if that is it as Hunter and Stephanie leave the ring.

Becky tells Ron Ron is The Man versus the Baddest Person on the Planet at Wrestlemania.

Ronda Rousey makes her way to the ring

Vince McMahon makes his way to the stage and he wants this to stop. Before you do something silly, he wants to get something off his chest. It could be one of the greatest matches in WWE history but she does not like Becky’s attitude. Vince says that he is the man and the man has a tough decision to make. You are suspended for 60 days. That suspension runs out five days after Wrestlemania.

We need someone who knows their lane and will stay in it. We need someone who will take Ronda to the limit and we need Charlotte Flair.

Vince tells Ronda to get used to it because the conclusion will be Charlotte Flair as Raw Women’s Champion.

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Charlotte Flair makes her way to the ring.

Charlotte says they say the only thing more dangerous that ignorance is arrogance and that got the best of Becky Lynch. She refused medical attention and attacked Stephanie McMahon. It was her behavior that got Becky suspended. Charlotte says she hopes Becky is okay for Wrestlemania. Charlotte says she knows someone who is 100% healthy and would like to face Ronda Rousey at Wrestlemania.

Charlotte points to the Wrestlemania sign.

Becky Lynch makes her way through the crowd and Charlotte tells security to make sure that this fan has a ticket. It is one thing to take her dad’s catchphrase, but it takes a lot to take Roman’s entrance.

Becky makes her way into the ringside area.

Becky tells Charlotte to stop boring the people to death. Becky says The Man is back on Smackdown.

Charlotte says that Becky is limping on Smackdown.

Becky and Charlotte talk over each other until . . .

HHH’s music plays and he tells Becky to go home because she is suspended. Hunter tells Becky to see a doctor if she wants her suspension ended. Hunter tells Charlotte to leave because it does not concern her.

Hunter says it is between him and Becky. If you want to go to Wrestlemania and face Ronda Rousey, see the doctor and get cleared.

Becky says she does not trust Hunter or anyone.

Hunter says Becky doesn’t have to trust it. It is what it is. See the doctor and get medically cleared and see Ronda Rousey. Until then, go home.

Becky asks Hunter how is Steph as he leaves the ring and she asks if Stephanie was medically cleared after he punched her in the face.

Hunter says he did not see it until now. Hunter says he bought into the “i’m the Man” crap like everyone else. You are not the man. You are just a self destructor, afraid of failure. You can stand there with that smug look on your face, but Hunter says she knows he is right. You are looking for a way out of this thing. When you scratched and clawed your way to the pinnacle of your career. You got your match at Survivor Series and you came to Raw and wrecklessly found a way out of the match. You knew it was a suicide mission and you did it. You came out the next night and claimed to be a martyr. You said you are in medical prison and it is a convenient excuse.

You scratched and clawed your way back to get a match at Wrestlemania. Now, here we are with the convenient excuse looking for a way out. The truth is that you are afraid. You are scared. That is what this is all about. You are afraid to go to the doctor and scared of what they will say. Hunter says he does not believe that Becky is injured. He asks if this is an act to get out of the match. You’ll say that you are scared and then they will tell you that you cannot go to Wrestlemania. You are scared that the doctor will say that you can go to Wrestlemania and you can face Ronda Rousey. If you do, you are afraid that at Wrestlemania, Ronda Rousey will expose you as the fraud you are.

Hunter says that Becky is afraid that on the biggest stage of them all with the world watching, that you will show that Becky Lynch fears Ronda Rousey.

Becky slaps Hunter.

Hunter and Becky stare each other down. Becky smiles and walks away.

Becky leaves through the crowd.

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2019/01/09   |   Posted by   |   (0) Comments

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Match Number Four: Charlotte Flair versus Becky Lynch versus Carmella in a Number One Contender Match

Becky tells Charlotte to bring it but Charlotte wooos instead. Carmella sends Becky to the mat and Charlotte goes for a slam on Carmella but Carmella gets to her feet and she gets a near fall with a rolup. Becky with a European uppercut to Charlotte followed by a back heel kick to Carmella. Becky kicks Charlotte to the floor and then hits a forearm off the apron to Carmella and follows with a clothesline to Charlotte.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Charlotte with a shoulder from the apron and she drops Becky on the top rope. Charlotte goes up top and Becky with a forearm and press slam onto Carmella. Becky drop kicks Charlotte and hits a back senton onto Carmella and Becky gets a near fall. Charlotte with chops and Becky with forearms while Carmella watches from the floor. Charlotte with the advantage but Becky with a Thesz Press and punches. Charlotte with punches to Becky but Carmella kicks Charlotte. Carmella with a Flatliner to Becky and Charlotte goes for the figure four but Carmella counters into Code of Silence.

Charlotte gets Carmella up but Carmella with a victory roll for a near fall. Carmella with a jaw breaker and Becky with a missile drop kick to Carmella. Charlotte with a fallaway slam into the turnbuckles. Charlotte with a back breaker and boot to Carmella. Charlotte puts Becky next to Carmella and sets for a moonsault onto both. Becky gets up and Charlotte kicks Becky and Charlotte with a moonsault onto both and she gets a near fall on Becky and then Carmella.

We go to commercial.

We are back and Becky and Charlotte fight on the turnbuckles. Becky goes for a superplex but Charlotte blocks it and Carmella pulls Becky off the turnbuckles. Carmella with a handstandcanrana attempt but Charlotte blocks it. Carmella with a Frankensteiner for a near fall. Carmella kicks Charlotte to the floor and then she kicks Becky off the apron. Carmella with a suicide dive onto Becky. Charlotte goes for a moonsault to the floor and Carmella and Becky move. Becky with an exploder to Carmella on the floor. Becky kicks Carmella against the ringside barrier.

Charlotte kicks Becky off the apron and Carmella with a rollup on Charlotte. Charlotte with Natural Selection on Becky as Becky tries for DisArmHer on Carmella. Carmella with a super kick and she gets a near fall on Becky. Charlotte breaks up the cover. Carmella slaps Charlotte and then connects with forearms. Charlotte slaps Carmella and then applies the figure four leg lock and Charlotte bridges. Becky with a leg drop off the turnbuckles to Charlotte and Becky gets a near fall. Becky with DisArmHer on Charlotte but Carmella with a super kick. Carmella sends Charlotte to the floor.

Becky blocks a suplex from Carmella and Charlotte with a spear on Becky. Carmella with a super kick to Charlotte and Becky with DisArmHer on Carmella and Carmella taps out.

Winner: Becky Lynch

After the match, Smackdown Women’s Champion Asuka makes her way to the ring.

Asuka and Becky exchange some words.

We go to credits.

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