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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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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30 Woman Royal Rumble Match

Beth Phoenix joined the commentary team.

Lacey Evans drew #1. Evans took the mic and said, “Tonight, ya’ll will witness history.” She introduced herself and said she was the one and only true lady of WWE. She said she was here to clean up the entire women’s division.

Natalya drew #2.

They faced off and Lacey went for a hiptoss. Natalya blocked it and they faced off. They each went for a dropkick at the same time, missed, and faced off. Evans shoved Natalya. Lacey was clotheslined over the top but landed on the apron and made her way back into the ring, jumping over Natalya’s back. Natalya was caught on the top rope. Evans went for a powerbomb, but Natalya turned it into a rana. Evans missed a moonsault.

Mandy Rose was #3. She nailed a clothesline on Natalya and peppered her with forearms. Mandy tried to toss Natalya over but was fought off. Evans went for a kick but Natalya caught it and slammed her down. Natalya placed them both in the Sharpshooter at the same time. That is such a great spot.

Liv Morgan was #4. She charged Natalya but was backdropped over the top to the floor.

Liv Morgan is eliminated.

Morgan and Mandy double-teamed Natalya but Mandy was quickly turned on. Evans drilled both Mandy and Natalya in the corner.

Mickie James was #5. Mandy kicked down Evans. Mickie hit the ring and clotheslined everyone. She laid out Natalya with a kick. Mandy charged her but Mickie drilled her and hung herself over the ropes with an armbar. She saved herself from elimination, then tossed Mandy over the top. Mandy saved herself from being eliminated but was hit with a Lou Thesz Press.

Ember Moon was #6. Moon nailed a bodypress on James and Natalya. She drilled Evans with a Gourd Buster. Moon worked over Rose in the corner. She tried to toss Rose over the top but Mandy held on. Everyone battled.

Billie Kaye was #7. She refused to get in the ring and instead walked around ringside. She told the announcers that she was waiting for Peyton Royce to come out. Moon nailed a hip attack on Lacey in the corner. Everyone else tried to toss each other over the top.

Nikki Cross was #8. She got a nice pop. She attacked Kaye on the floor, then went to the top and hit a bodypress on everyone battling in the ring. She tossed Lacey over the top but Evans saved herself. Cross nailed a big splash in the corner on Mickie. Mandy confronted her but Cross broke free and nailed an inverted DDT. Kaye finally entered the ring but was tackled by Cross. They brawled on the mat.

Peyton Royce was #9. She charged the ring and attacked Cross. The IIconics worked over Cross. Moon snapped Peyton over with a rana. She tried to toss Peyton over the top but Billie made the save. They worked over Moon. Mickie battled with Lacey. Mandy and Cross battled in the ropes. Moon was tossed over the top but pulled herself through the middle rope to save herself.

Tamina was #10. She attacked everyone, dishing out Samoan Drops. Nikki drilled her with a running forearm. Tamina didn’t move. Cross loved that and they battled. Cross tackled her through the ropes. Tamina returned and nailed a superkick. She went to the top and nailed the Superfly Splash on Cross. Tamina was kicked away as she approached James. James nailed a Thesz Press off the ropes. Everyone battled. Mickie was sent over the top. She fought to get back in the ring but was superkicked off the apron by Tamina.

Mickie James is eliminated.

Xia Li from WWE NXT was #11. She went right after Tamina and nailed her with a spinning kick. She scored with kicks on everyone. She and Tamina battled. It was a little rough but Li drilled her with a version of Trouble in Paradise to take down Tamina.

Sarah Logan was #12. She attacked Natalya and then drilled both of the IIconics with knees. She slammed Moon down, then dumped her over the top. Moon was saved by her boots catching the bottom of the ropes as she hung upside down. Cross was dumped by the IIconics.

Nikki Cross is eliminated.

Charlotte Flair is unlucky #13. Everyone went after her as she hit the ring and she fired away with chops. Lacey Evans dumped both of the IIconics.

Billie Kaye and Peyton Royce are each eliminated.

Xia Li was drilled with a big boot and crashed to the floor.

Xia Li is eliminated.

Charlotte and Tamina chopped each other as everyone else battled.

#14 was Kairi Sane.

Charlotte clotheslined Tamina over the top to the floor.

Tamina is eliminated.

Charlotte and Sane choped back and forth. Moon and Rose battled in the corner. Lacey and Natalya battled. Natalya nailed a back suplex on Sarah Logan. Kairi drilled her with the Insane elbow. The crowd chanted “NXT!”

Natalya and Sane double teamed Logan and tossed her out.

Sarah Logan is eliminated.

Kairi went to high-five Natalya but was kicked in the gut instead.

Number 15 was Maria Kanellis. Kanellis tried to get Lacey and Flair to listen to her but they instead attacked her. They argued with each other, allowing Maria to nailed a double bulldog on them. She attacked Moon and set up for the Bronco Buster. Flair speared her and told her she didn’t belong in this ring, but before she could dump her, Evans attacked her again and they battled away into the corner.

Number 16 was Naomi. She attacked Mandy, as you would expect and tried to suplex her out of the ring to the floor. They battled on the apron. Naomi caught her with a kick and tossed her off the apron to the floor.

Mandy Rose is eliminated.

Mandy went under Naomi and tried to powerbomb her off the apron. Naomi twisted her body so her hands hit the floor, kicked Mandy away, then pulled herself onto the ring barrier. She walked across the barrier and did a huge leap to the ring steps. That was damn impressive. As she walked up the steps, Mandy attacked and pulled her to the floor.

Naomi eliminated.

Naomi and Mandy battled on the floor, until security broke them apart.

Number 17 was NXT star Candice LaRae. She and Moon battled back and forth. Everyone battled.

Number 18 was Alicia Fox. She nailed several dropkicks. She went for Maria, who instead tried to get her to agree to an alliance. They went after Kairi and sent her into the corner, with Fox nailing another dropkick. Maria went to give Alicia her captain’s hat but Alicia offered it to her to wear. Maria wore it, then stomped on it. Alicia lost it and had a temper tantrum over the hat. Maria tried to run away but Fox pulled her back from the ropes and sent her into the corner. She finally tossed her out.

Maria Kanellisa is eliminated.

Number 19 is former American Ninja Warrior star Kacy Catanzaro. She whipped out all sorts of cool gymnastic manuevers, including tossing Alicia over the top. Alicia saved herself and nailed

Number 20 is Zelina Vega. She hit the ring and went right after former NXT rival Candice LaRae. LaRae nailed a dropkicked and worked her over in the corner. Zelina nailed a double knee strike. Catanzaro was worked over by Sane. Everyone battled.

Number 21 is Ruby Riott. The other members of the Squad came out with her. They pulled Flair out from under the bottom rope and worked her over. Riott entered the ring but was caught with a rana that drove her into the mat. Fox was also pulled under the ropes and worked over by the Squad. Vega pulled out a Jimmy Hart, going to the floor and hiding under the ring. Riott tossed Alicia Fox.

Alicia Fox has been eliminated.

Candice battled Ruby but was pulled off the apron and powerbombed into the barried by Logan and Morgan. They tossed her back in the ring, where Ruby dumped her to the floor.

Candice LaRae has been eliminated.

Number 22 is Dana Brooke. The Squad pulled her from under the ropes and worked her over. Ruby Riott smashed Kairi Sane over the top to the floor.

Kari Sane has been eliminated.

The Squad continued to beat down Sane on the floor.

Number 23 is Io Shirai. They challenged her as she came to the ring. She went right after them and hit a moonsault off the top to the floor on them. Shirai officially entered the match and tried to toss over Riott. Riott caught her with her legs and pulled her over the top to the apron. Moon drove down Catanzaro with a backbreaker.

Number 24 is former NXT UK Women’s Champion Rhea Ripley. She cleaned house on everyone with forearms and boots.

Dana tossed Catanzaro, who landed on her rear with her feet in the air. She did a handstand and walked to the ringpost, then American Ninja Warrior-ed her way back into the ring. She went for a bodypress on Rhea, who caught her and went to slam her, but Kacy turned it onto a series of rotations and landed in a front guillotine choke. Ripley powered out of it and manhandled her, tossing Kacy to the floor. Kacy looked GREAT.

Kacy Catanzaro has been eliminated.

Number 25 is Sonya Deville, who looked good.

Rhea tossed Dana Brooke out.

Dana Brooke has been eliminated. When she crashed to the floor, Zelina popped out from underneath laughing at her. Next to her popped out HORNSWOGGLE. Zelina freaked out and he chased her around ringside and into the ring, where she was smashed and eliminated by Ripley.

Eliminated is Zelina Vega. Swoggle chased her all the way to the back.

Number 26 is Alexa Bliss. She laid out Ember. Then, she caught Flair with a front facelock. Everyone battled. Bliss eliminated Deville.

Deville is eliminated.

Number 27 is Bayley. Nice pop for her. She took the fight to everyone. She eliminated Rhea Ripley and Ruby Riott. The crowd was loving this. Everyone battled.

Number 28 is Lana. Lana was limping out from the bump she took off the apron early and took her time walking down the aisle. The announcers said medical staff were checking on her. You could hear a big “We want Becky” chant. Everyone battled. Lana never made it to the ring.

Number 29 was Nia Jax. She saw Lana in the aisle and attacked her, then stomped on the ankle. Lana was sent into the ring barrier, so no Lana. Nia kicked Shirai out of the air and began wiping everyone out Shirai went for a moonsault but was caught and dumped to the floor.

Io Shirai was eliminated.

Natalya tried to deadlift Nia over the top but was overpowered and tossed over the time.

Natalya was eliminated. She was in the ring 56 minutes.

Number 30 was Carmella. She nailed a rana on Nia, then a leaping kick on Moon. Nia charged and wiped her out. Alexa went to attack Nia.

Becky Lynch came out as they were checking on Lana. She argued with Fit Finley and demanded to be added to the match. He finally agreed. The place went NUTS.

Becky battled with Charlotte and they brawled. Lynch was tossed over the top but saved herself. Nia tossed her over the top and saved herself again. She nailed a missile dropkick on Nia. Moon and Bliss battled in the center of the ring. Bliss used Moon’s hair to pull her over the top to the outside. They battled on the apron. Moon drilled her with a hard shot. Bliis tried to force her off the apron and finally nailed a STO on the apron and Moon bounced off to the floor.

Moon is eliminated.

Carmella attacked Bliss and nailed the Bronco Buster on the corner. She and Bayley worked over Bliss Bayley nailed a bucklebomb. Bliss was dumped over the top by Bayley and Carmella and was eliminated. The crowd booed that.

Nia grabbed Becky and teased punching her in the face again but Charlotte attacked her from behind.

It’s down to Becky, Nia, Carmella, Bayley and Charlotte.

Carmella nailed a flying bodypress off the top but Flair rolled through and slammed her. Flair went to the top but was rocked by a Carmella right. Carmella went for a handstand headscissors but was shoved over the top. Carmella was tossed over the top but fought Flair off on the apron. Nia was on the apron and Carmella fought her off but was kicked off by Flair.

Carmella has been eliminated.

Bayley attacked Flair and almost eliminated her. She nailed Nia and drilled Flair with a neckbreaker. Nia caught her and had her in a Samoan Drop position. Flair hit a big boot on Nia, who dropped Bayley, who crashed over the top to the apron and then to the floor.

Your final three are Nia, Becky and Charlotte.

All three circled each other. Lynch was knocked through the ropes to the floor by Nia.. Flair told Jax to stay out of it but she didn’t listen. She nailed Flair and tried to toss her over the top to the floor. Flair deadlifted her but lost her and dropped her. Flair got Nia over the top. Lynch, on the floor, knocked her off.

Nia has been eliminated.

Becky and Flair faced off. Flair waited for her to enter the ring but Nia blasted Lynch off the stairs to the floor. Lynch grabbed at her knee immediately. The idea was she couldn’t put weight on the leg. Officials came out and tried to check on her. One of the officials went to raise Flair’s hand but Lynch dove into the ring and stopped that, screaming she can go and no one was taking this from her and this was her life.

Flair attacked her knee and began beating the hell out of it. Flair tied Lynch to the tree of woe for a moment and worked her over. Flair tired to muscle her over the top and then slammed her down. Lynch nailed Flair and sent her over the top to the apron. She drilled Flair with a right but was kicked in the leg and went down. Flair returned to the ring, saving herself from elimination. Flair was nailed and sent over the top, then hit the apron and Lynch kicked her off.

Your winner, going to Wrestlemania, Becky Lynch!

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