Becky Lynch entered Money inside the Bank as “Becky 2 Belts,” however she’s leaving the pay-in step with-view totally as the Raw Women’s Champion.
In what a few might consider a massive shocker, Lynch dropped the SmackDown Women’s Championship to Charlotte Flair following an assist from Lacey Evans, the latest NXT name-up who had handiest had one most important roster healthy previous to her title fit at Money inside the Bank. Mere minutes later, Bayley cashed in the MITB briefcase she gained earlier inside the night and beat Flair for that very identical name. Heading into the pay-according to-view, a report had emerged indicating that Vince McMahon turned into considering making the surprising title exchange both due to the fact he is a huge fan of Evans and because he believed that a disenchanted win would instantly cement her as a pinnacle superstar.
While that stays to be visible and many fans are nevertheless scratching their heads over the decision to have Evans fast tap out Lynch and to have the Irish megastar drop considered one of her titles slightly a month after triumphing them within the first-ever women’s WrestleMania event, it changed into certainly the right decision.
WWE, after all, efficiently killed a few birds with one stone: Reigniting a push for Bayley, getting some warmness on each Evans and Flair and getting a title off Lynch.
That’s no longer a knock on Lynch, who has set up herself because the famous maximum act in WWE, its pinnacle merchandise vendor and a celeb who is paving the manner for different girl superstars to continually headline WWE suggests simply because the male superstars do. But if there may be one aspect that WWE fans have found out in current years, it’s that it would not take long for the ones identical lovers to turn on a movie star once he or she reaches the top of seasoned wrestling.
That same fate has come about stars like Roman Reigns and John Cena in the latest beyond, but fanatics’ rejection of these stars as pinnacle stage babyfaces was always much less approximately their competencies and more approximately the overexposure they obtained as the clear-cut top acts in WWE. Indeed, it wasn’t that enthusiasts concept Reigns and Cena had been awful performers. It’s that WWE targeted a long way too closely on both stars, simply grooming them as the unstoppable No. 1 acts inside the enterprise, even if it came at the cost of different stars at some point of the card or even if it crossed the road among giving the one’s stars a chief push and overexposing them.
As excellent as Lynch is and as robust as her performances continue to be on the ring and the microphone, WWE has simply been teetering the road of overexposure with “The Man,” who has been the center piece of both the Raw and SmackDown ladies’s division for the beyond numerous months however specially considering the fact that she gained each title at Mania. On paper, it’s no longer an awful idea. In reality, the fickle nature of WWE’s notoriously harsh fan base has made it clean that the extra Lynch is on Raw and SmackDown, the more likely it’s miles that enthusiasts will begin to resent her after which reject her.