WWE News: Legends On Why Asuka Should Challenge Becky Lynch, Next
WWE RAW Women’s Champion Becky Lynch has been on a roll ever since winning the title at Wrestlemania 35. Despite speculation being rife on her title reign becoming stale, the WWE creative decided to keep the title around her waist. A heated rivalry against Sasha Banks was not enough to dethrone The Man from her throne as she looks forward to having a new opponent. A fresh challenger is currently needed as two legends discussed that Asuka could be the perfect one fitted for the role.
On a recent episode of SiriusXM’s Busted Open Radio, Bully Ray (Bubba Rey Dudley) and Mark Henry discussed what could be waiting next for Becky Lynch and her title. Considering the momentums of the champion, the two of the veteran names agreed that only one name could be suitable against her that is Asuka. The recent heel-turn by the former SmackDown women’s champion has been a key reason behind the selection,
“Asuka, I believe, is the heel that can get the right type of heat on Becky Lynch,” Bully Ray said. “Because paying to see a champion retain their championship is very hard to do in 2019. I think people will pay money to see Becky fight and retain against Asuka, and Asuka is so credible—she hasn’t been credible since the Royal Rumble—but she’s so credible in her physicality and her demeanor, I think she can get the right amount of heat on Becky Lynch that people will sympathize and get into Becky even more.”
Hints of a potential rivalry between these two superstars have been made on a recent episode of Monday Night Raw. Asuka spit green mist out of her mouth on Becky Lynch to steal a pinfall win over the Raw women’s champion. As a result, Lynch responded to start a war against the Empress of Tomorrow who has picked up the Women’s Tag Team Championships (with Kairi Sane) defeating Alexa Bliss and Nikki Cross in recent times.
Mark Henry also referred to a short program between Becky Lynch and Asuka before Wrestlemania 35. The latter name eventually defeated Lynch to become the SmackDown women’s Champion at one point. But the run turned out to be a complete dud due to WWE creative focusing on the women’s Wrestlemania main-event storyline,
“I think that Asuka was the most underutilized and, not only that, she kind of got lost in the shuffle. She was almost forgotten about,” Henry stated. “It was good Becky mentioned the fact that the last person that she lost to that was a complete one-sided mismatch was the match she had with Asuka, […] and then they never used it. They never went back to it. So now we get to see all of that pay off, […] and that’s what the fans want to see. They want to see redemption.”
Hopefully, the heel turn by Asuka will put her back on the strong position that she used to have at one point. It will also be a fitting title change if she appears to be the one to take the Raw women’s title away from Becky Lynch.
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