The current WWE RAW Women’s champion Becky Lynch who is also a six times Women’s champion in WWE recently revealed that she wanted to see a tournament organized to crown the new RAW Women’s champion after she vacated the title because of a pregnancy.
Becky Lynch had been one of the most dominant RAW women’s champions in the history of WWE. She had been the longest reigning WWE RAW Women’s champion in history with a reign of three hundred and ninety eight days.
WWE RAW – Becky Lynch Wanted To See A Tournament After She Vacated RAW Women’s Title
She had a longer way to go if she did not have to vacate the title. The first raw women’s title reign of Becky is considered as one of the best women’s Championship reigns in the history of professional wrestling.
This was her first WWE Raw Women’s Championship reign and she won this title at WrestleMania 35 when she defeated Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair electrical set match where both RAW and Smackdown Women’s titles were on the line.
She won both championships and this is where the “Becky Two Belts” catchphrase was introduced. She kept on retaining the Championship till WrestleMania 36 where she defeated the unstoppable Shayna Baszler.
But after that she had to vacate the Championship because of her pregnancy. Normally when a title gets vacated or introduced, fans expect to see either some kind of tournament or a Battle Royal to Crown a new champion. This is what happens in most of the cases. But in some cases WWE made some huge mistakes.
For example when the world heavyweight championship was introduced, WWE did not organised any match or any kind of competition to Crown a new champion. They just handed it over to Triple H.
Championship getting introduced or getting started always gives more opportunities to come out with new booking ideas. In this case WWE booked the Money in the Ladder match as the title match where the vacated RAW Women’s Championship on the line. This was actually a missed opportunity.
Becky Lynch who is also a six times Women’s champion in WWE recently spoke to Vincent Beltran where she revealed that she wanted to see a tournament organised to crown the new RAW Women’s champion after she vacated the title because of a pregnancy. She said;
“[Seth Rollins] and I, when I found out I was pregnant, we were trying to figure out the best way (to lose the title). I thought maybe a tournament for the title. A tournament for the number one contendership and then at the end, when it comes down to the last two people, just before they have their match, announce, ‘Hey, by the way, it’s not for the number one contendership, it’s for the title’ and have that be a very real moment.
“At the time, it was just before Money in the Bank and so, in collaborating with Paul Heyman, he said, ‘Well, we’re just going to have Money in the Bank be for the title and but they won’t know until the day after when you announce it.’ So, that’s what we did.”
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