Becky Lynch won’t get to face Ronda Rousey this Sunday at Survivor Series but the reigning WWE Smackdown women’s champion may have just won the war of words.
In promotion of their upcoming match, Lynch and Rousey had been trading barbs over social media for the past couple of weeks until it was determined the ‘Irish Lass Kicker’ would be unable to compete due to injuries suffered during a segment on Monday Night Raw this past week.
Lynch caught a punch from Nia Jax that left her with a broken nose and a concussion, which ruled her out of the match against Rousey on Sunday. Charlotte Flair will now take her place but Lynch still had her fangs out on Wednesday when exchanging messages with Rousey over Twitter.
Rousey unleashed a message of her own earlier in the day along with a quote from fellow UFC veteran Nate Diaz that said ‘if you can’t make it to war, you lose the war, you ain’t bout this life’.
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@beckylynchwwe I’m really sorry to hear The Millennial Man will not be showing up for her legally arranged ass whooping on November 18th at the Staples Center. Unfortunately now everyone knows if someone hauls off and punches you for real, your face implodes. I suggest you keep practicing your tough guys faces in the mirror, should be very effective physical therapy. And have fun watching Korean soap operas on Netflix or whatever the hell the Millennial Man does with her free time. Don’t worry I’m not the back stabbing cheap shotting ambushing cowardly type, so you’re perfectly safe to take your time and heal up until your figurative balls have dropped and you’re finally ready for your comeuppance. I want you 100% healed up, prepared, and looking me in the eye when the bell rings. Lemmie know when you’re done healing your boo boos and ready for me to serve you your ass on a silver platter with your avocado toast. I do have to admit, The Millennial Man is stunningly conniving. She poked the bear and ran like a bat outta hell when the bear awoke – Feeding me her favorite frienemy and fellow #FAUXhorsewoman @charlottewwe is a new level of manipulative cowardice, even for The Millennial Man. @charlottewwe is a Superfight and I've always wanted to fight her – but she's just the stand in for the beating @beckylynchwwe has coming to her this Sunday. I’ll be sending The Champ a choice piece of Charlotte as a souvenir🖕🏼 #RondaVsCharlotte #SurvivorSeries #Nov18 #4horsewomenVSfauxhorsewomen
Lynch then returned fire with a savage response that referenced Rousey’s loss to Holly Holm in the UFC where she suffered a brutal second round head kick knockout and then largely disappeared for the next year until she booked her next fight.
“Ronnie, TL/DR. When I got my face broke I got up, owned you THEN showed up the next day looking to fight some more,” Lynch wrote on Twitter. “When you got your face broke you hid for a year under your blankie. Your mind is as weak as your jaw and I’m going to move heaven & Earth to come destroy them both.”
Ronnie, TL/DR. When I got my face broke I got up, owned you THEN showed up the next day looking to fight some more. When you got your face broke you hid for a year under your blankie. Your mind is as weak as your jaw, & I’m going to move heaven & earth to come destroy them both. https://t.co/8oDubzNYr4
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) November 14, 2018
A lot of mixed martial arts fans had wondered if WWE would ever blur the lines between fiction and reality when it came to Rousey’s fight career, especially considering the way it ended with back-to-back knockout losses.
It appears the gloves are off now with Lynch taking a direct shot at Rousey following her knockout loss to Holm in 2015.
All of this back and forth should only serve to further hype the ongoing rivalry between the two women’s wrestlers, especially when Lynch is able to compete again.