One of the most anticipated matches at this Sunday’s Survivor Series is apparently no longer happening.
WWE Smackdown women’s champion Becky Lynch has reportedly been pulled from the card after suffering a concussion and possibly a broken nose during a segment on Monday Night Raw that was meant to build the anticipation towards her upcoming match against Ronda Rousey.
Fightful initially reported that Lynch was being pulled from the match and Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer later confirmed the report that the ‘Irish Lass Kicker’ was officially out of the showdown against Rousey.
There’s no doubt that Lynch vs. Rousey was one of the most highly anticipated matches taking place this Sunday as the Raw and Smackdown brands go up against each other at Survivor Series.
Lynch suffered her injury when the women’s stars from Smackdown Live ‘invaded’ Monday Night Raw and engaged in a brawl towards the end of the show.
It was a punch from Nia Jax that floored Lynch during the melee and when she got up from the canvas, her faced was smeared with blood but she kept going throughout the segment.
At the end of the show, Lynch stared back down at the ring — her face and hands covered in blood — as she locked eyes with Rousey in the waning moments of the episode.
When you’re babbling on about avocados, I’m main-eventing my show AND your show. Did you hear that last night, Ronda? That’s the sound they make when The Man comes around. pic.twitter.com/5JGZJIUhDW
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) November 13, 2018
Unfortunately it appears the accidental punch will cost Lynch a high profile match against Rousey but the good news is this only serves to further build the budding rivalry that was growing between the two women’s superstars.
Lynch has been on an upward trajectory for months ever since she was involved in a feud with Charlotte Flair that ended with her becoming champion and the retaining the title in several epic matches.
People, Becky being pulled out of the show Sunday will be for the best. She already got the rub of the Rousey feud without having to lose, the visual Monday made her look like a total badass and her being out will make fans rally behind her even more. She’s in a terrific spot.
— Todd Martin (@ToddMartinMMA) November 13, 2018
While it appears Lynch won’t be wrestling at Survivor Series, it likely sets up an even bigger match down the road when she finally gets the opportunity to clash with Rousey in the ring.