Both SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey were successful in defending their championships at the Evolution PPV.
After the show WWE announced that these two will now face each other at the upcoming Survivor Series PPV and posted a confrontation video too, but it appears that they originally had a different plan for the angle.
After last night’s Evolution PPV concluded, WWE.com published an article announcing their upcoming match. Interestingly, this press release mentioned a physical altercation between the two, that never took place:
“However, the Rowdy titleholder’s celebration was short-lived; just moments after she and Becky stood triumphantly side-by-side along with the rest of the female Superstars in the culmination of the monumental event, The Irish Lass Kicker unleashed a vicious assault on her fellow champion backstage.”
It’s unclear whether this altercation was expected to happen during the closing segment of Evolution where all women came up on the stage or during the after show interview where Becky confronted the former UFC Star:
Though this article makes it seem like the altercation was nixed at the last minute. Since we know Vince McMahon was running the show from gorrilla position, it’s possible that he made the decision on the fly.
Becky Lynch will now face Ronda Rousey in a one on one match at the upcoming Survivor Series PPV on November 18th.