Nia Jax on Becky Lynch Punch, Ronda Rousey, More in WWE News Roundup for Nov. 14

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistNovember 14, 2018

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WWE - WWE Superstar Becky Lynch celebrates the Mae Young Classic at the Thomas & Mack Center on Tuesday, Sept. 12, 2017, in Las Vegas. (Bizuayehu Tesfaye/AP Images for WWE)
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Bleacher Report catches you up on the latest news from the WWE Universe. 


Rousey Rips Lynch on Instagram

After WWE announced on Tuesday that Charlotte Flair would replace SmackDown Women's champion Becky Lynch as Raw Women's champion Ronda Rousey's opponent at Survivor Series on Sunday, the former UFC star took to Instagram to blast The Irish Lass Kicker.

Rousey reiterated some of her insults against Lynch from Raw and vowed to give Charlotte the same beating she had reserved for Becky:

"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 awokeFeeding 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 herbut 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."

In response to Rousey's post, Lynch spewed some vitriol on Twitter:

The Man Is Now Residing in Ronnie’s Head @BeckyLynchWWE

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

Lynch attacked Rousey on Monday's episode of Raw before the entire SmackDown women's division invaded the ring and fought with the Raw women's roster.

The Lass Kicker was bloodied by a punch from Nia Jax, and WWE announced Lynch suffered a broken face and severe concussion.


Jax and Lynch Exchange Words on Twitter

On the heels of Lynch getting pulled from Survivor Series, Jax took to Twitter on Wednesday to show off her battle scar from punching the SmackDown star in the face:

Lina Fanene @NiaJaxWWE

Hey...we don’t deliver mail, things happen. Is anyone gonna ask me about how my fist feels? https://t.co/RjRVcVWTEQ

Never one to sit idly by, Lynch responded and set the stage for a potential feud with Jax down the line (warning: contains profanity):

The Man Is Now Residing in Ronnie’s Head @BeckyLynchWWE

You gave me your best sucker punch, but I got back up to destroy your whole roster. They won’t let me fight, but I’ll get back up from that too. It’s what I do. So enjoy your one free shot, because as bad as my memory is now, I haven’t forgotten you, bitch. https://t.co/4dZW4hCmaf

The incident on Raw resulted in the cancellation of the highly anticipated bout between Lynch and Rousey, but given how entertaining The Lass Kicker has been in recent months, it seems likely WWE will find a way to make that match happen down the line.


What Led to Bryan's Heel Turn and WWE Title Win?

Tuesday's episode of SmackDown Live ended in shocking fashion when Daniel Bryan turned heel and beat AJ Styles to win the WWE Championship and set up a dream match against Universal champion Brock Lesnar at Survivor Series.

According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio (h/t Akhilesh Gannavarapu of WrestlingInc.com), Bryan came up with the idea to turn heel several weeks ago and Vince McMahon made the decision to go through with it Tuesday.

Meltzer added that decision to have The Yes Man beat Styles for the title was made last weekend.

Bryan has long spoken about his desire to face Lesnar, and wrestling fans will be treated to one of the biggest dream matches imaginable on Sunday.


Free Match of the Day: The Rock and John Cena vs. The Miz and R-Truth

One of the biggest Survivor Series matches of the recent past took place in 2011 when The Rock and John Cena joined forces to face The Miz and R-Truth.

The bout took place just a few months before The Rock and Cena met in the main event of WrestleMania 28 and further laid the groundwork for their long-running rivalry.


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