Ronda Rousey: WWE's 'Women's Evolution Was Robbed' After Becky Lynch Suspension

Mike Chiari@mikechiariFeatured ColumnistFebruary 12, 2019

IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR WWE - Ronda Rousey 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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Raw women's champion Ronda Rousey took to Instagram on Tuesday to criticize the storyline suspension of Becky Lynch.

The former UFC star wrote the following in an Instagram post regarding The Irish Lass Kicker getting suspended for 60 days and replaced by Charlotte Flair at WrestleMania 35:

"This isn't what's best for business. This isn't what's in demand. I have no idea what the hell this is. Vince McMahon doesn't even believe in his own girl @charlottewweIf he didn't make us the main event of #SurvivorSeries he's sure as hell not making us the main event of #WrestleMania. The #WomensEvolution was robbed tonight."

On Monday's episode of Raw, WWE Chairman Vince McMahon announced Lynch would be suspended until after WrestleMania, resulting in Flair facing Rousey for the Raw Women's Championship instead.

While Rowdy has been The Man's adversary on television, she offered a show of support with Tuesday's post. On Monday, she urged Lynch to apologize to Triple H and Stephanie McMahon in order to get added back into the match after being suspended indefinitely.

She followed Rousey's advice, but Vince decided his disdain for Lynch's "attitude" made Charlotte a better fit for the potential WrestleMania main event. McMahon also criticized the champion's attitude during his promo to close Raw.

Lynch earned the right to face Rousey at WrestleMania by winning the women's Royal Rumble match.

The bout was shaping up to be one of the most highly anticipated matches in recent memory due, in part, to the fact their match at Survivor Series in November was canceled when Lynch suffered an injury.

Charlotte replaced her former friend in that bout and appeared to have excellent chemistry with Rousey. Also, the manner in which the match ended left the door open for a future match since The Queen was disqualified after attacking her opponent with a kendo stick.

Since the fans are unwavering in their support of Lynch, they have taken to booing essentially everyone else, including The Baddest Woman on the Planet and Charlotte.

Making Charlotte a full-fledged heel backed by The Authority embraces that fact, and it should also aid in taking some heat off Rousey. Her Instagram post should contribute to that as well.

Since Charlotte, Rowdy and Lynch all have issues with each other dating back several months, it seems almost certain that The Man will be added back into the match at some point to make it a Triple Threat.

That means Rousey's post was storyline driven, but it had enough elements of reality that it figures to drum up interest and create an even bigger groundswell behind Lynch moving forward.

             

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