WWE’s Top 5 Rivalries Of 2018: #2 – Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch
The importance of a strong rivalry is immeasurable in the WWE. Sure, the matches and the characters and the pageantry are all each uniquely entertaining. But, the one thing that ties them all together is the story. What is a hero without a villain? What is drama without conflict? If the stakes are personal, doesn’t it just mean more? With that sentiment in mind, we’re taking a look at the some of the best rivalries in the WWE this year.
#2 – Charlotte Flair vs. Becky Lynch
We knew these two could deliver a strong promo and a great match, but I don’t think anyone saw this becoming the program that it did. Its seminal moment took place at SummerSlam this year, when Becky Lynch turned heel and beat the brakes off of Charlotte Flair and left her in the middle of the ring. Flair was just moments removed from capturing the Smackdown Womens Championship in a triple threat that also involved Carmella.
From there, it was the classic ‘friends turned enemies’ storyline, with Lynch saying she was tired of Flair holding her back, and she wanted to step out into the spotlight on her own. The two continued their feud through Hell in a Cell and Super Show-Down, but it was their Last Woman Standing match at Evolution that stands out as a potential ‘Match of the Year’ candidate.
As the Smackdown Women’s Champion, Lynch was slated to face Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at the Survivor Series event, but due to injuries sustained from this memorable moment:
Everyone writing love letters to each other on social media about #SurvivorSeries tonight. Well here’s my statement: I cannot wait to get out of doctor jail and rip all your faces off. Signed, The Man. pic.twitter.com/orSFn41CN1
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) November 18, 2018
Lynch was replaced by Flair. But, that program and Lynch’s heel turn made her one of the hottest stars in the entire wrestling world. She was a proven commodity before this, but now, she is a bona fide draw and one of the faces of the WWE. She’s been so good in this role that rumors are now swirling that we’ll eventually get that Lynch-Rousey showdown, and it just may be the main event of WrestleMania 35.
Further reading: Groundbreaking aside, WWE Evolution was just a damn good wrestling show.
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