WWE: Becky Lynch responds as Bianca Belair could miss WrestleMania
Currently, WWE Superstar Bianca Belair is out of action due to injury. She got replaced by former women’s champion Rhea Ripley in a match against Becky Lynch at a recently concluded Live Event.
Last week on RAW, Becky launched a vicious attack on the EST of WWE, leading to the latter sustaining a fractured hyoid bone in her throat. As per the official confirmation on WWE’s website, Belair won’t be competing for an indefinite period.
.@BiancaBelairWWE suffered a fractured hyoid bone in her throat because of @BeckyLynchWWE’s attack on #WWERaw. Although Belair will not require surgery, she has been ruled out of action for an unspecified amount of time as she recovers. https://t.co/Jh59LYOb7z
— WWE (@WWE) March 19, 2022
In Bianca’s absence, Rhea stepped up to challenge Becky for the RAW Women’s title at the Springfield Live Event. The two women closed the show with an epic battle that eventually saw Becky retain her gold.
Following the match, Big Time Becks took to Twitter to credit herself for introducing Rhea to the main event picture. Becky said she makes her competitors better and then beats them:
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) March 20, 2022
Lynch didn’t pick up a clean victory, but she wanted to shake hands with her opponent after the bout was over. However, Ripley clearly didn’t feel the same way, as she dropped the champion and walked away.
MEANWHILE, Rhea Ripley has gotten a new tag team partner on WWE RAW
Since her split with Nikki A.S.H., Rhea Ripley has found a new partner in Liv Morgan on WWE RAW. They will be one of the three teams challenging Queen Zelina & Carmella for the Women’s Tag Team Team Championship at WrestleMania 38.
The match will also feature Team BAD, which recently reunited on SmackDown. Both Sasha Banks & Naomi are determined to get their hands on the tag team gold at The Show of Shows.
— WWE (@WWE) March 20, 2022
The latest edition of SmackDown saw Banks and Naomi face the team of Ripley and Morgan in a hard-fought bout. But the contest ended with a disqualification after Shayna Baszler & Natalya interfered.
Later in the night, Sonya Deville added Baszler and Natalya to the tag team title match at WrestleMania 38. It’s worth noting the company has teased some tension between Queen Zelina and Carmella in recent weeks. It’ll be interesting to see whether the reigning champions can overcome their differences before their high-stakes match at WrestleMania.