Triple H, the current creative mastermind behind World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), has generally received praise for his handling of the organization´s storylines and character development. However, his recent approach to managing Becky Lynch, an eight-time champion, on WWE RAW has sparked controversy, particularly among industry veterans.
In a notable episode of RAW, the long-awaited confrontation between Becky Lynch and Rhea Ripley finally occurred. Lynch, known as "The Man" in the WWE universe, openly expressed her doubts about surpassing Ripley, popularly known as Mami.
This admission set the stage for Lynch´s ambitious goal to triumph in the 2024 Women´s Royal Rumble Match, thereby earning a shot at dethroning Ripley at WrestleMania 40. Vince Russo, a former WWE head writer, shared his thoughts on this storyline during the latest episode of Sportskeeda Wrestling´s Legion of RAW podcast.
Russo pointed out a critical inconsistency in Lynch´s positioning as a top contender for the title, highlighting her recent loss to Nia Jax. "As she was walking down, I am saying to myself, ´You just lost to Nia Jax, and are we supposed to forget that?´" Russo questioned, emphasizing the need for logical continuity in wrestling narratives.
Russo Highlights Risks
Moreover, Russo drew parallels between Lynch´s current storyline and that of CM Punk, another prominent figure in WWE. He noted that both wrestlers have made definitive statements in their promos, which could lead to significant implications for their characters.
For instance, Punk´s vow to win the Royal Rumble and eliminate Drew McIntyre last, and Lynch´s admission of Ripley potentially being better than her, set high stakes for their upcoming performances. Russo warned, "They’re writing all these lines that really have heavy heavy consequences bro." Fans are eagerly awaiting the outcome of these storylines, with both CM Punk and Becky Lynch being top contenders in their respective Royal Rumble matches.
The potential matchup between Lynch and Ripley at WrestleMania 40 is highly anticipated, and it appears that Triple H is prepared to deliver this showdown. This development in WWE´s creative direction, particularly Triple H´s handling of Becky Lynch´s character arc, reflects the dynamic and ever-evolving nature of professional wrestling storytelling.
As the road to WrestleMania 40 unfolds, all eyes are on how these narratives will play out, keeping fans both intrigued and divided.