Becky Lynch, renowned as ‘The Man,’ has consistently demonstrated her wrestling prowess and microphone skills within the WWE women’s division. However, fans have longed for an exciting feud to truly showcase her talents. Recent developments indicate that Lynch may have her sights set on Rhea Ripley’s title, potentially setting the stage for a captivating feud that could elevate a young WWE star.
Lynch clinched the NXT Women’s Championship after defeating Tiffany Stratton on the September 12 episode of NXT. Despite being part of the illustrious Four Horsewomen in NXT, this was her first time clinching the prestigious title. Wrestling enthusiasts and insiders alike are now speculating that this title win might serve as a crucial setup or catalyst for a significant storyline. The question that lingers: Who could Becky Lynch potentially lose the NXT Women’s Championship to?
One emerging contender in the spotlight is Lyra Valkyria. Following her match with Stratton, Lynch encountered another rising star, the 26-year-old Irish wrestler Lyra Valkyria. Lynch took to praising Valkyria for her performance in a match against Dana Brooke on the same night. Notably, Lynch is the second wrestler to laud Valkyria, with Rhea Ripley expressing admiration as well.
Valkyria, deeply honored and humbled by the praise from ‘The Man,’ has caught the attention of fans and industry insiders alike. While this interaction appeared simple and heartfelt, it has sparked considerable speculation regarding potential future matchups, possibly at WWE’s upcoming NXT No Mercy PPV, scheduled for September 30 at the Mechanics Bank Arena in Bakersfield, California.
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With the NXT Women’s Championship currently in her possession, Becky Lynch stands as a Grand Slam Champion, having held the WWE RAW, SmackDown, Women’s Tag Team, and NXT Women’s Championship belts. While there is no shortage of formidable opponents for Lynch to face, including the likes of Blair Davenport or Roxanne Perez, Lyra Valkyria’s name prominently emerges for several compelling reasons.
A significant factor is that this potential matchup sets the stage perfectly for a Becky Lynch vs. Rhea Ripley feud. Valkyria and Ripley have a history of rivalry during Ripley’s tenure in NXT, which resulted in mutual respect and admiration—a departure from Ripley’s usual character. This particular feud elevated Valkyria’s standing among NXT fans, prompting speculation that Lynch and Valkyria could deliver an epic encounter. Their showdown would undoubtedly be a high-quality Irish Women’s match, and a title transition to Valkyria could allow Lynch to transition to even more significant challenges.
Becky Lynch and Rhea Ripley have established themselves as beloved and highly talented WWE stars. Despite WWE’s teasing of a feud between the two, they previously squared off in a singles match on NXT in November 2019. The match was highly anticipated but ended inconclusively due to an interference, leaving fans yearning for a definitive resolution.
Four years later, the potential rematch between these two Women’s division powerhouses is generating substantial excitement. Lynch has previously stated that Ripley was merely a “main event side piece” and declared, “I don’t need that title; that title needs me.” These remarks were made before the London Money in the Bank event earlier this year.
Although a feud has yet to materialize, fans might witness Ripley interfering in a Lynch vs. Valkyria match, potentially laying the groundwork for a long-awaited and highly anticipated showdown between Becky Lynch and Rhea Ripley.