It appears that WWE might have pulled a planned backstage segment for Raw Women’s Champion, Ronda Rousey at WWE Evolution.
Last night on WWE Raw it was announced that Ronda Rousey will face SmackDown Women’s Champion, Becky Lynch at WWE Survivor Series in a champion vs champion match, but it seems like the company had planned to start the build to that at Evolution.
The PPV ended with all the women heading out to the entrance to pose for the fans, but that might not have been the original plan. In WWE’s own post in regards to the Survivor Series announcement, the company claims that Rousey was assaulted by the Irish Lasskicker backstage at Evolution, something which obviously didn’t end up happening.
WWE did post a video of the two ladies confronting each other backstage, but there was no physical altercation and instead, Lynch just took a few shots at her via Twitter.
It appears that WWE had planned to have Lynch attack the former UFC star backstage following their matches in order to set up the upcoming match at Survivor Series, but for whatever reason, those plans were changed. You can see WWE’s official promotion of the match, including the details about Lynch’s “attack” below:
Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey vs. SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky LynchThe Baddest Woman on the Planet is about to run full speed into Straight Fire when Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey battles SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch in a Champion vs. Champion Match at Survivor Series.
At the historic WWE Evolution pay-per-view, Lynch emerged as the Last Women Standing in an ultra-chaotic title defense against Charlotte Flair that could arguably go down in history as one of the greatest matches of all time. Not to be outdone, Rousey emerged victorious over the nefarious Nikki Bella (and her sister Brie for that matter) in a main event slugfest.
However, the Rowdy titleholder’s celebration was short-lived; just moments after she and Becky stood triumphantly side-by-side along with the rest of the female Superstars in the culmination of the monumental event, The Irish Lass Kicker unleashed a vicious assault on her fellow champion backstage.
Now, the two forces of nature will join the battle for brand supremacy in a highly personal showdown. Find out which Women’s Champion will survive the one night of the year where Raw and SmackDown LIVE Superstars compete in head-to-head competition. Don’t miss Survivor Series, Sunday, Nov. 18, streaming live on the award-winning WWE Network.