The emotional roller coaster WWE fans have gone on this week has been almost unheard of, from the staggering highs of Becky Lynch invading Raw and beating down Ronda Rousey covered in “Irish war paint”, to the crushing lows of the announcement that she’d been pulled from Survivor Series (and a possible main event), from the empowering promo and replacement selection in the face of a broken face to the straight fire tweets that are somehow still kicking Ronda Rousey’s ass.
Here’s a good thing about WWE: they’re always taping everything.
WWE shared a video of Lynch learning she won’t compete at Survivor Series a day after what some called her “Austin 3:16” moment, and it’s just as good and moving as you’d expect. If you were worried about WWE continuing to resist crowd responses and try to make Becky a “heel” and Charlotte a “face” and all that crazy wrestling stuff, this video will ease your mind a little. Like we saw earlier this week on Twitter, WWE’s taking a real life injury and real life bad timing and turning them into glorious, glorious kayfabe.
Who the hell wouldn’t cheer Becky Lynch after watching this? As if there was anyone not cheering Becky Lynch. See you at the Royal Rumble, The Man.
For more signs of how everyone important realizes Becky Lynch is the biggest thing in WWE right now, here’s WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley talking her up on the Not Sam Wrestling podcast.
“To me, it’s like an Austin 3:16 moment, but Becky Lynch is #TheMan. She came up with the catchphrase. She didn’t use the hashtag, but I told her that she has to use it everywhere she goes, you are now ‘The Man.’
“It throws gender on its head, and women will be more than happy to say that Becky Lynch is The Man. I think men will gladly say that she is The Man,” Foley said. “It is a bigger statement. It somehow makes perfect sense. I am on board. I believe wholeheartedly that she is The Man.”
Becky herself confirmed once again that she’s The Man later this afternoon, when she shared the backstage video, accompanied by her own word of warning:
Let’s get those “Becky Lynch should main event WrestleMania” columns going, already.