This storyline WWE has cooked up for the Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch vs. Charlotte Flair title match at WrestleMania has, for weeks now, made zero sense. That’s because they’ve piled contradiction after contradiction, twisting the plot all around until the characters made no sense, their motivations made no sense, and even the direction became unclear.
That the match between Becky and Charlotte was even booked for Fastlane, with the stipulations they added to it, was damn near insulting. They had to bridge the gap to WrestleMania, however, so this is what we got: Rousey really wanting Lynch added to the match next month and Charlotte standing in the way of it. The stipulation at Fastlane was simple: if Becky won, she would be added to the WrestleMania title match.
WWE probably doesn’t deserve much credit here, considering everything else they’ve done to this story, but I’ll be damned if they didn’t just reach the logical conclusion. The simplest, most effective way for Rousey to achieve her goal was simply to attack Lynch during her match with Charlotte. This would both give her a free shot at her arch nemesis and disqualify Flair.
Becky wins, and the WrestleMania match is now a triple threat.
Simple. Logical. Easy.
It also has the side benefit of protecting Flair from having to take a pinfall or submission loss before wrestling for the title. It really was the best decision they could possibly make, and they didn’t need to overbook the match into being a mess to achieve their goal. Sure, this particular match suffered for it but the short term loss is worth the long term gain.
We need much more of this from WWE.