Why have we yet to see Becky Lynch back in action?
It’s now been just over three weeks since the last time the WWE Universe saw SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch in any kind of physical action on-screen, taking the now infamous punch to the chops from Nia Jax back on November 12th that caused a broken nose and concussion.
Of course, ‘The Man’ had to be replaced in her scheduled match against RAW Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series (rewind back to Survivor Series with Mitchell’s Live Report), but has not missed much screen time on SmackDown Live. Now, we’re just over a week away from TLC, where Becky is set to defend her title in the first-ever Women’s Tables, Ladders and Chairs Match against Asuka and Charlotte Flair, but she still has yet to compete.
While there has been talk that Asuka was inserted into the match to offer a little more protection for Becky and that still could certainly be the case, as of right now ‘The Lass Kicker’ is not cleared to return to the ring according to The Wrestling Observer Newsletter. It’s being said that Becky is cleared of her concussion, but not the broken nose. Meanwhile, we know that Lynch has since had one match, which was this past week at the WWE Tribute To The Troops taping where she teamed with Charlotte Flair. However, it’s not known exactly how much Becky was able to do during the match as details or spoilers on the show have been very scarce (see when the show will air here).
Currently, it does not appear that the TLC match is in any jeopardy and the expectation is that Becky will be cleared by the time December 16th comes.
EA’s Take: This is just WWE being very cautious, which we knew they were going to be, much like they have been with Alexa Bliss. There’s been so many injuries lately and Becky’s been red hot, so they’re taking it easy and justifiably so. I think Asuka probably was added to the match to help out, but I also think that was just one reason and there’s still a good chance she walks away champion.
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From Venice, Florida (12/8/18)
Results from the other NXT Live Event last night in Florida!
Last night while a portion of the WWE NXT roster featuring the brand’s champions and top Superstars were in action for a Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota (find the results here), another portion containing more of the newer talent and Performance Center recruits continued their own weekend tour.
Following Friday night’s action in Fort Pierce (check those results out here), things moved along to Venice with a lineup that featured War Raiders back in tag team action, Keith Lee partnering with The Street Profits to take on The Forgotten Sons, in addition to Nikki Cross versus Deonna Purrazzo and more. Below are the results:
- Oney Lorcan & Danny Burch defeated Mansoor Al-Shehail & Rick Boog
- Xia Li defeated Vanessa Borne
- Babatunde defeated Fabian Aichner
- Aliyah & Reina Gonzalez defeated Jessie Elaban & MJ Jenkins
- Shane Thorne defeated Riddick Moss
- War Raiders defeated Brennan Williams & Punishment Martinez
- Nikki Cross defeated Deonna Purrazzo
- Keith Lee & The Street Profits defeated The Forgotten Sons
Results c/o Fightful
— Naturally Phenomenal (@NaturallyP1) December 9, 2018
#NXTVenice it was an awesome match between @NikkiCrossWWE and @DeonnaPurrazzo with as beloved Nikki is, it was awesome seeing Deonna getting a fairshare of support from the crowd as well, she is awesome pic.twitter.com/lpHPVxKOEO
— Kyle Feeley (@ScorpioKyle) December 9, 2018
Thank you #NXTVenice
Lee Profits. pic.twitter.com/uIQqH2PaqI
— King Tez (@MontezFordWWE) December 9, 2018
WWE News: NXT Live Event Results From St. Paul, Minnesota (12/8/18)
Results from NXT’s Live Event in St. Paul, Minnesota!
As we’ve noted, the WWE NXT roster has been divided up this weekend with some of the fresher faces staying home in Florida while the majority of the top Superstars have been north in Wisonsin and Minnesota.
After Friday night’s show in Green Bay (check out the results here), last night’s card a TakeOver: War Games II rematch as The Velveteen Dream challenged Tommaso Ciampa for the NXT Championship. Plus, Kairi Sane looked to recapture the NXT Women’s Title from Shayna Baszler, The Undisputed Era in a 6-Man Tag and much more. Below are the results:
- Matt Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno
- Jessamyn Duke defeated Candice LeRae
- Bobby Fish defeated Humberto Carrillo
- Dominik Dijakovic defeated Kona Reeves
- Aleister Black defeated Johnny Gargano
- Ricochet & Heavy Machinery defeated The Undisputed Era (Adam Cole, Kyle O’Reilly & Roderick Strong)
- NXT Women’s Title: Kairi Sane defeated Shayna Baszler by DQ
- NXT Title: Tommaso Ciampa retained over The Velveteen Dream
Results c/o WrestleZone