Becky Lynch Sets Record As Raw Champion, Original Plans Revealed For Special WrestleMania Entrance For Bray Wyatt

Becky Lynch has now held the Raw Women’s Championship longer than any other woman. As pointed out by WrestlingNews.co, as of May 9, Lynch has held the Raw Women’s Championship for 397 days.

Lynch has surpassed the previous record of 396 days, held by Alexa Bliss. Bliss’s record, however, came from a combination of title reigns while Lynch’s record was accomplished with just one title reign.

After Lynch and Bliss, these are the other long-reigning Raw Women’s Champions:

  • Charlotte Flair – 242 days
  • Ronda Rousey – 231 days
  • Sasha Banks – 80 days
  • Bayley – 75 days
  • Nia Jax – 70 days

Lynch’s record-breaking reign began at WrestleMania 35, where she won the Winner Take All Match against both Flair and Rousey. Her last successful title defense was at WrestleMania 36 against Shayna Bazler.

Meanwhile, original plans for a special WrestleMania entrance for Bray Wyatt was revealed. One staple of WrestleMania is grand entrances from various wrestlers. Given as WrestleMania 36 was held in an empty arena, we didn’t really get any memorable entrances this year.

According to Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there had been a special entrance planned for The Fiend that had to be canceled.

Bray Wyatt, in his alter-ego The Fiend, had challenged John Cena to a Firefly Fun House Match at WrestleMania 36. The original plans for Wyatt’s match had him coming down to the ring during a live musical performance.

The band Code Orange, who provides Wyatt’s theme song, was in talks to play the song live as Wyatt came to the ring at WrestleMania 36. Due to the need to have an empty arena show, this never happened.