Becky Lynch successfully defended her SmackDown Women’s Championship at WWE Super Show-Down in Australia on Saturday, but she technically lost the match via disqualification, which is why she’s being forced to defend her title tonight on SmackDown Live against her longtime friend and rival Charlotte Flair.
Lynch recently noted on Twitter that even though she was able to retain the title, she has walked away with a few battle scars.
Even with a cracked jaw, nothing or no-one will shut me up. https://t.co/V7IbMfEFLy
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) October 9, 2018
The Irish Lasskicker noted that she had suffered a cracked jaw in the match, but is still expected to defend her championship against Charlotte as part of tonight’s show. The match between the two women also has the added stipulation that if Lynch gets herself disqualified as she did in Australia then Charlotte will win the Championship.
Injuries are something that are commonplace in wrestling and Lynch has suffered her own fair share of injuries over the past few years but as she noted above, it won’t be something that slows her down.
This feud between two of the four horsewomen is expected to lead all the way into WWE Evolution at the end of the month so it is unknown if a title change is expected tonight as part of SmackDown.
If Charlotte Flair is able to lift the SmackDown Women’s Championship tonight then she will make history by becoming the first ever eight-time Women’s Champion in WWE.
She equaled Trish Stratus’ long-standing seven-time Women’s Championship record when she defeated Carmella and Lynch back at SummerSlam in August and could further etch her name in the history books tonight if she is able to find a way past Becky Lynch, who will now have an obvious weakness.