Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch & 5 times WWE changed big WrestleMania matches

Ronda Rousey Becky Lynch

As things stand, Becky Lynch is scheduled to challenge Ronda Rousey for the Raw Women’s Championship in the main event of WWE WrestleMania 35.

However, judging by WWE’s recent storytelling on Raw and SmackDown Live, it looks more possible than ever that Charlotte Flair will be added to the match, making it a Triple Threat.

The original marquee women’s match at WrestleMania 35 was reportedly due to be Rousey vs. Flair but, due to the cancellation of Rousey vs. Lynch at Survivor Series, the Rousey vs. Flair match happened in November instead, while WWE fans made it clear that they still wanted “The Man” to face “The Baddest Woman on the Planet”.

If Flair does indeed get added to the match, it will not be the first time that WWE has altered a high-profile encounter in the build-up to their biggest event of the year.

Here are five recent examples of WWE changing their plans before ‘Mania…

#5 Triple H vs. CM Punk (WrestleMania 30)


CM Punk’s last WWE match came at the 2014 Royal Rumble event. The former WWE champion entered at #1 and lasted 49 minutes — longer than anybody else — before he was eliminated by Kane.

Suffering from a concussion and staph infection at the time, he walked out on WWE the following day after being informed during a conversation with Vince McMahon and Triple H that he was going to face “The King of Kings” at WrestleMania 30.

Punk, feeling creatively stifled and fed up of constantly wrestling when he was hurt, said he had no reason to take on HHH again, having already lost to him at Night of Champions 2011, and he was never seen in WWE again.

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