Becky Lynch left WrestleMania 35 as the new Raw and SmackDown Women's Champion, defeating Ronda Rousey (whom she pinned) and Charlotte Flair in the main event.
You'll recall that Lynch's pin count against Rousey didn't come without controversy. The defending Raw Women's Champion clearly had her shoulders up, but the referee counted to three anyway. Brad Shepard was able to confirm with a WWE source that this was a complete botch of an ending.
According to a source in #WWE, the ending to the WrestleMania main event was not the planned finish. The end was a botch, and the referee thinking Ronda’s shoulders were down counted to 3. Ronda was not happy. #WWE #WrestleMania #WomensEvolution— Brad Shepard (@TheBradShepard) April 8, 2019
But at any rate, the Wrestling Observer Newsletter (h/t Ringside News) reports that WWE wanted a clean pin to go down so they could "keep the door open for a rematch" between Rousey and Lynch:
"Upon watching live, you were left with the impression it was a planned finish to set up a rematch. But the idea behind the finish was for the pin to be clean. But not having Lynch win via submission was a way to keep the door open for a rematch."
Dave Meltzer reported that Rousey suffered a broken hand during the main event at WrestleMania 35. Keep in mind that The Baddest Woman on the Planet was reportedly set to take a leave from the WWE anyway after 'Mania, as first reported by Meltzer.
It's unknown how long Rousey will be out of WWE for. She has talked about wanting to start a family with husband Travis Browne, so that could be a reason why. And if that's the case, Rousey could be out of WWE long-term.
Either way, it's going to be a while until we see Lynch and Rousey face off again, but WWE set it up perfectly for a rematch to eventually take place. Rousey will return with a force, looking to win back the title(s) she lost in legitimate controversial fashion - and fans can't wait soon enough for the rekindling of the rivalry.
What This Means
Until Rousey eventually returns to WWE, it's logical to believe that Lynch will continue her feud with Charlotte Flair. But next week's Superstar Shake-Up could be used as a starting point for a new challenger for Lynch's two championships. The Rousey-Lynch rematch will undoubtedly happen soon, but for now, we have to just wait and see what WWE has in plan for the new Raw and SmackDown Women's Champion - and what they'll do with Charlotte.