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WWE Fastlane 2019: Ronda Rousey Makes Her Presence Felt During Flair vs Lynch

Becky Lynch has been added to the Raw Women's Title match at WrestleMania, but The Man actually had very little to do with the decision.

The road to what will hopefully be the first ever women's main event WrestleMania match has been a wild one so far. Becky Lynch won the Royal Rumble match and opted to cash in her shot against Ronda Rousey. However, Vince McMahon didn't like that idea and replaced Lynch with Charlotte Flair, suspending The Man in the process.

If you thought that decision was seemingly arbitrary and made no sense, then brace yourselves. Stephanie McMahon suddenly had the power to overturn her father's decision a few weeks later. She reinstated Lynch and put her in a Fastlane match against Flair. A "win and you're in" type situation.

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That match took place on Sunday night and with The Lass Kicker still working on one good leg, it went the way that you might have imagined. Flair was basically toying with Lynch, focusing in on the injured knee and effectively wasting time until she would finally decide to finish her off. Like a lion messing with its prey. Big mistake as unbeknownst to Flair, Rousey was in attendance.

The Raw Women's Champion came storming down to the ring and no one, including The Queen, knew what was on The Rowdy One's mind. Flair likely feared that she was about to receive the same treatment that Lynch did last week on Raw. What actually happened was not nearly as frightening, but far more impactful. Rousey threw one punch, and it was to Lynch who was already down and out. That forced the referee to call for the bell and declare The Man the winner via disqualification.

There you have it, a stroke of genius from Rousey. Even though you would assume that the champ would want fewer people in the match at 'Mania, she has wanted to get her hands on Lynch as much as The Man has wanted a shot at her. Rousey tried to talk sense into the McMahons but had very little luck. By taking matters into her own hands at Fastlane, she has ensured that she will be able to battle Lynch on the grandest stage of them all. Flair being there too is just an added detail.

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