It felt incredibly likely that Becky Lynch's title match at Super Show-Down would have a screwy finish, and that's exactly what we got.
The WWE Championship feud between AJ Styles and Samoa Joe may feel like the most personal in WWE right now, but it isn't. It also isn't the most intriguing despite how good it has been. Both of those accolades go to the rivalry between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch which began at this year's SummerSlam.
Flair winning the title back in August and stealing the spotlight once again proved too much to bear for The Lass Kicker. The Irish Superstar turned on her friend, and the fans, and just a month later she became SmackDown Women's Champion. Her first defense of that title? Flair's obligatory rematch in front of more than 70,000 fans at WWE Super Show-Down.
The reason this rivalry is so personal is because the two of them are best friends, or at least they used to be. Both women have said in interviews that when you're as close as they are behind the scenes, it ironically means you can hit each other harder in the ring. That showed on Saturday in Melbourne, Australia. Flair and Lynch are going to be hurting on their flights back after the physicality of their championship match.
Unfortunately, the bout came to an end in the way that many expected it to. Lynch attempted to leave with her title when things got too much, but The Queen wasn't going to let it end like that. She dragged her opponent into the ring and slapped on a Figure 8. What the challenger didn't notice is Lynch dragging the title in along with her. The champ couldn't reach the ropes but she could reach the belt and proceeded to hit Flair with it to make her break the submission.
Since the match wasn't a no DQ affair, that brought a curtain down on proceedings. With WWE not wanting Lynch to lose the title so quickly and also not wanting Flair to lose two in a row to The Lass Kicker, this match was always going to end in this fashion. It's unfortunate, but hopefully, they will do battle again at WWE Evolution and there will be a more definitive finish.