Becky Lynch is the new SmackDown Women's Champion after defeating Charlotte Flair at Hell In A Cell.
No one in WWE has had quite the wave of momentum behind them in 2018 like Becky Lynch has. The Lass Kicker is criminally underutilized in WWE and has the year has gone on, more and more fans have realized that. The Irish Superstar earned herself a title shot at SummerSlam and had the whole of the WWE Universe backing her.
Annoyingly for Lynch, Charlotte Flair managed to earn her way into the SummerSlam title match making it a triple threat, and it was The Queen who left with the gold. That proved to be the final straw for Lynch who turned on her best friend, claiming that she stole her moment. That naturally led to a match between the two for the SmackDown Women's Title at Hell In A Cell on Sunday night.
Many would have been expecting this match to steal the show and it was certainly one of the best up until that point in the night. The pair's chemistry was never in question and that shone through during their matchup. While that was expected, the result was not. Flair attempted to finish Lynch off with a spear but The Lass Kicker reversed it and rolled her opponent up for a three count.
A shocking win for Lynch, especially when you consider Flair's main roster PPV record. Heading into Hell In A Cell The Queen was 18 and 2. Well, you can now make that 18 and 3. Don't be surprised if this is reminiscent of Flair's rivalry with Sasha Banks from two years ago, though. Lynch may have the title now, but it may switch back and forth between the two of them in the coming weeks and months, especially with two more PPVs coming up in quick succession.
The cherry on the cake, for most fans at least, would have been a double turn after the match. Instead, both Flair and Lynch remain in their pre Hell In A Cell roles. The former champion extended her hand to congratulate Lynch on her win, but the victor simply held up the title in her former best friend's face. The Lass Kicker era has begun and here's hoping that it lasts longer than 48 hours.