Becky Lynch has been the Raw Women's Champion for five months now, but it's looking unlikely that she'll be able to reach Ronda Rousey's record 252-day title reign.
Ringside News noticed that Lynch was being advertised for SmackDown Live during Fox's NFL broadcast on Sunday - and that she doesn't appear with the belt on the promotion. This could mean that Lynch will be moving to SmackDown once Fox takes over the broadcasts beginning on Oct. 2.
Is Becky Lynch moving to SmackDown? 🤔 pic.twitter.com/9OGJ8j1nFy— Ringside News (@ringsidenews_) September 8, 2019
This means that if Lynch moves to SmackDown, as pointed out by Ringside News, then Lynch is likely going to have to drop the Raw Women's Championship. If this ends up being the case, then Lynch will likely drop her title championship over the next few weeks - ahead of her transition to SmackDown.
Lynch will put her title on the line against Sasha Banks at the Clash of Champions pay-per-view, so if "The Man" drops the belt there, it could all but confirm that she is indeed going to move to SmackDown. Even if Lynch retains against Banks next Sunday, there's still plenty of time for her to eventually lose the championship.
It's been reported that the 2019 WWE draft will take place on the Oct. 11 episode of SmackDown and the ensuing episode of Raw three days later. SmackDown certainly needs as many stars as possible in order to enhance their ratings under Fox in the early beginning, so it wouldn't be a surprise if a major star like Lynch moved in the draft.
A recent SmackDown photo shoot included Lynch, The Miz, Rey Mysterio and Alexa Bliss. The latter is already on SmackDown, but it could be a hint that the other three will be moving over there.
When Could Lynch Drop Her Championship?
Having pulled off an epic heel turn, Banks appears to be in line for a major push - so next Sunday would be a prime opportunity for her to begin a title reign. Lynch's run with the title has to end eventually, and it makes sense to do it against another top-tier superstar. But for now, the bigger storyline to focus on is Lynch's likely move over to SmackDown.