Initially, SmackDown Live Women’s Champion Becky Lynch was to face Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey at Survivor Series. Unfortunately, Lynch suffered a broken nose at the hands of Nia Jax during a brawl segment on Raw. On SmackDown Live, Lynch selected Charlotte Flair to serve as her replacement against Rousey.
Flair and Rousey had an extremely competitive match inside the ring, however, Flair busted out a kendo stick in the middle of the contest and beat Rousey with it, getting herself disqualified in the process. The Survivor Series crowd had an interesting reaction to the angle, as they cheered Flair and booed Rousey.
This was interesting considering Flair had been booed by fans for the past several months, ever since she began feuding with Lynch. On a recent edition of Busted Open Radio, WWE Hall Of Famer Bully Ray explained the situation:
“This was all because of Becky,” Ray said. “Here’s a positive to last night. Despite the fact that WWE made you forget about Becky last night, Becky made sure that you didn’t forget about her. And you could see it by the way the people were vicariously living through Charlotte. About a month ago everyone was like “Why does Charlotte have to always win? Why does Charlotte have to always win? Oh! She’s the daughter of Ric Flair!” Blah, blah, blah.
“Well, how come everybody loved her last night? Because she was Becky’s girl. Becky got Charlotte over last night. Now, when I say that I don’t mean it like, Becky did the work. But the hug and the endorsement is what got those people behind Charlotte, because if Becky says it’s okay to love Charlotte, then we’ll love Charlotte all over again.”
"What Charlotte did last night should have got her booed out of the building. It was the exact opposite, and it was because of @BeckyLynchWWE" – @bullyray5150 on @MsCharlotteWWE vicious attack on @RondaRousey last night at #SurvivorSeries pic.twitter.com/M0v03LbYCR
— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) November 19, 2018