This year’s WWE Royal Rumble pay-per-view event was no doubt a special night for former WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch. Part of that was due to the way that she won the Women’s Royal Rumble Match.
This is where she would secure herself a championship match at WrestleMania 35 in a few months against WWE Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey. Lynch wasn’t originally announced for the match. Once Lana limped down to the ring as she sold an ankle injury, “The Man” walked out and convinced WWE agent Fit Finlay to put her in the Women’s Royal Rumble Match as Lana’s replacement.
During a recent episode of Busted Open, Bully Ray talked about how he would’ve made her entrance even better.
“I’m going to give you a scenario in which if they’d given this a tiny bit more thought—and I’m not saying that they didn’t, maybe they thought of my exact idea that I’m going to throw out,” Bubba began. “But they decided not to go with it, the majority of the WWE Universe—I do not believe—knows who Fit Finlay is. Obviously, I know who he is, you know who he is, the die-hard wrestling fan knows who he is. And all due respect to Fit Finlay, but there are probably a lot of people who did not understand who Fit was. You have to be really knowledgeable about how the WWE works.”
“Fit Finlay is out there, alright? If Lana was hurt, I almost would like to have seen some of the girls to come out there and check on Lana, and Becky could have been one of them,” Bubba continued. “They could have done this right there in the ramp way or shot it in the back, live, and pan to the back. You could have seen Becky with ice on her neck with random girl one and random girl two, they’re all just checking on Lana.
“You could have had Becky sitting in a chair someplace else, and that’s where Fit could have made eye contact with Becky and pulled her on the side to say, ‘Listen, we need one more girl out there.’ That’s where Becky turns around, ‘I’m sorry, Fit, I tapped out to Asuka, she was the better woman today. I’ll live to fight another day.’ And that’s where you see Fit build up Becky and go, ‘Becky, you deserve to go out there, there’s no shame in tapping. And I agree with you, Asuka was the better girl, but these people want you and these people need you.’ You see Fit Finlay talk up Becky Lynch and that’s when he gives her the motion that says, ‘go to the ring.”
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— SiriusXM Busted Open (@BustedOpenRadio) January 28, 2019
H/T to Wrestling Inc. for the transcription.