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Reason why Charlotte Flair did not win this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble match

The Becky Lynch suspension storyline has some fans scratching their head. Why have Lynch win this year’s Women’s Royal Rumble match only to have her suspended just a couple of weeks later?

As is the case with everything in WWE, it boils down to what Vince McMahon wanted. There were people pushing for Flair to win the Rumble but, as noted on Wrestling Observer Radio, McMahon insisted on having Lynch win.

“If they had Charlotte win the Royal Rumble, it would have made sense as far as the storyline goes,” Meltzer said. “But Vince was absolutely insistent that Becky Lynch had to win the Royal Rumble.”

Lynch’s win at the Rumble seemed like the right thing to do but the follow-up kind of negates the Rumble victory so perhaps, for the storyline, Flair should have won but that is not how McMahon saw things.

It’s expected that Lynch will eventually get inserted into the match at Mania. She is currently advertised to wrestle Flair at the Fastlane pay-per-view.

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