Becky Lynch is all set to make history at the Money in the Bank pay-per-view event. She is the WWE Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion at the same time and hence will defend these two belts at the same time at the upcoming show. No other female superstar in the history of WWE has competed in two separate title matches in a WWE show, prior to this. Additionally, there’s more significance to this match as WWE is potentially planning a brand switch for her.
As seen on this week’s WWE programming, WWE has scheduled two separate opponents at Money in the Back PPV 2019. Charlotte Flair demanded a title opportunity for not suffering the pinfall loss at Wrestlemania 35. Ultimately, she had to earn the rights for the contender’s spot by defeating Bayley on Smackdown. As for the red brand, Lacey Evans will challenge Becky Lynch on the same PPV night,
“Armed with an ability to play politics and curry favor, Evans earned herself a Raw Women’s Title opportunity against Becky Lynch with her victory over Natalya the following week on Raw, setting the stage for an extremely intriguing matchup. What will happen when The Man squares off against The Lady? Don’t miss WWE Money in the Bank, Sunday, May 19, streaming live at 7 ET/4 PT on the award-winning WWE Network.”
Now, there’s a reason why WWE is hosting two separate title matches for Becky Lynch on one single night. The current plan is to let her drop one title and hence leave the respective brand. Wrestling Observer Newsletter noted the same in their recent report. There’s a big chance is that The Man will drop the Smackdown women’s championship to Charlotte Flair at Money in the Bank. This will allow her to leave the blue brand permanently and move to the red brand.
WWE will need the presence of Becky Lynch on Monday Night Raw since Ronda Rousey has left the show. She will now be running the Raw women’s division instead of the former UFC superstar. WWE may have some initial plans to unify the two women’s championships. But for now, they will be going for this plan to ensure the titles move back to their respective brands.