Last night, WWE witnessed an unprecedented return from WWE’s first-couple gimmick-holder Mike and Maria Kanellis. They went straight to confront Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch as Maria addressed Rollins as The Man’s ‘Bi**h’. The heated conversation quickly ensued a mixed tag team match on Monday Night Raw with a fresh lineup.
Maria shocked the world during the match by announcing that she is pregnant! Mike could not believe her words as Becky attacked him and locked in the dis-arm-her to pick up the submission win. Maria was not finished as she turned on her husband after the match. She was disgusted over the fact that Mike was her first child’s father. The next time she wants to get impregnated, she should ask The Man, Becky Lynch for it! This non-PG segment was rare on this era of the WWE that left the audience in awe.
WWE brought a significant twist to the championship rivalry between Seth Rollins and Baron Corbin at Stomping Grounds. They inserted Becky Lynch into the equation so to acknowledge the relation between Rollins and Lynch. This, in turn, set up the main event of Extreme Rules where these two team up against Corbin and Lacey Evans in a ‘Winner Take All’ match.
Now, Seth Rollins and Becky Lynch already had the upper hand on the two heels in the past week. So the two heels had to go through a discussion so to point out the weak link of the champions. Here’s more from WWE.com on this,
“After their Winners Take All Mixed Tag Team Match against Universal Champion Seth Rollins and Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch was made official for WWE Extreme Rules, Lacey Evans told Baron Corbin that “even Superman has his kryptonite,” and that The Beastslayer’s one weakness is The Man herself.
How will The Sassy Southern Belle and The Lone Wolf work to ensure they leave Philadelphia with both titles on Sunday, July 14, and how will Rollins and Lynch respond?”
So we expected mind games to begin from the heel superstars. But WWE instead chose to insert a brand new couple into the storyline to bring out the raw intensity. Hopefully, it will help to pull up the TV ratings.