SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch divulged Monday that she was in a bad way immediately after getting punched by Nia Jax on Raw on November 12.
Appearing on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show (h/t WrestlingInc.com), Lynch discussed what happened during the aftermath of the infamous punch.
“I got a severe concussion and I broke my nose, so I was in [the] hospital that night after the event, so I completely blacked out after I got hit, right? But I rolled to the ropes and got back up again. I guess my autopilot kicked in and I smashed half of Raw including Runny Ronnie,” Lynch said.
She added, “So it turns out that my autopilot is a badass too.”
Lynch took the punch from Jax after she and the SmackDown LIVE women’s roster invaded Raw.
Becky previously took out Raw Women’s Champion Ronda Rousey backstage in advance of their scheduled match at Survivor Series. Since Lynch wasn’t cleared to compete, th match never happened, and Charlotte Flair stepped in as Rousey’s opponent instead.
According to Lynch, she has no recollection of what happened on Raw after getting punched. She suggested that the punch made the potential match versus Rousey even bigger and hinted at facing “The Rowdy One” at WrestleMania. “The
“Completely out of it, I was completely out on my feet,” Lynch recalled. “Well, hopefully, it will lead to bigger and better things.
“I think now the fight that people want to see is me versus Ronnie. They do want to see it on a bigger stage and I think WrestleMania is a pretty damn big stage. That’s my goal. That’s all I can think about. That’s all I want. I’m living it right now. That’s what I wake up thinking about. That’s what I go to bed thinking about. If I had a vision board, that would be on my vision board. But I think the possibility is right there, right? And for no other reason than it is the fight that people most care about seeing, right?
“So it doesn’t matter what the gender is or if it’s for Evolution and it’s the one that people care about the most, and so it should be the main event.”