Becky Lynch made history at WrestleMania 35 when she, along with Ronda Rousey and Charlotte Flair, became the first women to main event WrestleMania. Lynch won the triple threat match, gaining the Raw and SmackDown Women's Titles in the process.
Lynch has held the Raw Women's Championship since that night and at WrestleMania 36, she defends the belt against Shayna Baszler. And while there's a chance Lynch closes night one of WrestleMania 36, she won't close night two.
“Am I disappointed?” Lynch questioned when asked by Sports Illustrated if she was disappointed that she wouldn't be main eventing WrestleMania 36. “No, I’m not disappointed. Sometimes you’re going to be the main event, sometimes you’re not. I’m somebody that went from the pre-show of WrestleMania to the main event. It’s all about how you react, respond, and keep moving forward. This is also not the last WrestleMania. I’m not retiring tomorrow, there are so many years ahead of me. I’m always thinking about how I can get to the main event. It has to be the right place for it, but that’s always the goal in my mind.”
Rousey hasn't been seen in WWE since the loss to Lynch. But Baszler presents a similar style to Rousey as they both come from the world of MMA and are best friends. But Lynch believes there is a big difference between the two.
“There is no denying what Shayna has done,” Lynch said. “She’s put in the work, she was a pioneer in women’s MMA, long before Ronda came along. She’s someone who went to the independents. She loves wrestling, I know she does. She’s not somebody who said, ‘Oh, that’s an easy way for me to be on TV. Let me try that because my other sport didn’t work out.’ She actually went and trained, did her time on the independent circuit, went to NXT, trained her ass off there, and she was the longest combined NXT Women’s Champion. She has put in the work, and there is no doubt about that. I’m not underestimating her for a second—I think she’s underestimating me. I won’t underestimate the danger of Shayna. She has proven herself in many disciplines, and in NXT. She’s a worthy competitor for the Raw Women’s Championship. I’m going out there to prove I’m better.”
In a different interview, Lynch revealed that her match with Baszler will take place on night one of WrestleMania 36. It is unknown if the match will serve as the main event.
Fightful will have live coverage of both nights of WrestleMania 36 beginning on Saturday, April 4.