Lynch has been a dominant Raw Women's Champion over the last year, defeating the likes of Lacey Evans, Natalya, and Sasha Banks during her run. At WWE Royal Rumble, Lynch collected her debt against Asuka, defeating her and retaining the Raw Women's Championship.
But Corey Graves noticed that the crowd was more silent than he had anticipated given the magnitude of the match.
"It is my concern that the WWE Universe is beginning to tire of 'The Man.' This is historically a common occurrence in WWE," Graves said on WWE After The Bell. "When someone reaches megastar status, as Becky has over the last year-plus, people tire of them. Look no further than John Cena, Roman Reigns, more recently, Ronda Rousey, who was beloved when she arrived in WWE but by the time WrestleMania came around, even before that, WWE was tired of her. Seth Rollins, last year, no one could wait for him to Brock Lesnar. He beats Brock Lesnar, becomes the guy, and everyone goes, 'what else you got?' This isn't Becky's fault. It isn't anyone's fault. It's an occurrence. It's a cyclical business and maybe it's time for an evolution, another step, another layer to 'The Man.' If anyone can give it to us, I'm sure it's Becky Lynch. But as of this past weekend, Becky Lynch is no longer the underdog. Before she became 'The Man,' everything that propelled Becky to superstardom is 'she wasn't getting her just due.' She had passion, heart and talent, but was never taking that next step. She created her own path, there's no denying she's still a megastar. I'm just wondering if we're beginning to see the rumblings of a bigger movement."
Graves re-iterated that he is not tired of Lynch, but believes the crowd might be tiring of her. No longer the underdog, Lynch has regained her confidence and began referring to herself as The GOAT on WWE Raw.
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