On the latest episode of his After The Bell podcast, host Corey Graves discusses Raw women’s champion Becky Lynch, and whether he thinks the WWE Universe is beginning to tire of her main event push. Graves explains that the cynical nature of the business is that the fans allegiance can turn on a dime, citing Roman Reigns, John Cena, and even Seth Rollins as an example.
It is my concern that the WWE Universe is beginning to tire of ‘The Man.’ This is historically a common occurrence in WWE. 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.
Graves suggests that Lynch begin to evolve her character because she is no longer the underdog that made her super popular. He does praise Lynch’s ability to be able to make that happen.
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.
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Check out his full comments below. (H/T and transcribed by Fightful)