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WWE WrestleMania 35: Why Ronda Rousey must lose to Becky Lynch in main event

The former UFC champion has been unbeaten since coming to WWE but that streak should end in New Jersey on Sunday

Ronda Rousey's unbeaten run in WWE should end at WrestleMania 35. Image courtesy of WWE
Ronda Rousey's unbeaten run in WWE should end at WrestleMania 35. Image courtesy of WWE

A year can go by quickly in the WWE. It's hard to believe that it's been 12 months since Ronda Rousey made her debut at WrestleMania 34 as part of the mixed tag match where she partnered Kurt Angle against Triple H and Stephanie McMahon.

The former UFC champion has been an overwhelming success in WWE and has helped push the women's division to the forefront.

She is yet to lose a match, has been Raw Women's champion since August, and is now part of the first women's main event at a WrestleMania.

Which is why WrestleMania 35 is the ideal place for her winning streak to end.

The finish to Sunday's triple threat match at the MetLife Stadium in New Jersey should be Becky Lynch tapping Rousey out with her Disarmer finish to win both the Raw and SmackDown Women's titles.

All unbeaten streaks have to come to an end at some point and WrestleMania has proven a popular spot in the past for that.

Asuka lost hers in New Orleans 12 months ago to Charlotte Flair, the other participant in Sunday's match.

Rousey has ruled the roost and now is the chance to add some depth to her character.

Losing to Lynch will humanise her a little, and give her motivation for revenge in a singles one-on-one when the rematch happens.

Lynch is the strong favourite to win. It is a feel-good moment, and WWE would be crazy to close the show with anyone other then the Irishwoman standing tall.

Lynch has beaten Flair on a number of occasions, at Evolution in a singles match and then in the Royal Rumble itself.

Flair is an outstanding talent and she deserves her place in the event. But she should not be part of the finish, either winning or losing. This is about Lynch and Rousey.

Lynch's crowning moment of become the face of the division on the WWE's biggest stage. For that to resonate, and to guarantee headlines, it needs to be Rousey who submits on the night.

Rousey is still a huge part of WWE going forward, and it would not be a surprise to see her back with a title by the end of SummerSlam in August in Toronto.

But Sunday night in New Jersey needs to belong to Lynch.

Updated: April 7, 2019 11:56 AM

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