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WWE star Becky Lynch, who made a return to the WWE Summer Slam last month in August, recalled her fight against Nia Jax in 2018-19 when she broke her nose after suffering a bow from Jax. She revealed that she is grateful for the blow as she didn’t have to face Ronda Rousey that year. Becky Lynch was supposed to face Ronda Rousey at the Survivor Series, however, following Nia Jax’s punch that broke her nose, she was ruled out of the match. She made a comeback to WWE by appearing at the SummerSlam on August 2021.
While talking to Give Me Sport, Lynch admitted that without the image of her where she was covered in blood at the top of the stands with her arms out, her career wouldn’t have reached the place it is at now. She added that she needed to buy Nia Jax a bouquet of flowers. While speaking further about the incident, she said, “So yeah, 100% it was a blessing in disguise. I don't know what would have happened otherwise. We would have had our match, I probably would have won. Who knows? Who knows what would have happened?. It's so hard to tell, but I am very grateful for everything that happened along the way”. After getting the blow from Nia Jax, Becky ran into the crowd with blood pouring from her face, which is widely regarded as the Irish wrestler’s reason to rise up the ranks in WWE.
Lynch is a four-time WWE woman’s champion as he has won the inaugural edition of SmackDown Women’s Championship at Backlash 2016, along with winning a Royal Rumble match in 2019, and winning both the Raw Women’s Championship and SmackDown Women’s Championship at WrestleMania 35. After winning the fight against Bianca Bair at the SummerSlam, while talking to Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT, Becky Lynch said that the original idea of her WWE return was to appear at WrestleMania 37 and face Bayley. However, she returned to the ring after 15 months at the Summer Slam and defeated Bianca Blair and won the SmackSown Women’s Championship for her fourth time.