WWE WrestleMania 36 continues. Now we have the one match of the weekend that I didn’t end up making a preview on, I had a lot to do and I just missed on this one… wouldn’t you know it, it’s on Night 1. Ah well… Becky Lynch defends her Raw Women’s title against Shayna Baszler.
WWE Raw Women’s Championship: Becky Lynch (c) vs. Shayna Baszler
Exchange of open hand strikes, very loud. Shayna with a leg kick makes Becky back off, Kirifuda Clutch attempted, Becky slips out of the ring. Shayna follows, big leg kick, heavy forearm to the back, tosses Becky into the apron! Shayna hoists Becky off of the floor with a powerbomb attempt but Becky reverses into a hurricanrana! Tosses Baszler onto the announce table! Breaks the count at 7 and goes back out, tosses Shayna right into the ring steps. Back into the ring, Becky kicks and stomps Baszler in the corner. Hoists her up, wants a Cobra Clutch but Shayna elbows out of it, Becky tries her springing kick but Baszler stops that with a simple kick to the face. Looking for the Stormbreaker, Becky counters into the Dis-Arm-Her but Shayna turns it into a Kirifuda Clutch attempt, Becky rolls through for a 2 count, Baszler plants her with a hard Spinebuster! Stormbreaker nailed for a nearfall!
Charging knee strike, Becky avoids it, wants the Dis-Arm-Her but Shayna takes her to the apron, Becky with a kick to the chest, pulls her out to the apron. Exchange of forearms, Shayna wins out. Clobbers her, charges, Becky catches her, Uranage onto the apron! Pushes Baszler to the middle, cover for a nearfall! Becky checking her teeth to make sure they’re not chipped. Goes up top, Baszler puts a stop to this, hurls her to the mat. Double Arm Lift into a Crossbreaker, Becky stacks her up for a nearfall but Baszler reverses into the Dis-Arm-Her, Becky slips away, but Baszler trips her to the mat, driving knee to the face for a nearfall!
Becky on the apron, Shayna wants a Kirifuda Clutch but Becky hotshots her, Dis-Arm-Her attempt on the ropes, Baszler reverses, Kirifuda Clutch cinched in within the ropes, has to break on four but Becky is drained as she falls to the floor. Baszler leaves the ring, kicks her, hoists her up in powerbomb position, swings her violently headfirst into the announce desk twice! Shayna resets the count, throws Becky back into the ring. Shayna again with the Kirifuda Clutch, Becky struggling mightily but swiftly fades, back roll stacks her up and within the clutch she gets the pin!
Winner: Becky Lynch
And that makes for a year long title reign thus far for Becky Lynch. It’s been a pretty damn long time since a woman has achieved that in WWE, outside of NXT of course. Pretty nice little accolade.
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