Following the main event of WWE NXT Halloween Havoc Week One last night, Becky Lynch is no longer the NXT Women’s Champion. She lost the title to fellow Irish star Lyra Valkyria, ending her first-ever reign with the belt at just 42 days following successful defenses over the likes of Natalya, Tegan Nox, and Tiffany Stratton. The shock title change comes just a day after Lynch retained the title on Raw two days ago over former champion Indi Hartwell.
In the closing moments of last night’s main event, Valkyria kicked out of a Manhandle Slam to Lynch’s shock. The champion attempted to hit the move a second time but Valkyria rolled through into a pin and got the three count. After the bout, Lynch handed the title to the new champion personally with a hug and raised Valkyria’s hand to close the show. Jade Cargill, who had been watching the match from a perch overlooking the ring, looked on with a smile.
Taking to social media after the match, Lynch praised the new champion even further. In a post to her X account, Lynch simply stated that “the future is bright” accompanied by an Irish flag emoji. On top of the surprising result, Lynch vs. Valkyria also made history by being the first-ever WWE championship match to feature all-Irish wrestlers.
Additionally, the match also saw not only Lynch’s first WWE singles loss in over three months but also her first clean singles loss in over a year. Lynch last lost in singles competition to Zoey Stark on the July 10th edition of RAW thanks to interference from Trish Stratus but The Man’s last singles loss without interference or any kind of rule-breaking was to Bianca Belair over 14 months ago at SummerSlam 2022.
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