Earlier this week, Becky Lynch was dethroned as NXT Women’s Champion by Lyra Valkyria. The surprise title change occurred during the main event of NXT Halloween Havoc Week One this past Tuesday in which Lynch was defeated clean in a singles match for the first time in 2023. Following the match, Lynch took to social media to congratulate her fellow Irish star on their first-ever WWE championship win and share her optimism for the future of the black and gold brand.
The title loss has raised questions surrounding the possibility of a title rematch and The Man’s future in NXT as a whole. A few days on from her title loss, Lynch herself has now addressed those queries directly. In a post to Instagram yesterday, Lynch said she was “immensely proud” of her time as NXT Women’s Champion and confirmed that her second run in NXT is now officially over.
“The NbeXT era has come to an end,” Lynch announced. “I am immensely proud of my run as NXT womens champion. From getting to step in the ring with some of the finest up and comers to open challenges on Raw and being a catalyst for highlighting the wealth of hungry talent we have on our roster. @real_valkyria is the real deal and will be a star for years to come. The future is in good hands.”
Becky returned to NXT for the first time since 2019 in early September, dethroning NXT Women’s Champion Tiffany Stratton in the process. During her 42-day reign with the title, Lynch defended the belt 10 times across Raw, NXT, NXT No Mercy and WWE live events against the likes of Stratton, Natalya, Tegan Nox, Indi Hartwell, and Zoey Stark.
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