WWE announced that Becky Lynch has a facial fracture and a concussion. Charlotte Flair will replace her.
Becky Lynch has been pulled off the card for WWE’s Survivor Series pay-per-view due to a legitimate injury.
Tom Phillips announced the change at the beginning of Tuesday night’s edition of SmackDown and confirmed that Lynch had a broken face and a concussion. Lynch appeared in the ring at the top of the show’s second hour to choose who would replace her and picked Charlotte Flair.
Fightful’s Sean Ross Sapp reported Tuesday afternoon that Lynch was believed to have suffered a concussion and a broken nose in the final segment of Raw on Monday night. The segment saw Lynch leading an invasion of SmackDown women’s wrestlers and brawling with the Raw women’s division. Lynch was bleeding profusely from the nose area after taking a stiff punch from Nia Jax.
The punch left her momentarily dazed but Lynch carried on with the segment and was covered in blood by the end of it.
Lynch’s feud with Ronda Rousey was by far the hottest angle in WWE heading into Sunday’s show in Los Angeles, and the blood-soaked finale to Raw only served to heighten the anticipation. Regardless of the injury, Lynch is still one of WWE’s hottest acts and fans will still want to see a matchup between her and Rousey, perhaps at WrestleMania.