Becky Lynch and Ronda Rousey may face WrestleMania for the second year in a row.
Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated reported Tuesday that "WWE officials are provisional Rousey is scheduled to compete against Lynch at WrestleMania 36 in Tampa on April 5, 2020."
Lynch, Rousey and Charlotte Flair participated in a Triple Threat Match for the Raw and SmackDown Women's Title titles at WrestleMania 35 on Sunday. Lynch pinned Rousey to take over both belts at the card's main event.
After the main event, there was a lot of talk about the abrupt destination, where Lynch Ronda rolled up Rousey for a quick pin. Brad Shepard of Pro Sports Extra and Sean Michael Sapp of Fightful both said the destination was miserable:
Brad Shepard @ TheBradShepard
According to a source in #WWE, the main WrestleMania event did not end planned destination. The end was a mistake, and the referee, thinking of Ronda's shoulders, was counted down to three. Ronda was not happy. #WWE #WrestleMania #WomensEvolution
Sean Ross Sapp of Fightful.com @ SeanRossSapp
The target did not go as planned. Rousey was not happy afterwards. Thought the situation made her look bad.
Brian Campbell, Jack Crosby and Adam Silverstein of CBSSports.com also wrote that "Rousey's shoulders were visibly high during the three-counter."
Sapp also reported that referee Rod Zapata was fined.
"Referee Rod Zapata won a few points behind the scenes, but that seemed to dissipate quickly," Sapp wrote. However, on Monday at WWE Raw, Zapata was pulled aside by Vince McMahon, who discussed the situation, and Zapata was fined at the conclusion of the main event. "
Sapp also wrote, "The pinfall was supposed to happen from the crucifix, but McMahon told Zapata he should have waited until his shoulders were down to count the three, and if any of the performers in the ring had to fight Mack Fighting's Dave Meltzer reported that Rousey suffered a broken right-hand when she struck blows and was struggling in a fight that " is expected to at least for some Time will be her last World Wrestling Entertainment match. "
The match did not end as planned, but the heat from the Flair Rousey Lynch feud was still fantastic in building WrestleMania. A rematch involving some or all of the participants in the event next year would definitely be worth a visit.