After Raw last night (Dec. 3), we got our now obligatory Twitter exchange between the Women’s champions of WWE’s two main roster brands:
U sure had alot of free time during #DrPaidVacation 2beg for my attention on Twitter-but Im busy promoting a PPV w/ an opponent whos actually going to show up.Leave it to #TheMillennialMan to still be on social media crying for a participation trophy for never showing up to fight— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) December 4, 2018
Oh you talking about that time you showed up to #Raw trying to look tough and left with your face caved in? That’s some more #BackwardsBullshitBecky - Keep hiding behind your Dr’s note while the #ArmTaker handles your #FaceBreaker— Ronda Rousey (@RondaRousey) December 4, 2018
Most people I’ve talked to have this as another “win” for Becky Lynch, and I’d agree. My question is though, what’s she winning at this point?
We’ve established she has the far superior social media game. Ronda is all about alliteration - “BackwardsBeckyBullshit” actually isn’t bad, but coming in the same thread as “MillenialMan” and on the same timeline as “Monolithic Mute”, I have a hard time taking it seriously - and can’t let go of the notion that Lynch is somehow ducking fights despite evidence to the contrary.
So what does The Man accomplish, winning another “fight” she’s favored to win? Does a minor skirmish like this one decrease the chances a future exchange won’t land with the impact it needs to because we’ve seen shots taken & landed weekly?
They got my attention, and I know writing about these tweets will get enough attention from Cagesiders to make it worth a post, so... that’s likely the entire point. WWE may well be directing them to tweet at one another, as fireworks between the champs may generate more excitement from certain portions of the fanbase than Ronda’s upcoming match with Nia Jax does.
Almost all the women involved in recent Twitter battles with Lynch will be on hand for TLC in a couple weeks. Maybe we should wait until then for another volley.
There is such thing as too much of a good thing.