It’s been brewing for weeks, if not months.
Whether in the ring or on social media, the Ronda Rousey/Becky Lynch feud is something that will not go away – and quite rightly, it’s the hottest thing in WWE at the moment.
However, if you have someone you call the Baddest Woman on the Planet as she looks like the one who is being turned on – that ain’t going to work.
Lynch has been masterful on the mic, social, and in the ring – winning the crowd and seeing her nemesis’s popularity plummet.
Rousey has been on the end of boos, and last week even seemed to relinquish her title – as the possibility of getting her hands on Becky seems to be slipping away.
On RAW this week, that all changed.
Becky was back – reinstated by Stephanie McMahon, and seemingly with a shot at getting her hands on the gold in a match against Charlotte at Fastlane this coming Sunday.
The Rowdy one would crash the party however, cutting a biting heel promo and proceeding to batter Becky all over the ring. Twice. Maybe three time. And then again after the show went off the air.
It’s the move Rousey’s character has been crying out for, and now enables her to going on a spree of beatdowns, not caring what the crowd think, not smiling, not waving – just beating people up – like the MMA fighter she once was.
Business just picked up.
The life and times of Mean Gene Okerlund have been captured in a tribute video from the WWE.
Mean Gene was the voice, and backstage presence, for a generation of wrestling fans throughout the 80s and 90s, and was still going strong right up to his passing at the age of 76 last week.
A genius with mic in hand, Okerlund captured hearts around the world with his humour, wit, and fair helping of slapstick thrown in for good measure – adding verve and colour to everything he did.
Some of his best moments have been immortalised in the video package released on RAW this week to pay tribute to this legend of the industry.
Hulk Hogan returned to RAW this week to pay tribute to long-time friend Mean Gene Okerlund.
The instantly recognisable interviewer had passed away last week at the age of 76.
The pair were close, personal friends, to coin a phrase, and featured together in WWE in the heydays of the 80s and 90s.
A visibly moved Hulk, slipped out of character to talk about Mean Gene, drawing a warm response from the crowd.
He capped the segment off by going back into Hulkamania mode talking about some of the late, great WWE stars Okerlund would now be joining.
You can see the tribute in the video above.