It doesn’t look good either way. Earlier this week, Becky Lynch was ruled out of Sunday’s Survivor Series due to a broken bone in her face and a concussion, both of which were suffered on Monday Night Raw. On Monday’s show, Nia Jax punched Lynch in the face during a brawling segment, injuring her to the point where she had to go on the shelf. It was pretty clear that backlash was coming and it’s hitting Jax from two directions.
According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, there is backstage heat on Jax due to the injury. In this case, the heat is worse because this isn’t the first time that Jax has injured someone, including both Zelina Vega and Alexa Bliss. At the same time, Chris Jericho mentioned the situation on a recent episode of his Talk Is Jericho podcast. Jericho discussed the situation and thought the punch was even worse than previously described. Here are his pair of comments, with transcription courtesy of WrestleZone.com:
“If you see the punch she [Becky Lynch] took, oh my gosh. It didn’t look like a potato. It looked like a legitimate deliberate punch to the face, but whatever. We’ll hold off for judgment on that.”
“She did knock the fu*k out of Becky Lynch, so maybe, she might get a little office heat for that. You never know what’s going to happen in the wacky world of WWE.”
The brawl in question:
Opinion: You had to know the heat was coming as the video of the punch doesn’t do Jax any favors. It was a wild brawling segment and there was no real need for her to swing that hard. The punch put Lynch on the shelf for a while and there is no way of telling how long she’s going to be gone. As the Observer mentioned, this isn’t the first time Jax has hurt someone and that’s going to be noticed.
Do you think Jax went too far? What should happen to her? Let us know in the comments below.
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