You have to pay the chair, Man. Becky Lynch is one of the biggest stars in WWE and there are very few names on her level. That means she is going to be on some of the biggest shows of the year in some of the most important spots. That was the case on Sunday when she defended the Raw Women’s Title against Sasha Banks at Clash Of Champions, but things didn’t go well after the match was over.

As announced on, Lynch has been fined $10,000 for striking an official with a chair during her match against Banks. The shot effectively ended the match but Banks and Lynch brawled around the arena for several minutes until other referees came out to separate the two and call for the bell. Lynch’s chair shot to the referee was accidental, though she did not seem apologetic about it.

It was a heck of a fight. Check out what led to the fine and what came after the referee went down:

Opinion: That was the kind of thing that can keep a storyline going but it also lets the company seem a little more professional as we come up on the move to FOX. While WWE may be scripted, FOX would like to present it as somewhere in the middle and a fine like this could do some good in making WWE feel a little more legitimate. It’s not something you can do too often, but it works here.

What do you think is next for Lynch vs. Banks? Is a fine an effective plot device? Let us know in the comments below.

Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.

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