Becky Lynch talks about her journey to the SmackDown Women's Championship. (Photo : YouTube/WWE)
Nikki Bella was not able to participate in the Women's 5-on-5 Survivor Series matchup between Team Raw and SmackDown because she was attacked backstage. According to the latest rumors, Becky Lynch could be revealed as the one behind the attack on Nikki.
The former Divas champion was named captain of Team SmackDown but she was attacked before the match at Survivor Series. Natalya stepped into her shoes but it was not enough as Team Raw came out with the victory.
Natalya might end up being the culprit but Nikki vs. Natalya is not a very interesting feud. Nikki is currently at the climax of her program with Carmella. She will face "The Princess of State Island" in a No Disqualification Match at the TLC pay-per-view on December 4.
According to the WrestlingNews.co, Nikki was not suffering from any injuries and the WWE pulled her from the event due to storyline. However, it will be revealed in the future that neither Carmella nor Natalya is the attacker.
The report added that reigning SmackDown women's champion Becky Lynch could be revealed as the one behind the attack. The WWE might use the jealousy angle to get the feud going with Lynch not liking the fact that Nikki was chosen as captain rather than the champion.
It is just only a fantasy booking but Nikki vs. Becky at WrestleMania 33 is a good matchup. However, the problem would be the backlash from the hardcore fans and the IWC. Lynch is a big favorite of many while a Nikki is not suited for being a babyface.
The move can backlash as the fans still cheer the heel Becky and boo the face Nikki. Some fans hate the former Divas champion because of her real-life relationship with John Cena. Nevertheless, the current SmackDown women's champion is open to becoming a bad girl in the future.
In a recent interview with Games Radar, Lynch was asked if she wants to be a heel once again just like her time down in NXT. She answered that she is very interested in doing it and she wants to turn heel when people least expect it.
"Oh, 100 per cent. And I'll do it when people least expect it. Mostly for social media: Twitter or Instagram becomes so much more fun when you can be boastful and say whatever you want. You can be so full of yourself and ridiculous when you're a heel," Lynch said.
Nevertheless, these are just rumors at the moment and should be taken with a grain of salt. Check out the video below to see the aftermath of the attack on Nikki at Survivor Series.