Becky Lynch Claims She’s A Better Double Champion Than Roman Reigns
It’s been more than three years since Becky Lynch held the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships at the same time.
“Big Time Becks” outlasted Charlotte Flair and Ronda Rousey in the main event of WrestleMania 35 to become the new holder of both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships. At Money in the Bank 2019, however, The Queen outlasted her longtime rival to become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion.
We wouldn’t see another “double” world champion until WrestleMania 38, where Roman Reigns (the Universal Champion) defeated then-WWE Champion Brock Lesnar in a “Winner Takes All” match to become the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion. Fast forward four months later, and Reigns is still the holder of both the WWE and the Universal titles.
The @WWEOnFox Twitter account posted a side-by-side graphic of Reigns and Lynch holding two world championship belts, asking fans who the better double champion was. Lynch responded with a simple six-word tweet
Me, I showed up to work. https://t.co/16aD7wTwHK
— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) August 2, 2022
This is obviously in reference to Reigns’ part-time WWE schedule. As previously noted, The Tribal Chief signed a new deal with WWE which features a reduced working schedule (less house shows, televised appearances, pay-per-view matches and more). Lynch, a full-time star, will be out for several months as she recovers from a shoulder injury that she suffered in her match against Bianca Belair at SummerSlam.
Lynch’s victory over Rousey and Flair at WrestleMania 35 made her the first WWE star to hold both the Raw and SmackDown Women’s Championships at the same time. Reigns’ win over Lesnar made him the first double champion since WWE introduced the Universal Championship in 2016.
Reigns Recently Reached Two Special WWE Milestones
Both Lynch and Reigns turned out to be well-suited and deserving double champions. The former’s tenure didn’t last at long, but nobody can take away the fact that Lynch was the first “double” Raw and SmackDown Women’s Champion. Reigns, who’s in the midst of his own historic run, recently reached the 700-day reign mark as the Universal Champion as well as 1,000 combined days as a world champion.