Becky Lynch broke kayfabe after WWE Crown Jewel to give her thanks to several WWE Superstars. She also singled out one producer as “one of the great minds the wrestling business has”.
At Crown Jewel, WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch emerged victorious from her Triple Threat title match against Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks.
All three women had moments where it looked like they would capture the gold, however, ‘Big Time Becks’ managed to retain the title after surviving a KOD from Belair thanks to Banks preventing the ‘EST’ from getting the pin. After Banks took care of Belair, she attempted to pin ‘The Man’, but Lynch countered with a roll-up and used the ropes for leverage to get the three-count.
After the event, Lynch took to Instagram to give a heartfelt tribute to WWE Superstars – including Queen’s Crown winner Zelina Vega – and fans alike.
She also thanked WWE producer TJ Wilson – known as Tyson Kidd before he retired from in-ring action – calling him “one of greatest minds the wrestling business has.”
“Tonight was about so much more than a title.
I’ll set aside my usual trash talk tonight . Thank you to the women I shared the ring with tonight. You push me to do better. Thank you to the fans watching at home. Thank you to the incredible fans in Riyadh tonight who cheered so ferociously throughout our whole match and making this first trip to Saudi Arabia so memorable and inspiring so much hope for the future of women around the world.
Thank you to the women who have laid the path for us to do what we do.
Congratulations to the first Queen of the ring winner @theatrinidad [Zelina Vega]
And thank you to @tjwilson711 [TJ Wilson] for being one of greatest minds the wrestling business has and collaborating with us to make magic.
I’ll go back to hating everyone tomorrow and wanting to slap heads. But tonight I want to say thank you
Crown Jewel also saw Xavier Woods crowned as the newest King of the Ring, Big E retain the WWE Championship against Drew McIntyre, and Roman Reigns fend off Brock Lesnar to keep the Universal Championship.