If WWE still hosted the Slammy Awards at the years end, Becky Lynch would surely be up there for Superstar of the Year.
Lynch's rise to the top this year came very organically, with the fans begging for her to be given a chance earlier in 2018 when she wasn't getting the opportunities.
When she finally seemed to get one at SummerSlam, Charlotte Flair was added into the mix as well, and WWE stumbled on the best accident they've ever created with Lynch's attack on Flair.
The Lasskicker's new cocky persona gained her even more followers, and she became a social media sensation as she sent for every single woman in the locker room and beyond.
And her feud with Ronda Rousey really took her to the next level, even exchanging tweets with Conor McGregor recently teasing a special WrestleMania appearance come April 2019.
It did seem to take a while for WWE's creative team to cotton on to the fact that Lynch was 'over' with the WWE Universe though, something that Seth Rollins has alluded to in a recent radio interview.
“One thing that we as a company miss sometimes are these storytelling points," The Kingslayer told The Show on Rock 105.3, per NoDQ.
"It goes over the heads of our writers sometimes, it’s just what the story is,” said Rollins to,The Show on Rock 105.3, per Fightful.
“Becky’s story is super relatable. When she talks about being in Charlotte Flair’s shadow, that’s a real story that people see and relate to. It took some time for our team to catch on to what was really going on.
"We have this weird enmeshment of reality and storytelling that no other entertainment industry has. It’s hard to figure that out sometimes. We’ve got it now. Becky is straight fire. She’s the Man.”
It seems like Seth is taking shots at the creative team for not noticing what Becky had until the fans made themselves heard - and it's almost like he's speaking for them too.
Rollins was also the one who was scripted to mention Raw's record-low ratings and fans criticising the product this past week, in what seems like a move from WWE to address their real-world issues and pin the blame on someone else.
Even if the original 'Man' was firing shots at creative, it's good that they've finally realised who the top dog on SmackDown really is.
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