Ric Flair files for 'The Man' trademark which could end up changing Becky Lynch's character

Ric Flair

Ever since her change in attitude in 2018, Becky Lynch has been one of the most popular superstars in WWE.

The Irishwoman has had much success since her turn at SummerSlam last year, and in the past year has won the Royal Rumble and main evented WrestleMania - taking both the Raw and SmackDown Women's Championships in the process.

It's her character shift to become 'The Man' that has sent her stock through the roof, and that's even led to her getting physical in a match with Baron Corbin at Extreme Rules.

There's obviously been criticisms from fans who don't feel like she needs to identify as the opposite sex to be popular, but it's clearly worked for her.

But Lynch's character may be about to change significantly.

That is because 'The Man' may not be just that for much longer, and it's all thanks to Ric Flair.

Flair's Limited Liability Company this week registered for 'The Man' trademark - after all Flair was 'The Man' before Lynch adopted that moniker.

Lynch took to Twitter as she always does in moments like these to profess that she still believes that she is 'The Man', regardless of Flair applying for a trademark.

Becky Lynch may no longer be 'The Man' going forward

But The Nature Boy hit back saying you've got to beat 'The Man' if you want to be 'The Man', and he cheekily added the hashtag '#alreadytrademarked' to his tweet.

If successful, Flair taking 'The Man' as his own will mean that WWE need to re-think what they do going forward with Lynch.

She will have to call herself something else going forward and don't be surprised if she throws some shade Flair's way on Monday Night Raw in the near future.

We're more than likely to see the same attitude from Lynch, but just no mention of being 'The Man' going forward - a shame but it shouldn't be the end of the world.

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