16. UFC Fighter Appearing At SummerSlam 2017?
As we noted before, UFC Fighter Cris Cyborg has challenged former SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch to a match at SummerSlam 2017. Below is what WWE posted about this:
UFC fighter Cris Cyborg challenges Becky Lynch
Becky Lynch doesn’t officially have an opponent for SummerSlam quite yet, but another former champion has thrown down the gauntlet for what would be a dream bout at The Biggest Event of the Summer. Former Strikeforce Women’s Featherweight Champion and former Invicta FC World Featherweight Champion Cris Cyborg posted a fan-made fantasy match-up graphic depicting herself against Lynch, writing that if the UFC’s Ronda Rousey isn’t stepping into the WWE ring in the near future, she’s happy to mix it up with SmackDown LIVE’s “Straight Fire.”
The former SmackDown Women’s Champion responded shortly after, saying she’d have no issues throwing down with the UFC powerhouse.
Below are their tweets:
— #UFC214 CyborgNation (@criscyborg) July 14, 2017
I've never backed down from a challenge. Come at me bro. https://t.co/vbi7miqnRC
— Becky Lynch (@BeckyLynchWWE) July 14, 2017
The pair traded Twitter barbs earlier this week, with Cyborg sending an incendiary response to Triple H’s tweet inviting Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather to Raw, and Becky throwing a stinging jab in response.
— #UFC214 CyborgNation (@criscyborg) July 12, 2017
Are you sure Dana would let you? Seeing as he doesn't seem to let you do much else? https://t.co/M5cDwnbGXx
— Becky Lynch (@BeckyLynchWWE) July 12, 2017
Their feud continued on Twitter and James Ellsworth joined it too:
— #UFC214 CyborgNation (@criscyborg) July 15, 2017
— James Ellsworth (@realellsworth) July 16, 2017
— #UFC214 CyborgNation (@criscyborg) July 16, 2017
— Becky Lynch (@BeckyLynchWWE) July 16, 2017
Word going on is that WWE has worked something out with Cyborg and that she’ll be making an appearance at SummerSlam 2017. We’ll keep you updated regarding this.