PHOENIX — Becky Lynch has been out for payback against Mickie James for a month, since James' reemergence in WWE to cost Lynch the SmackDown Women's Championship. At Elimination Chamber 2017, The Irish Lass Kicker got what she’s been looking for, picking up a hard-fought victory over James by surprising the veteran with a roll-up.
The two Superstars looked to be on even ground in the early moments of the match, with neither woman able to gain the upper hand until Lynch connected with a diving forearm to the arena floor. James recovered and began targeting The Irish Lass Kicker’s arm, hoping to lessen the effectiveness of Lynch’s patented Dis-arm-her.
Despite the ruthlessness of James’ attack, Lynch persevered and battled back, even surviving a Mick Kick. Mickie’s focus on the arm paid off, as Becky was unable to lock on the Dis-arm-her. However, The Irish Lass Kicker was able to slip out of her rival’s clutches and turn the tables, rolling up James to get the three-count and retribution.
Though Lynch walked out of Phoenix with the win, the nature of her victory will surely have James seething ... and looking to make sure this isn’t the last chapter in their rivalry.