Per the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter, the Survivor Series inter-brand match between Ronda Rousey and Becky Lynch has not been cancelled; it has been postponed...
...until the main event of WrestleMania 35.
"Right now the plan is for Ronda Rousey vs. Becky Lynch to headline WrestleMania," wrote Dave Meltzer. Reportedly, this was a joint decision undertaken by both Vince McMahon and Ronda herself - which might explain why Becky Lynch intensified her already incredible Twitter game by unleashing the kill shot yesterday. Ronda's battering at the hands of Holly Holm impacted her psyche badly, and Lynch used this to build what was becoming the best feud of 2018.
2019 is now the year in which this programme is set to blow up.
Meltzer also noted with interest that Becky is also building a subplot between herself and Nia Jax, whose reckless, dangerous punch acted as the catalyst for all of this. There are few better means of putting Lynch over more than putting her over the persona non grata amongst the wrestling fandom right now. Though it's slightly disconcerting to see Nia potentially rewarded - i.e., the opposite of punished - for endangering both her colleague and the entire make-up of Sunday's Survivor Series card, subjectively, this is an acceptable means to an awesome end.
To editorialise on this breaking story: Becky Lynch, at WrestleMania 34, was dumped out of the filler Women's Battle Royal to little fanfare. This was in keeping with her stalled career; the fire babyface had been put on the back-burner for an age by that low point.
Now, following a career-defining reinvention to a savage anti-hero character positively dripping in swagger, this news represents a much-welcome victory for meritocracy and the fanbase. Becky, received as the top star in the company, is set to be marketed as the top star in the company. Hitting both the progressive PR remit and stirring the fans, this is an amazing story.
Of course WWE didn't write it, but thank Christ they're telling it.