Despite some reports indicating that Becky Lynch had re-signed with WWE, the RAW Women's Champion was quick to point out recently that that is not the case.
On Friday, Lynch quote-tweeted an article from Fightful that indicated she had signed a $1 million/year contract last year. She unequivocally said the report is not accurate.
The Fightful article was sourced from a report by Dave Meltzer in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter which reported the signing. Meltzer had said that Lynch was referring to her recent signing when she tweeted "It’s amazing what they’ll give you when you remind them your contract is coming up soon" on December 30th.
Lynch's denial of a new contract also noted that her current contract is coming due very soon.
Report not true. Haven’t signed anything new in years. Deal coming up soon. https://t.co/tpqTzGNM0y— The Man (@BeckyLynchWWE) January 10, 2020
With the emergence of All Elite Wrestling as a major player with national television in the United States, there's no doubt WWE will want to re-sign Lynch before she hits the open market. The company has been very good of late about re-signing talent to lucrative deals if their contracts are coming due. Notably, all three members of The New Day recently signed new contracts.
Lynch is currently scheduled to defend her WWE RAW Women's Championship against Asuka at the Royal Rumble in Houston in just two weeks. That match is a call back to a feud the two had exactly one year ago.
The current card for the WWE Royal Rumble is as follows:
Men's Royal Rumble Match
Competitors Announced: Brock Lesnar (#1 entrant), Roman Reigns, Randy Orton, Drew McIntyre, Ricochet, Rey Mysterio, AJ Styles, Erick Rowan, King Corbin, Dolph Ziggler, Otis, Tucker, Elias, and 17 others TBD.
Women's Royal Rumble Match
Competitors Announced: Charlotte Flair, Alexa Bliss, Nikki Cross, and 27 others TBD.
WWE Universal Championship Match
"The Fiend" Bray Wyatt (c) vs. Daniel Bryan
WWE RAW Women's Championship Match
Becky Lynch (c) vs. Asuka
- Roman Reigns vs. King Corbin
As always, ComicBook.com will have full coverage of the event on Sunday, January 26th. Make sure to check back with us in the interim for all of the latest news on WWE as they head into one of their biggest shows of the year that sets us on the path to WrestleMania 36, and give me a folllow on Twitter @ryandroste for all the latest in the world of WWE.