I, as most of you probably already know, absolutely adore Becky. She pretty much single handedly kept the company running and interesting from Summerslam 2018 up until this year’s Wrestlemania, and WWE is currently much, much worse without her. I don’t even disagree with the argument she’s the weakest wrestler out of the four, it’s probably true, but the energy and enthusiasm and way she tells stories in the ring is unparallelled in modern WWE except for maybe Daniel Bryan. Her trio of matches with Charlotte at the end of 2018 were all incredible, thanks to her heel turn which was an amazing moment, which captured a fire in her we all knew was there but quickly became the hottest thing in all of wrestling (well, that and Kofimania). Her match with Asuka at the Rumble in the middle of that is one of my all time favourite matches and I’ve shown it to people wanting to get into modern wrestling who have felt the same. She absolutely fought and earned her place into that Wrestlemania main event spot that was supposed to just be for Charlotte and Rousey.
Ultimately though, if I’m giving Punk a 4 for his slight misgivings and not quite being on the level of Austin or Bret, I have to do the same for Becky. We’ve only had her for five years and she most likely has loads more stuff to do when she returns (assuming she’s not done but I’d expect she’ll be back). The fact she’s become a cultural icon almost on the scale of Austin and has firmly put women’s wrestling on the map as a major attraction EVEN WHEN NOT NECESSARILY BEING THE MOST TALENTED PERFORMER OF THE DIVISION speaks absolute volumes. I’d love to see her back in the ring, but mostly I just hope she’s happy, she seems like such a genuine and lovely person that I just wish the best for her, whatever that is.