Was Lyra Valkyria The Right Choice To Defeat Becky Lynch For The NXT Women’s Championship?

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On Tuesday, October 24th, NXT held the first night of its yearly event, Halloween Havoc. The show featured a lot of great moments and matches including Becky Lynch defending her NXT Women’s Championship against Lyra Valkyria.

This year, Halloween Havoc will be a two-night event concluding next Tuesday on Halloween Night with another massive night of action, which will see Ilja Dragunov defend his NXT Championship against former champion, Carmelo Hayes.

However, Tuesday night’s show was capped off with an incredible main event between the NXT Women’s Champion Becky Lynch, and Lyra Valkyria. The match was for the most prestigious title for the NXT women’s division, the NXT Women’s Championship, which Becky Lynch held.

The match ended with Valkyria standing tall, winning the NXT Women’s Champion. This more than likely means that Becky Lynch’s time in NXT has come to an end. That’s not a bad thing, however, as Lynch should return to the main roster sooner than later.

Why Lyra Valkyria was the right choice to win the NXT Women’s Championship?

Lynch more than did her job of elevating the NXT Women’s Championship, but it was certainly time for a change. The budding women’s division of NXT is more than ready to take over, and Lyra Valkyria was the perfect choice to take the NXT Women’s Championship from Lynch.

Lynch has defended the NXT Women’s Championship quite a few times on Raw, most notably against Tegan Nox. This was another great match, and it got a lot of eyes on the Tuesday night brand. However, all things must come to an end, and Halloween Havoc was the perfect place to have it all come to an end.

Valkyria signed with WWE in January of 2020. At the time, Valkyria was known as Aoife Valkyrie competing on the NXT UK brand. Over the course of her career, Valkyria proved herself in more ways than one and made her way to the NXT brand when NXT UK shut down.

In December of last year, fans first witnessed the debut of Valkyria in NXT. Valkyria racked up many wins to get to this point, over the likes of Cora Jade, and Kiana James. She even took Tiffany Stratton to the limit for the NXT Women’s Championship this past May at NXT Battleground.

With the story officially being told, Valkyria sits atop the NXT women’s division with the most prestigious title on the show. Since coming in, Valkyria has shown that she has the ability to get the fans behind her, and Tuesday night showed that.