Tiffany Stratton, the NXT Women’s Champion, faces off against Becky Lynch backstage at WWE Payback.

Tiffany Stratton, the NXT Women’s Champion, faces off against Becky Lynch backstage at WWE Payback.

Tiffany Stratton, who is the “NXT” Women’s Champion, was in the crowd at WWE Payback on Saturday night, but she didn’t just cheer. Stratton also talked to Becky Lynch backstage after Lynch beat Trish Stratus in the opening match. Their conversation was short, but it seems to have set the stage for “The Man” to possibly return to the yellow brand.

As Stratton said on Payback, the possible plot between the two seemed to be the result of a mistake Stratton made during one of her recent ads when she included Lynch in a list of former “NXT” Women’s Champions. Lynch never did win the “NXT” women’s title.

Most notably, she lost to Sasha Banks (now NJPW’s Mercedes Mone) in a highly-rated match at “NXT Takeover: Unstoppable” in 2015. Shortly after that, she was called up to the main roster, along with Banks and Charlotte Flair. Later in the show, Stratton admitted that he had made a mistake. Lynch then tweeted, “I haven’t been ‘NXT’ Champion… yet.”

Now, the two have met for the first time on a WWE show. Stratton apologized in a heelish way for putting Lynch on the list of past winners by accident. Lynch is probably also looking for a new fight after he is done with Stratus. Even though it started out as a simple mistake, Stratton’s slip-up looks like it could lead to Lynch fighting for or even finally having the “NXT” women’s title.

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