I'm talking about if he faces her officially, not like she faced Paul out in the open.
I love Cynthia, and I know she's stronger than Ash, hell I believe Misty is stronger than Ash.
But it strikes me how the majority of the fandom thinks when Ash takes the Elite Four challenge, he'll defeat everyone but Cynthia.
I'm not defending Ash, it just strikes me why people think this, I thought Ash was almighty and powerful.
Although, a loss to Cynthia show's he's still got tons of work to do.
With that said, he'll probably start off on a new journey again.