Former WWE RAW Women’s Champion and WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch returns to the WWE during tonight’s SummerSlam pay-per-view, her first appearance on WWE television since the WWE RAW episode after the 2020 WWE Money in the Bank pay-per-view where she announced her pregnancy.
The advertised match of Bianca Belair Vs. Sasha Banks did not go ahead as planned, as the WWE pulled the match at the last minute. Carmella was the announced replacement, but then, Becky Lynch surprised Las Vegas (and arguably saved the segment) by coming out, challenging Bianca Belair, and actually pinning her in a very quick fashion to become a 5 Time WWE Women’s Champion! Becky Lynch Returns!!
WWE star Charlotte Flair is one of the most decorated wrestlers in history, winning multiple world titles while entertaining fans around the world. She will be competing Saturday for the Raw women’s title against Rhea Ripley and Nikki A.S.H. in a Triple Threat match at the SummerSlam pay-per-view in Las Vegas. She talked about a variety of topics during a recent phone interview with the LA Times;
Q. It seems fans save the “Becky Lynch” chants for your matches. Just watching as a fan, on one hand, it’s cool to hear the chants, but on the other hand, it seems a little disrespectful to the people in the ring. How do you feel about it?
A. Given our history, and it’s been two years since our feud, everything happened when she turned on me at SummerSlam a couple of years ago. So I think it’s natural for fans to do that and it doesn’t make sense to do it to anyone else.
Q. Does it bother you?
A, No, I like it because it allows me to playback with them. And realize, if they aren’t reacting at all, that’s bad. It gives me a chance to play and have a cheeky line. At Money in the Back, I may have gestured to the audience, but that was more like “Don’t be disrespectful to Rhea Ripley. This is your first night back and does not do that and you are going to enjoy the show and don’t do that to her.” And by the end of the match, they were chanting “This is awesome.” Rhea and I have never had the chance to dance in front of a live audience. That was our first time to really show them how great this rivalry has become.