Becky Lynch made her long-awaited return at SummerSlam much to the delight of the live audience. However, joy gave way to confusion as she defeated SmackDown Women’s Champion Bianca Belair for the title in just 26 seconds.
The result had rumors buzzing and reports flying about that Lynch becoming SmackDown’s biggest heel.
In a recent interview with the New York Daily News, the Man addressed the news that she now a heel.
Here’s what the SmackDown Women’s Champion had to say:
“I’ve just come back and now I feel like suddenly there’s this conversation that I’m not doing things the right way, but I don’t know what anybody expects me to do. Do you want me to come back and toy with Bianca and give her more of a chance to look like she’s got an opportunity? Or would I come back, knowing that I haven’t done this in a while, and be smart about it and blindside her?”
“I just did what an intelligent person would do. If you haven’t been wrestling in a long time, then you’ve been strategizing. You’ve been strategizing because you haven’t been in the ring with this person, so then you are going to do something different. You are going to catch them off guard. And now suddenly I’m the bad guy because I came back even better than ever? I don’t really understand this talk about me being a heel. I haven’t changed, I just got smarter.”
Since her comeback, Lynch displayed the confident and coky swagger that made her one of the best acts in wrestling. However, she has consistently denied Belair a shot at the title until Adam Pierce and Sonya Deville set the title match to take place at Extreme Rules later this month.
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