Lynch made her return from maternity last August at SummerSlam but her return went from joy to sour quickly for many fans when she was booked to defeat Bianca Belair in 26-seconds. The two would see their paths split a bit despite both being drafted to Raw during the last WWE Draft.
Lynch went on to feud with Liv Morgan and then Lita while Belair had her series of matches against Doudrop. Eventually, the two would come back together for WrestleMania 38 where Belair would seek out and obtain her revenge by defeating Lynch to become the Raw Women’s Champion.
While speaking with Lucas Charpiot of VL Media, Belair spoke on the storyline that she has had with Lynch.
“Working with Becky Lynch is fantastic. She is a formidable competitor. In the ring, she is one of the best storytellers in the promotion. When you rewatch the WrestleMania match and dwell on his facial expressions, you can really feel his emotions. She carried this storyline on her shoulders from August until WrestleMania. Most of the time, I feel like women don’t have those long-lasting storylines that lead to a purpose. We had the chance to tell that and keep the interest of the fans. At SummerSlam, people thought Becky Lynch killed my momentum. It was a hard pill to swallow, even for me. But in the end, working with Becky Lynch allowed me to grow tremendously as a talent at WWE. I learned a lot from her in the ring, but also outside the ring. She is a huge advocate for women’s wrestling so that it stays at the top of the map. I’m grateful to have had the chance, not only to face her, but also to have been able to tell this long story that concluded at WrestleMania,” she said. [h/t – Fightful]
Currently, Belair will be facing Asuka at the upcoming Hell in a Cell event. Asuka defeated Lynch in a number one contenders match on last week’s Raw in order to earn this title opportunity.
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