Becky Lynch made the request to turn heel at WWE SummerSlam

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There is a lot of anger being directed at WWE by the fans who are not happy about Becky Lynch turning heel.

While it’s true that Vince McMahon wanted her to go heel a few years ago, the decision to have her turn this time was hers.

Dave Meltzer reported today that the heel turn was something she requested. Lynch returned at SummerSlam to a massive reaction and then defeated Bianca Belair in less than 30 seconds to win the SmackDown Women’s Championship. Some have compared this heel turn to Steve Austin’s turn in 2001 that led to the decline in business. Ironically, it was Austin who made the request to turn heel because he thought that his character was getting stale.

The booking of Belair left many fans bewildered and even Nikki Bella expressed unhappiness over the way Belair was booked. You can click here to hear what Bella said after SummerSlam.

Lynch was originally set to return to WWE TV in a few weeks but plans changed because Sasha Banks was not cleared for in-ring action. Banks was not at the live events in the Carolinas and she wasn’t backstage at SmackDown or SummerSlam.

For the foreseeable future, the main program for the women’s division on SmackDown will be between Lynch and Banks.

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Becky Lynch return vignette met with a chorus of boos on RAW

Sportskeeda 23 August, 2021 - 09:46pm

As reported by Ryan Satin, Becky Lynch's SummerSlam return vignette was met with a chorus of boos from the crowd on RAW.

It's been 16 months since we last saw Becky Lynch wrestle in a WWE ring. All that changed at the Biggest Party of the Summer when Sasha Banks was pulled from the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship match at the last second.

The Boss was initially replaced for the bout by Carmella. But it was just a swerve by WWE to pave the way for the much-anticipated return of Becky Lynch.

That anticipation turned into dissatisfaction as The Man pinned Bianca Belair in under 30 seconds to win the title. Many took to social media to voice their disappointment at how everything went down at SummerSlam.

It seems like the displeasure from fans about Lynch's return continued into Monday Night RAW as the live crowd booed Becky Lynch's return vignette, which was shown during the show. Ryan Satin, who is present in the arena, reported on this.

Huge boos at the arena when the Becky Lynch footage from SummerSlam was shown. #WWERAW

When 2021 is all said and done, many will rate the match between Bianca Belair and Sasha Banks for the WWE SmackDown Women's Championship as one of the greatest moments of the year.

Not only was it a tremendous match, but it was also an iconic moment where two African-American women shared the spotlight in the main event of the first night of WrestleMania 37.

In the minds of many fans, Becky Lynch's 27-second win over Belair taints that reign, and in essence, destroys the EST of WWE's credibility.

However, that might not be the case, as it was reported earlier that there are plans to make Becky Lynch a top heel on the blue brand. It will be interesting to see how they follow up on this story as fans will be watching it closely to see how the creative builds Belair back up after the loss.

I’m back. pic.twitter.com/dlKraRFC2p

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5 greatest Becky Lynch moments in WWE

Sportskeeda 23 August, 2021 - 03:10pm

Where do we start with 'The Man' Becky Lynch? One of the most fierce and widely popular superstars of this generation. From being trained by Finn Balor in Ireland from a young age to making it to the main event of WrestleMania, she has accomplishments that only she can boast about.

Becky has been on a journey that took her through NXT, where she had several critically acclaimed matches. Her most famous, against Sasha Banks for the NXT Women's Championship at NXT TakeOver: Unstoppable in 2015.

It wasn't long after the match with Banks that she made her first appearance on the WWE main roster. That being said, let's take a look at five of the greatest Becky Lynch moments in WWE.

Back where she belongs.#SummerSlam @BeckyLynchWWE pic.twitter.com/Bl0GLC5zRf

On the May 11th, 2020, episode of Monday Night RAW, Becky Lynch surprised the WWE by announcing that she was pregnant. The announcement meant she had to relinquish the RAW Women's Championship, which she had successfully retained at the WrestleMania 36 pay-per-view against Shayna Baszler.

In 2021, Becky Lynch teased her return to the ring. First, at the Royal Rumble event, then on night one of WrestleMania 37, and then before the Money in the Bank pay-per-view.

Beautiful day in Fort Worth Texas. I really hope no one gets taken out of this ladder match. #MITB pic.twitter.com/yTWevpBUJ6

'The Man' then made her surprise return at the SummerSlam pay-per-view held at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada, after a 15-month hiatus. Becky entered before a rescheduled SmackDown Women's Championship match involving the champion Bianca Belair and Carmella. Bianca Belair was due to defend her championship against Sasha Banks, who was unable to compete.

Lynch then took Carmella out and stepped up to face Bianca Belair with the SmackDown Women's Championship on the line. It was over within just a few seconds, with the Irish lass kicker hitting her version of a Rock Bottom to pick up the win and send shockwaves through the WWE.

It was an incredible moment, as 50,000 fans of the WWE Universe erupted to see the return orange-haired fighter not only return but win a major title. It will go down as one of the best returns we have witnessed at a SummerSlam pay-per-view event.

Report: Becky Lynch is now a heel

Forbes 23 August, 2021 - 09:35am

PWInsider has confirmed with multiple WWE sources that Becky Lynch is now a heel. She’ll be the big bad of SmackDown’s women’s division, initially in a feud with Bianca Belair. That program started on Saturday night (Aug. 21) in Las Vegas when Lynch squashed Belair in seconds to take her title.

Opting to swim against the tide of fans who’ve been waiting to cheer The Man since she announced her pregnancy in May of last years is a curious decision. But if that’s what they want to do, casting her opposite The EST is a good way to do. Bianca’s real life story, natural charisma, and on-screen story have positioned her as one of the company’s best babyfaces. Neither the crowd in Vegas or fans watching at home were happy to see the way she was treated at SummerSlam. Ill will from that could finally get Becky the heat WWE wanted when she first turned on Charlotte Flair three years ago.

In light of this report, you can see the seeds of the heel turn in Saturday night’s booking. Lynch did bait Belair by offering her hand before cheap shotting her with a forearm. Even Becky’s brief backstage interview can now be seen as arrogantly dismissive.

At last night’s house show in Denver, fans were still in Belair’s corner when she cut a face promo about losing her title.

Bianca Belair addressing the outcome of #summerslam at #wwedenver pic.twitter.com/rbnYI4wcaP

We’ll see how this plays out on Friday’s SmackDown. There’s definitely a chance audiences see The Man as someone cool they want to cheer even if she’s doing villainous things. And the chances of that go up if Belair looks like she’s making excuses (she said in an interview with Denise Salcedo at the SummerSlam after-party she was prepared for Sasha Banks, not Lynch) instead of calling out Lynch for dirty tricks.

It will also be interesting to see how this impacts the entire SmackDown women’s division. Does this mean Banks will be out for a while, or eventually move to Raw in the Draft rumored for early October? Bigger pushes for people like Liv Morgan, Toni Storm, Tegan Nox & Shotzi Blackheart when Becky needs babyface opponents?

Right now, all we have is questions. Let us know what you think about WWE pushing The Man as a heel.

Becky Lynch Turning Heel for Bianca Belair Feud

SEScoops 23 August, 2021 - 02:48am

The return of Becky Lynch at Summerslam was a moment that caught everybody by surprise. Not only was there zero rumours or spoilers about her in-ring return, but she pinned Bianca Belair in 27 seconds to win the Smackdown Women’s Championship.

This booking has already caused a lot of commotion in wrestling communities. Many are saying that it does a huge disservice to Belair. A woman who went from ESPY award winner to a jobber in less than six months. However, it looks as if this could be part of a larger construct.

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Becky Lynch is one of WWE‘s most beloved Superstars, but don’t get too comfortable cheering for her. According to PW Insider, who cited multiple WWE sources in their report, the plans are in place for Becky Lynch to play the heel role in her upcoming feud with Bianca Belair.

Becky Lynch has previously had a few heel runs with the company, but this decision would seem a little strange given the anti-hero role she was playing and held on to during her hiatus from the ring. You can’t help but wonder if this really is the best way to book the feud.

Currently, Bianca Belair is a face who has done so much for her character despite very limited storytelling in WWE. However, the decision to turn Becky Lynch heel still doesn’t necessarily feel as if it is the right one.

The character of The Man dominated WWE headlines. The Stone Cold Steve Austin style rebel who didn’t care what people thought or felt. The Man, in many ways, transcended the heel/face stereotypes.

Either way, it would appear that creative minds have been set. The returning Becky Lynch is going to be the villain for the foreseeable future. Whether she will continue with her current moniker or change to something else also remains to be seen.

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