Becky Lynch was seen turning on her best friend Charlotte Flair at SummerSlam when she had done all the hard work to defeat Carmella for that title and Flair was able to pop up and secure the victory.
It’s been a hard few years for Becky Lynch who has been stuck in her best friend’s shadow ever since Charlotte was moved over to SmackDown Live and SummerSlam was her chance to prove that she was better.
When Lynch did turn on Charlotte, interestingly the WWE Universe popped and seemingly refused to react like this was a heel turn. It could be the fact that Charlotte has been given everything in WWE over the past few years, whilst Lynch has been forced to work for it, which is why the WWE Universe relates more to Lynch than Flair at this present moment.
Because of this, it appears that WWE has changed their mind regarding her heel turn since John Pollock of POST Wrestling recently revealed that he was told by his source that:“the idea now is much less of a heel/babyface dynamic and instead it’s two ex-friends that both have valid points and neither is going to back down from the other”.
WWE doesn’t want Charlotte to be seen as the villain in his storyline, even though she is attracting much more heat than Lynch, who was seen as the bad guy by WWE, to begin with.
The fact that The Irish Lasskicker used the B word this week on SmackDown means that WWE wanted her to get a pop, this is why sometimes the company allows superstars to break the PG rules and it had the desired effect.
Charlotte and Becky have a fantastic dynamic when they work together, which is perhaps why WWE are allowing the reactions to dictate the direction of their rivalry so that the crowd is still invested.