Survivor Series saw Raw and SmackDown do battle for brand supremacy but things were a lot more personal than that in the clash between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair.
Lynch and Flair have made headlines since their ill-fated title exchange on SmackDown several weeks ago. With SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch drafted to Raw and Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair headed to SmackDown, the two women met to swap titles but things soon went awry.
In reports following the event, it seemed Becky Lynch was meant to hold both title belts alluding to her former Becky 2-Belts nickname but as she went to snatch Flair’s title, The Queen dropped it to the mat.
After the segment, there was reported to have been a verbal altercation between the two women in front of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
Leading up to the Survivor Series both women have made media appearances with Flair claiming she is perceived differently for being a woman and Becky Lynch claiming gender has nothing to do with it and that Flair is an “a**hole.”
Fireworks were expected when the two women clashed in a Champion vs. Champion bout at Survivor Series. Becky Lynch gained the upper hand in the feud as she took a page out of Flair’s book and grabbed the ropes allowing her to pin Flair for the victory.
Speaking to Sarah Schreiber after the bout, Big Time Becks seemed emotional as she discussed her ongoing issues with her former best friend:
“Yeah, even watching the video packages, I got a little bit emotional, you know? Because, you know… to see every… to see where we came from to where we are now, and the hatred here, the hatred going out there, and it’s just, its… it’s so sad, you know? Like that’s somebody who I loved so much, and who I trusted my life with, you know, and who… we’ve been through everything together.”
“We nearly died in a car crash together, and just how much we despise each other now… I just wanted to rip her apart out there, I wanted to rip her apart, and I didn’t break her arm like I wanted to like I set out to do, and I don’t know if I’m happy or I’m sad about that, but I got the win and now she knows she can’t deny it. She can’t deny it, I’m the better woman.”
Raw won the night at Survivor Series with the red brand picking up victories in both the men and women’s traditional 5 vs. 5 tag team matches.