Becky Lynch has revealed that she was originally scheduled to return for a huge match at WrestleMania 37.
The Man eventually returned at SummerSlam after more than a year out of the ring but things could have been very different.
After surprising fans by appearing at the summer spectacular, Lynch left them floored by defeating Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women’s Title in less than 30 seconds.
Lynch confirmed that she got a very late call to wrestle at SummerSlam, before revealing that she thought she was going to be back at WrestleMania.
“So gosh, I mean, look… I mean, I thought I was going to be back by ‘Mania. I was ready to come back at ‘Mania. But look, look, I got called for SummerSlam. I stayed ready. I stayed ready. I stayed ready because I’m a hero of the people, Man of the people. I was. Now they’re changing their mind. I mean, that’s on them. Anyway, I didn’t change. They changed. I believe the original return date was going to be October.”
After it was put to her that Bayley was without an opponent at the event, Lynch confirmed that her name had been “thrown around.” At WrestleMania, Bayley appeared backstage with hosts Titus O’Neil and Hulk Hogan, before being attacked by The Bella Twins.
After winning the SmackDown Women’s Championship at SummerSlam, Lynch has repeatedly backed out of challenges from Belair. However, after the EST of WWE won her way back into contention for a title match, it was announced that the pair will meet at Extreme Rules.
On the latest episode of SmackDown, Bianca Belair was awarded the key to the county by Kane in her home town of Knoxville.
During the ceremony, Lynch interrupted to say that while Belair had the key to the county, she didn’t have the SmackDown Women’s Title. The Man offered her hand to her challenger for a handshake, which Belair reluctantly accepted. As Lynch turned to leave, Belair kept her grip and attempted to hit her rival with a KOD. However, Lynch slipped out and left Belair laying with a Man-handle Slam.
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