It has been reported that Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair got into a heated argument backstage following the latest episode of WWE SmackDown.
During the recent WWE Draft, SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch was traded to Raw, while the reigning Raw Women’s Champion, Charlotte Flair, was traded to SmackDown. Since the changes only came into effect following Crown Jewel on October 21st, Lynch was able to defend her title at the event one more time as part of the blue brand and emerged victorious from a Triple Threat match against Sasha Banks and Bianca Belair.
‘The Man’s victory at Crown Jewel meant that she and Flair were still SmackDown and Raw Women’s champions respectively, event though they were both swapping to the opposite brands. On this week’s SmackDown, the situation was to be resolved by the two swapping belts in a special ceremony in the last segment of the show.
Things did not go smoothly, however, and Flair dropped the Raw title rather than handing it to Lynch, and Lynch throwing the SmackDown belt at Charlotte. Following this, Sasha Banks interrupted the two to confront Flair, declaring she ran SmackDown and Flair wouldn’t take over.
According to a report by PWInsider, the title exchange did not go the way it was supposed to and led to a heated argument between Flair and Lynch once the pair went backstage.
The report stated that the confrontation was instigated by Becky Lynch, who felt Flair was “trying to make her look bad” during the segment. There were loud words between the pair, but the situation didn’t become physical.
Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT has added that there have been tensions between ‘Big Time Becks’ and ‘The Queen’ for some time, going back to a promo where Lynch called Flair “plastic” a couple of years ago.
That report also said that WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was unhappy that Charlotte walked away from Gorilla Position without speaking to him about the incident.