WWE Reportedly Changing Course on Becky Lynch and Charlotte Feud

After the Aug. 28 episode of SmackDown Live, a new report says that WWE is changing course on the Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair feud heading into the Hell in a Cell pay-per-view.

On the Rewind-a-Smackdown podcast, co-host John Pollock said that the company learned from last week’s SummerSlam and SmackDown Live crowd reactions to Lynch and Flair.

“So I was told this after [this week’s Smackdown] that last week, based on the reaction Becky got, that they have slightly changed the direction here,” Pollock said. “Where 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 and still getting Becky to the same place they wanted to but not so much wanting Charlotte to be a heel as a result of this. So it seems like they did learn from last week how everyone was into Becky.”

On the Aug. 28 episode, Lynch attacked Flair after she defeated Carmella to retain her title. Lynch then challenged her former best friend to a match at Hell in a Cell. The whole time, Lynch was being cheered and Flair was booed.

Pollock pointed out later in the podcast that the way Lynch showed up this week was presented differently than last.

Becky Lynch’s “heel” turn has come with some unexpected (if you’re the WWE) blowback. After losing the SmackDown Live Women’s championship match at SummerSlam, Lynch attacked her best friend. The Brooklyn crowd was firmly behind Lynch and that continued on the Aug. 21 episode of SmackDown when she delivered a scathing promo against Flair. Even though the promo had Lynch rundown the crowd, the fans, again, were still behind the “Lass Kicker.”

Hell in a Cell will stream on the WWE Network Sept. 16.

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