WWE Raw Women’s Champion Becky Lynch has broken her silence about the recent controversy between her and Charlotte Flair.
With the two set for a match at Survivor Series since Flair is the SmackDown Women’s Champion, fans have been wondering how WWE would handle things after they got into a legitimate argument backstage last month, with Flair being escorted out of the building by security.
When asked about the incident by Sports Illustrated, Becky Lynch replied:
“I don’t know, man. We don’t talk anymore. We don’t talk. So all I’ll say is the locker room needs a hero sometimes. And sometimes somebody’s gotta be a hero. I’m all right being that hero. That’s what I’ll say on that matter.”
When asked if having real-life heat with an opponent makes things harder in the ring, Lynch said:
“Oh, 100% more difficult. Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s the thing. When you’ve got two people that are wanting to work together to make magic, then you make magic. Sometimes when there’s hostility, when you can’t trust the person, then you never know what’s going to happen. You always have to be on guard. It’s like a game of chess. You have to be thinking two steps, three steps, four steps ahead. What are they gonna do. How am I gonna handle it? If they do this, if they do that, whatever.
“This business is built on trust and working together that’s the art of it. That’s the beauty of it. If I make you look good, you make me look good. It’s an art. It’s a beautiful art, it’s an art I love more than anything. If people don’t know how to make that art, then it becomes difficult. It becomes tricky and you never really get the full potential. But there’s intrigue there, too, because we never know, was this meant to happen, was that not meant to happen, what’s gonna go down. There’s interest in both ways. One way, it’s the beautiful pure art of pro-wrestling. The other way is a bit of a s**t show. So we’ll see what happens.”
The following exchange then took place between Sports Illustrated and Becky Lynch:
SI: “Do you trust Charlotte Flair?”
SI: “Are things difficult right now with Charlotte Flair?”
SI: “Were you guys friends and no longer friends?”
Lynch: “We used to be best friends.”
The question is always going to be how much of what Lynch is saying is true and how much of it is just her trying to drum up interest in the match.
We know the incident itself happened and was legitimate, but if things really are still this hostile betweem them, it sounds like Survivor Series is about to be very interesting.