Becky Lynch defeated her former friend in Charlotte Flair at Hell in a Cell to become the new SmackDown Women’s Champion. In an interview with Las Cruces Sun-News, the Superstar provides an explanation on the character she is portraying on WWE TV right now.
Lynch turned heel at SummerSlam after Flair stole her spotlight and defeated both her and the former Champion in Carmella to become the SmackDown Women’s Champion. This came after Lynch clawed her way back up to the top of the division, as Flair just returned from injury and had a chance to join Lynch in her first match back if she could defeat Carmella on SmackDown Live.
The character of Lynch is controversial. Many fans believe Lynch should be the face in this scenario, as they can understand the idea of someone stepping in line and taking something you’ve earned. WWE, however, pictures Flair to be the good girl here. In fact, we previously reported that supportive signs for Lynch were actually confiscated from WWE events.
Lynch gave an insight into her character:
“Whatever I am doing right now, I am loving it. Whatever this is, I love it.
“Just in general, people around the world … you try and be the nice person, always,” Lynch said about her character’s change. “Everybody. And I think this is so relatable. For the most part, people are generally good and want to do the right thing. And sometimes, it just backfires on you. My dad used to always tell me no good deed goes unpunished. And I think that’s what you’re seeing with Becky right now, that she’s always done the right thing and it hasn’t gotten her where she wants it. And now she’s had enough and she’s saying ‘I don’t care who’s in my way.’
“I left home at 16, traveled the world and slept on people’s couches. I came with a goal and I haven’t gotten that because I have been too focused on doing the right thing always when other people aren’t. That’s what we’re seeing and she’s had enough … she’s not letting them be an obstacle anymore.”
During the same interview, Lynch commented on the comparisons between herself and ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin. You can find those comments on another article we published yesterday.
Do you see Lynch as the bad girl here? Are you enjoying her reign as Champion so far? Let us know in the comments below.