Becky Lynch returned to WWE at SummerSlam, and those plans were changed due to Sasha Banks’ absence. Now she’s SmackDown Women’s Champion and a heel as well. This could be an interesting time for The Man, because she was such a beloved babyface.

Roman Reigns also made a return last year as a heel after leaving as a babyface. That saw him great success as Head of the Table, and he is still WWE Universal Champion. Becky Lynch was paying close attention to that career resurgence for The Tribal Chief.

According to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Becky Lynch was inspired by Reigns’ heel turn and some within the company have credited that to her recent heel turn.

Lynch had asked to return as a heel. Some have said in the company she was inspired by Reigns, and the reality is to many, being a heel is more fun. Of course, the last time she tried to go heel, she became the most popular wrestler in the company and the hottest woman wrestling star the company had ever had. 

Fans saw a smiling Becky Lynch defeat Bianca Belair in a squash match at SummerSlam, and that didn’t make them very happy at all. We’ll have to see what is next for The Man, because her heel turn should be solidified on SmackDown this week.

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Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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