Anyone watching the segment between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch on last night’s edition of SmackDown on Fox, could tell something was amiss. The situation that unfolded in the ring went above and beyond the usual selling and conviction either woman is capable of, and they’re both very capable of a good old pro wrestling promo for sure.

Of course, the awkward confrontation in the ring wasn’t how it ended, as it has been reported that the situation bled out into the back, as the two women had quite the verbal confrontation backstage.

The obvious problem was the issue of the title exchange, which for any serious wrestling fan was quite obviously ridiculous in the first place. But as per reports, booth women couldn’t come to a proper conclusion on how it should go. The end result was of course, the awkward exchange in the ring.

Talksport.com stated that Charlotte, “didn’t want to look weak nor did she want her title reign to look weak during the segment…(she) fought all day against the title switch. In fact, it’s believed no one involved was happy about it.”

Fightful Select also added that Flair was asked to leave the arena. They didn’t want her having another run-in with Becky Lynch after The Man’s dark match following SmackDown.

“After the segment concluded, there was a shouting match backstage, and we’re told that Charlotte had stated that dropping the title was accidental. Fightful has also been told that Charlotte Flair was asked to leave the venue before Becky Lynch’s dark match concluded as to avoid further confrontation and let things cool off.”

Many have claimed that upon her leave, Charlotte went all the way to Orlando to join up with her beau, Andrade El Idolo over at AEW. What makes matters worse or rather a tad more awkward, was Andrade’s tweet in which he essentially told off WWE with a familiar expletive, as can be seen in the tweet below.

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Domenic Marinelli

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