WWE Hall of Famer Expresses Frustration Over Becky Lynch Squashing Bianca Belair at SummerSlam 2021

Published 08/24/2021, 10:28 AM EDT


Becky Lynch returned at SummerSlam 2021, and the crowd couldn’t believe what they were seeing! ‘The Man’ was finally back!

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Unfortunately, Lynch returned to squash Bianca Belair, and become the new WWE SmackDown Women’s Champion. This did not sit well with the fans at all, and neither did former Superstars appreciate this segment at all.

One Superstar who didn’t like it at all is Nikki Bella. During an interview, she was extremely straightforward about how she felt.

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“I can tell you what wasn’t my favourite moment, and it was when she [Bianca Belair] lost. That was definitely not my favourite moment. I don’t know if I actually had a favourite moment cause you know, I’ve always backed the women and I’m always for the women and you have someone like Bianca, who is such an incredible talent.

“And you can’t help but get frustrated when you see moments like that, like a championship that meant so much and was lost within seconds. I have to admit, for this SummerSlam, there truly wasn’t anything that was my favourite.”

Well, she’s not the only one who feels this way. Even now, the WWE Universe cannot get over the moment when Lynch defeated Belair within a minute!

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Did WWE book this segment to push Becky Lynch?

It’s true that Lynch returned to WWE after a long break. To push her to the top, WWE needed to book her against a champion. However, it wasn’t the match everyone was expecting for Lynch’s return.

While it would have been fine to make Lynch champion again eventually, this was incredibly poor writing from WWE’s creative team. The only way to move this forward without further backlash is to put Belair and Lynch in a hard-hitting feud. Otherwise, the company will receive significant backlash from the WWE universe whenever SummerSlam 2021 comes up.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – APRIL 05: WWE Superstar Becky Lynch Celebrate’s WrestleMania 35 at The Empire State Building on April 05, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Santiago Felipe/Getty Images)

In fact, every time WWE played the Bianca vs Becky clip on Monday Night Raw, the audience erupted in boos. Everyone is being extremely vocal about the poorly booked segment, and WWE should work a way to rectify it.

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Nevertheless, call it poor booking or a masterstroke, the segment got people talking. Now, the WWE universe will definitely engage in whatever happens with Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch next!

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Shuvangi Sen Chaudhury

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Shuvangi is a senior WWE and AEW author at EssentiallySports. She has over 1000 published WWE articles and also has experience in content operations with Forbes. Having completed her undergraduation from Royal Holloway, University of London, Shuvangi is closely aligned to the fitness industry, having amateur skills levels in tennis and basketball while rowing at a regatta level.

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