Becky Lynch relinquished her Raw Women’s Championship to Asuka in May of last year, and then The Man took a hiatus from WWE to focus on being a mother. Last weekend Becky Lynch returned at the SummerSlam pay-per-view in Las Vegas, and she defeated Bianca Belair to win the SmackDown Women’s Title in a short squash match.
The Wrestling Observer Newsletter reports that Becky Lynch asked to be a heel moving forward, and some people in the company have said that Lynch was inspired by Roman Reigns.
It was noted that last time Becky Lynch tried to go heel she became the most popular star in the company, and the hottest star that the women’s division has ever seen. It was also noted that Becky Lynch could be seeing the heel turn as a personal challenge as it doesn’t make much sense from a business standpoint.
Becky Lynch is currently being advertised for tonight’s episode of Friday Night SmackDown. Stay tuned for updates as they become available.