A few weeks ago Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch met in the center of the ring to exchange their championship belts on SmackDown, but the segment went off the rails when Charlotte dropped her title belt instead of handing it to Becky. The Man responded by throwing her title belt at Charlotte, and it was later reported that the two stars got into a heated altercation backstage after the show.
Lynch was recently asked about the heated backstage altercation during an interview with Sports Illustrated, and she revealed that she and Charlotte do not talk anymore.
“I don’t know, man. We don’t talk anymore. We don’t talk. So all I’ll say is the locker room needs a hero sometimes. And sometimes somebody’s gotta be a hero. I’m all right being that hero. That’s what I’ll say on that matter.”
Becky Lynch is set to face Charlotte Flair at Survivor Series, and when she was asked if having real life heat with an opponent makes it harder to work with them she confirmed that it does.
“Oh, 100% more difficult. Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s the thing. When you’ve got two people that are wanting to work together to make magic, then you make magic. Sometimes when there’s hostility, when you can’t trust the person, then you never know what’s going to happen. You always have to be on guard. It’s like a game of chess. You have to be thinking two steps, three steps, four steps ahead. What are they gonna do. How am I gonna handle it? If they do this, if they do that, whatever.”
“This business is built on trust and working together that’s the art of it. That’s the beauty of it. If I make you look good, you make me look good. It’s an art. It’s a beautiful art, it’s an art I love more than anything. If people don’t know how to make that art, then it becomes difficult. It becomes tricky and you never really get the full potential. But there’s intrigue there, too, because we never know, was this meant to happen, was that not meant to happen, what’s gonna go down. There’s interest in both ways. One way, it’s the beautiful pure art of pro wrestling. The other way is a bit of a shit show. So we’ll see what happens.”
Becky Lynch then participated in the following exchange where she confirmed she doesn’t trust Charlotte:
“SI: Do you trust Charlotte Flair?
SI: Are things difficult right now with Charlotte Flair?
SI: Were you guys friends and no longer friends?
Lynch: We used to be best friends.”
Survivor Series will air live on Sunday, November 21. Stay tuned for updates.
On this week's SI MEDIA PODCAST, I asked WWE superstar Becky Lynch about a recent backstage incident with Charlotte Flair and their real-life heat. Lynch did not pull any punches. https://t.co/A6BAlsrEmO pic.twitter.com/zo8zFwyWLT
— Jimmy Traina (@JimmyTraina) November 11, 2021