Update on Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch after SmackDown – .

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Update on Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch after SmackDown – .


The title swap between Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair didn’t go as planned on SmackDown.

The SmackDown Women’s Champion and RAW Women’s Champion traded their titles during the main event, but a stalemate ensued.

Becky Lynch and Charlotte Flair are the champions, but they switch brands

Original sources told talkSPORT that Flair was supposed to try playing ‘cat and mouse’ with the title and that Lynch was supposed to get his hands on it before taking it down. The timing error between the two brought the title down to the floor, but whatever the reason, it is obvious that the title was not meant to go to the floor.

None of Lynch, Deville or Flair were happy with what happened, but they got things done knowing that Sasha Banks had to make it to the ring.

As PWInsider reported, backstage, Lynch and Flair reportedly got into a fight. While the altercation did not turn physical, WWE officials were concerned.

The Flair / Lynch friendship has been strained for some time. People familiar with the situation say Flair didn’t appreciate being called ‘plastic’ during a promo a few years ago and it’s become tense ever since.

When the title hit the ground no one seemed to know what to do

Flair walked away and Vince McMahon was not happy that Charlotte left the gorilla without speaking to him. Flair is now traveling to Orlando to support Andrade at AEW Dynamite.

Bryan Alvarez of Wrestling Observer Radio has since reported that Flair was escorted out of the building by security.

It is believed that no one was happy with the title change segment and it was debated throughout the day.

It is also believed that Flair had wanted to drop the title to Bianca Belair on Monday Night RAW. She believed the arrival had killed what could have been a great victory for her. Fightful Select also reported that Flair had had issues with the booking.

Update

A WWE source close to the situation contacted after seeing this report and offered their perspective.

The source states that the way Vince wanted it to drop was Lynch and Flair swapping titles, but Becky grabs both titles very quickly and ultimately throws the other title at Flair.

Charlotte reportedly hated the idea and Becky expressed concerns about whether she would actually do it to the writer involved in the segment and Sonya Deville.

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Of course, the title was dropped and things didn’t go as planned. Lynch “let her have it” when the pair were back in the gorilla, but Flair swore it was an accident. The source says not many people believed this.

Lynch is now the RAW Champion and Flair is the SmackDown Champion. The next time they could meet, it would be if they were both still Survivor Series champions.

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