Becky Lynch made her sensational return to SummerSlam on August 21st, ending an absence of over a year. Her entry into the arena generated an incredible reaction from the WWE Universe, which appreciated the attempt of the Stamford-based federation to electrify the atmosphere with great re-entries (there was also that of Brock Lesnar at the end of the evening).
'The Man' promptly challenged Bianca Belair for the SmackDown title, managing to win the contest in just 27 seconds thanks to a devious tactic. Over the next week, rumors of the Irish superstar's possible turn heel intensified.
These rumors have found confirmation in SmackDown, thus sanctioning an epochal turning point in the character of Becky. The crowd is currently divided: some of her boo Lynch at every appearance of her, while others cheer her without hesitation.
During the latest edition of 'Smack Talk' on Sportskeeda, former WWE manager Dutch Mantell analyzed the work Becky is doing at this stage in her career.
Mantell opens up on Becky Lynch
"The audience is really conflicted about the character of Becky Lynch," began Mantell.
“People are unable to take a definite and unambiguous position. I am not a big fan of this type of situation and I have already repeated several times that I do not agree with the choice of turning her into a heel character.
The WWE Universe she has always known her as a babyface, it was too sudden and unjustified a change from my point of view," she added. Mantell was not tender towards Vince McMahon: “The truth is that he no longer has the time to keep up with the making of the shows.
There are the TV deals, Raw, SmackDown, NXT, commercial operations. His mind goes in 40 different directions. The only period of time in which he is really free is the one in which he goes to train in the gym. It is evident that you cannot take care of every single detail necessary to make the product better.
On the other hand, the results are there for all to see." Next week, WWE will air live from Madison Square Garden in New York. The star-studded show has advertised the likes of Brock Lesnar and John Cena. WWE officials Adam Pearce and Sonya Deville informed Becky Lynch that she and Belair would be signing their Extreme Rules contract next week, at 'The Garden' Like this week's dark matches, there will hopefully be lots of surprises for the fans in attendance next week.