Bianca Belair: No Hate for Becky Lynch

Exploring the deep bond and rivalry in WWE history.

by Noman Rasool
Bianca Belair: No Hate for Becky Lynch
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In the whirlwind world of WWE, few storylines have captured the hearts of fans quite like the saga between Bianca Belair and Becky Lynch. Their rivalry, which spanned several high-profile matches, transformed into a heartfelt alliance that underscored the essence of sportsmanship and personal growth.

The journey began at WWE SummerSlam 2021, a pivotal moment that initially disappointed fans when Lynch clinched the SmackDown Women’s Championship from Belair. It was a win that many felt derailed Belair's budding momentum off of her star-making performance at WrestleMania 37.

But the story played out to create the WrestleMania 38 redemption for Belair in defeating Lynch to win the Raw Women's Championship and completely flipped the script and turned dismay into widespread applause.

And it was their rematch at SummerSlam 2022 that only served to solidify their truly moving impact on WWE storytelling, with every bit of that drama simply melting into the emotional embrace that ended one of the most compelling storylines of this year.

Although she is not currently with WWE, having her contract expire on June 1, the admiration and respect both athletes have for one another is very strong in a recent interview with Kenny McIntosh of Inside The Ropes, Belair-a, a three-time WWE Women's Champion and currently WWE Tag Team Champion-sent her deep admiration for Lynch not just as a competitor but as a person.

Becky Lynch is more than an athlete; she's a legend, in my eyes," Belair said as she reflected on her Summerslam encounter with Lynch and beyond.

“Her support transcended the competition—it was about standing up for our division and for me personally. Her integrity and character are what I cherish most. I could never harbor any resentment towards her; she’s simply incredible”.

Belair's Championship Defense

Looking ahead, Belair continues to dominate the WWE landscape. At WrestleMania 40, she teamed with Jade Cargill to capture the Women’s Tag Team Titles.They have been a solid team within the division recently.

They are now set to put their titles on the line at WWE Clash at the Castle against Shayna Baszler & Zoey Stark and Scottish couple Alba Fyre & Isla Dawn in what promises to be an electrifying triple threat match.

This protracted saga represents the development of several careers, but more significantly, it mirrors how the ties that knot together survivors of the professional wrestling wars were never broken.

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