It is being said that the issue arose after Charlotte Flair had voiced concerns before the show went on the air about the Championship Exchange segment that featured Becky trading her SmackDown Women’s Championship for Flair’s Raw Women’s Championship.
Those who were close to the situation said that Flair was voicing that she did not want to look weak, nor did she want her title reign to look weak during the segment. Despite the concerns, the segment went on as planned to close Friday Night SmackDown.
During the Championship Exchange, there was a moment where Flair was supposed to hand the belt to Becky, but instead she pulled it away and then threw the belt on the mat, which was not the way the exchange was said to have gone. Sonya Deville demanded that Flair retrieve the belt and hand it to her, which Flair did. Deville then asked for Becky’s title but instead Lynch threw her title belt at Flair, which was reportedly not part of the plan.
Flair picked up the SmackDown belt and set up Sasha Banks coming out, which was said to have did put the segment back on track with Lynch leaving after teasing a potential Survivor Series match with Flair or Banks.
After Flair and Banks had their physical confrontation to close the FOX broadcast, Flair went to the back. A source reportedly said the confrontation between Lynch and Flair was said to have been over Flair allegedly disrespecting Lynch by “trying to make her look bad.” during the segment and there were loud words between the two, which did not get physical in the backstage area.
F4Wonline is reporting that Vince McMahon was angry about Flair leaving backstage without talking to him.