Update on Flair and Lynch confrontation backstage at WWE SmackDown, Flair reportedly escorted from arena

Update on Flair and Lynch confrontation backstage at WWE SmackDown

According to PWInsider, there is additional information regarding the confrontation between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch that occurred backstage at SmackDown in Wichita, Kansas last night after the show went off the air.

PWInsider in their report noted the following:

-Charlotte Flair had been arguing against being made to “look weak” during the segment and was seen as responsible for the segment not going as scripted.

-At no point during the segment was Flair to pull away the Raw Women’s Championship belt from Becky Lynch.  It was further noted that that this was not rehearsed or even suggested. When Flair pulled the title away, it was said that the belief among those backstage is that it was done to make Lynch look stupid by being “one upped” and having to pick up the belt. 

-Sonya Deville instead made Flair get the belt and hand it to her, leading to Lynch throwing the SmackDown Women’s Title at Flair, which was originally scripted to happen.  The initial report is that it was not. However, according PWInsider sources, it happened “differently” than originally planned. 

-The backstage argument after the segment took place in the gorilla position.   After the confrontation, PWInsider sources said that Flair was asked to leave to avoid any further issues, and was said to have been escorted out of the arena by a WWE official.

-There is heat on Flair for disrespecting Lynch and some who felt Flair took a segment that was supposed to build herself vs. Sasha Banks, but instead put all the attention back on herself and Lynch when Banks is being placed in a position to be the top babyface for SmackDown.  It was said that there are some in the company who felt this undermined Banks, whether that was a planned strategy or not.

-There is no heat on Lynch as it was seen as she was pushed to a boiling point, which led to her confronting Flair. Things were seen within the locker room as Lynch standing her ground and protecting herself after being pushed too far.

-On the Flair side, she was very upset coming out of the situation.  There are some in WWE who wondered if Andrade El Idolo’s “FU WWE” Twitter post was in relation to the Flair-Lynch situation, given it was sent out within an hour of when the confrontation took place.

-As for those who asked whether Flair was using this as a way to get out of her WWE deal and go to AEW, it is not believed that this was her motive, as she has a few year left on her current deal.  It was further noted that, it is not likely that WWE is going to let anyone walk out to head to AEW if they are deemed as an important asset.

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