It was a year ago at Summerslam when Becky Lynch returned to the WWE. It was then that WWE and Vince McMahon at the time made the poor decision of turning her heel against Bianca Belair. The heel run for Lynch just never worked out. But that all changed after Triple H took over and her storyline with Belair culminated at Summerslam.
The fans never bought into Lynch as a heel. They continuously cheered for her despite her status. Now the Big Time Becks era is over and The Man Becky Lynch is back. And it is what is right for business.
Becky Lynch Returns To Being A Babyface
When Becky Lynch went out to give birth to her child, she was on top of the world. She was having the best run of her career. It was not by McMahon’s doing either. It was her own doing. The Man character was taking over and people wanted to see Lynch wrestle and defend the titles. She nicknamed herself “Becky Two Belts” at one point. The crowd was into her, she had solid matches. And the character was getting near the Stone Cold Steve Austin level appeal. That is how popular Becky Lynch became.
She then went out to give birth to her child and was out of action for 15 months returning to defeat Belair in 26 seconds at Summerslam 2021. However, at that moment, Lynch was a heel, not a babyface. And like Austin, he was cheered as a villain or as a babyface. But it was not the right time for her to turn heel. Similar to Steve Austin in 2001. There were just not enough top babyfaces at the time in the company. And just like that time in 2001, Lynch was still at the height of her popularity. Both wanted to go heel and as we have seen it was a total trainwreck.
Her Big Time Becks character just did not make sense. The promos, the look, and not to mention the matches and feuds. You have to give WWE for trying with this though. They wanted to build up the Belair redemption story, but Becky was continually being cheered around the country. So the most logical thing was to have Lynch and Belair wrestle again.
Thus the culmination of a year-long storyline with two stellar matches. One at Wrestlemania of this year and Summerslam. All the talk was about Becky beating Bianca and how quickly she did it. But Belair showed why she is the EST of WWE. Belair defeated Lynch on both occasions. The ladies stole the show at Summerslam and Wrestlemania. And there was only one way for this storyline and turn to go. Becky had to be a face. Period.
Triple H Makes the Right Call
With Vince out of the picture and Triple H taking over the head of creative, it was time to right the wrong. There were reports about Vince wanting to keep Becky as a heel. But Triple H knew what was right for business. So after the match at Summerslam, Becky goes for the handshake, the same handshake she used to turn heel. Bianca and Becky hugged it out and found a mutual respect for each. And with Bayley returning, Dakota Kai, and Io Shirai (IYO Sky) debuting, the two ladies had an common enemy.
With Becky separating her shoulder during the match against Bianca, this was the perfect way to write her off TV for a little bit. On Raw, she cut this great babyface seen below:
This promo should have been done months ago. But Vince really never understood The Man character and that is something Triple H does. This promo was excellently done and the two women again showed respect for each other when it was over.
This was the way Becky Lynch needed to be handled after Wrestlemania. Now with Becky Lynch turned back to a babyface, the fans will get what they always wanted, the continuation of The Man babyface run that started in the fall of 2018 and ran through 2020.
This is what is best for Becky Lynch and best for business.