Becky Lynch has spoken candidly about her ongoing feud with erstwhile best friend Charlotte Flair, saying that “the locker room needs a hero” in relation to the women’s recent backstage incident.
Along with Sasha Banks and Bayley, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch rose through the ranks of NXT as part of WWE’s Four Horsewomen. On-screen, the women have feuded and teamed up when over the years, but their real-life friendship appears to have fallen apart.
The ill-fated title exchange on SmackDown between SmackDown Women’s Champion Becky Lynch and Raw Women’s Champion Charlotte Flair brought tensions between the two to the public’s attention as the segment quickly went to pieces.
According to reports, a minor tug of war for the title belts was called for with Becky Lynch alluding to her former Becky Two Belts nickname. Instead, Flair dropped Lynch’s title to the ground whether deliberately or by accident with neither woman nor Sonya Deville who was overseeing the swap looking pleased. Backstage, an argument between Lynch and Flair is said to have erupted in front of WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.
Becky Lynch spoke about Flair on The SI Media Podcast, saying the two women don’t talk and cryptically that she’s delighted to be the locker room’s “hero:”
“I don’t know, man. We don’t talk anymore. We don’t talk. So all I’ll say is the locker room needs a hero sometimes. And sometimes somebody’s gotta be a hero. I’m all right being that hero. That’s what I’ll say on that matter.”
Lynch was then questioned if having a tense relationship with someone makes it more difficult to work together in the ring. If you can’t trust your opponent, The Man responded, you’ll never know what’s coming next:
“Oh, 100% more difficult. Yeah, yeah, yeah. That’s the thing. When you’ve got two people that are wanting to work together to make magic, then you make magic. Sometimes when there’s hostility, when you can’t trust the person, then you never know what’s going to happen.”
“You always have to be on guard. It’s like a game of chess. You have to be thinking two steps, three steps, four steps ahead. What are they gonna do? How am I gonna handle it? If they do this, if they do that, whatever.”
“This business is built on trust and working together that’s the art of it. That’s the beauty of it. If I make you look good, you make me look good. It’s an art. It’s a beautiful art, it’s an art I love more than anything. If people don’t know how to make that art, then it becomes difficult. It becomes tricky and you never really get the full potential.”
“But there’s intrigue there, too, because we never know, was this meant to happen, was that not meant to happen, what’s gonna go down. There’s interest in both ways. One way, it’s the beautiful pure art of pro wrestling. The other way is a bit of a sh*t show. So we’ll see what happens.”
All eyes will surely be on the two women with Becky Lynch poised to face Charlotte Flair in a Champion vs. Champion bout at Survivor Series.
Becky Lynch added that she doesn’t trust Charlotte Flair, that things between her and Flair are “complicated,” and when asked if the two women were no longer friends, Lynch simply said:
“We used to be best friends.”