Here’s why Becky Lynch has seemingly made a huge heel turn

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WWE star Becky Lynch made a shocker of a return at Saturday’s WWE SummerSlam pay-per-view. She went on to squash Bianca Belair in just a few moments to capture the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship. It is understood that going forward with the feud, ‘The Man’ would portray a heel persona. But why did Becky Lynch turn heel following her much-anticipated return?

Becky Lynch had requested to turn heel

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Becky Lynch had been away from WWE since Raw after Money In The Bank last year due to pregnancy. She had relinquished the WWE Raw Women’s Championship to Asuka and used to portray a babyface persona.

But, upon her return at ‘The Biggest Party of The Summer’, it seemed that ‘The Irish Lass Kicker’ has turned heel. She squashed ‘The EST of WWE’ in under 26 seconds to win the title but originally Sasha Banks was scheduled to compete at the event. Fans have not been happy with the decision of the booking by WWE Chairman Vince McMahon.

In a report from Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Becky Lynch’s heel turn was something that she herself requested, which the company apparently granted. According to earlier reports, it was said that the Irish Superstar would be positioned as a heel going forward, and she will officially be a part of the SmackDown brand. WWE initially had plans for Lynch to return in October, but Sasha Banks’ absence changed the plans.

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“ has confirmed with multiple WWE sources that Becky Lynch is now a heel,” Johnson wrote. “Yes, you read that correctly. We are told that going forward, Lynch will be positioned as the top heel on Smackdown, initially feuding with Bianca Belair.”

On the Hall of Fame podcast, WWE Hall of Famer Booker T had also mentioned that he did not enjoy how the match was booked. He also questioned the title run of Bianca Belair which came to an abrupt end.

He said: “I never know which way they are gonna go on it, or why they are going the route they go. I’m just as in the dark and confused as everyone else.”

We will see what is next for Becky Lynch as eyes will be set for this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown.