At Summerslam, we saw the return of Becky Lynch after a little over a year out of the ring due to her and Seth Rollins having their first child. The initial reaction from fans was surprising and welcoming vibes, but that soon changed after she Squashed Smackdown Champion Bianca Belair in an unannounced match after it was reported that Sasha Banks was not clear to compete.
While it was normally being reported that Lynch would not be back until about October plans were changed at the last moment. According to FightFul Select Bianca Belair and Carmella were both informed of Becky Lynch’s surprise return ahead of time, but the news was “officially” secret from most of the people backstage.
Lynch’s name did not appear on internal run sheets, and there were segments added to WWE Summerslam to adjust for the time missed in the Sasha Banks vs. Bianca Belair match that couldn’t end up happening.
Since Lynch’s return, it’s been noted that her heel turn was actually her idea. We will have to see what is next for Beck Lynch and her new persona.