The feud between Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch has been one of the hottest stories in WWE this year.
The moment Lynch socked Flair in the face at SummerSlam, the crowd became invested. Even if the reactions might not be what WWE officials were hoping for, the two ladies are still drawing the biggest reactions each week.
Speaking to Phillip Martinez of Newsweek, Flair discussed her feud with Becky and the reactions they've been getting.
"I try not to think about it too much. I’m ecstatic about it, but I don’t want to jinx it. I know people are saying that and with every match the story keeps getting better and better, but that’s all I could hope for," she said. "For me, I look at it as if I wasn't getting a reaction I would have a major problem. People have a natural reaction to their favorite. But I don’t necessarily focus on whether it's a boo or a woo because the story is going so well. I wanted to continue the feud there because we have a story." Charlotte continued, "And it’s all about the story. When you look at your favorite rivalries, it’s not about the match it’s because of the story. And everyone understands or can relate to two best friends not getting along and us fighting for the same thing. Whether you’re on my side or her side you get it somehow and it’s very relatable."
This past Tuesday on SmackDown, Lynch and Flair fought to a double count-out. Following the bout, Charlotte speared Becky through the LED board at the top of the stage. With their SmackDown bout ending in a double count-out and their Super Show-Down match finishing with Becky getting herself disqualified, SmackDown Live General Manager Paige announced a Last Woman Standing bout between the two at WWE Evolution.
Charlotte discussed why the feud needed a Last Woman Standing match and competing in another first-ever bout.
"Especially after SmackDown on Tuesday, it was the only direction that would make sense with the brutality of what happened. And it’s perfect for the story between two best friends," she said. "I look at them two ways. One, there is so much pressure because it’s the “first-ever” and you want to hit it out of the park. But in the same sentence, it’s the first-ever so it’s special. But I actually feel this is going to be a match we’re going to remember for ages because of how far we both have come in terms of learning and being a talent, understanding our characters and becoming comfortable. I wish every day that I could go back and redo Hell in a Cell because I’m not the performer I am today that I was then. I have this very high expectation for Evolution and for our match."
WWE Evolution takes place on Oct. 28 from the Nassau Coliseum in Long Island, New York. Fightful will provide live coverage of the event and a post-show podcast.