Becky Lynch's WWE return was somewhat expected, but kept very quiet at Summerslam.
Fightful was told that Bianca Belair and Carmella were both informed of Becky Lynch's return ahead of time, but that the news was “officially” kept secret from most others 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.
We're told Becky Lynch's baby was also backstage, and an excited Lynch greeted her backstage
On the other side of the coin, Bianca Belair lost her Smackdown Women's Title in shocking fashion at WWE Summerslam, being squashed by the returning Becky Lynch.
Fightful spoke with talent backstage and said that Bianca Belair appeared to be in good spirits after the match despite the online backlash regarding the match. WWE officials applauded Belair's attitude, and noted that she quickly got ready to attend WWE's red carpet after party and participated in media after her loss with a smile on her face.
The reactions we gained from talent and staff we spoke to were somehow mixed with genuine shock, to not being surprised. Bianca Belair is widely known as a professional, who makes the best out of every situation she's put in creatively. Another source we spoke to said they believe there is an actual plan in motion for this story.
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