WWE Chairman Vince McMahon was reportedly the brain behind the return of Becky Lynch, who has been away from the company for a year due to pregnancy. She went on to challenge Bianca Belair for the WWE Universal Championship at SummerSlam as Sasha Banks who was scheduled for the match could not compete. ‘The Man’ shockingly squashed Bianca Belair and the decision of the outcome for the way it happened was lambasted.
Vince McMahon was heavily criticized
Lynch had won the contest in just 26 seconds with a Manhandle Slam and the fans were stunned with the outcome. According to PWInsider, the decision to have Lynch squash Bianca Belair for the title was ultimately a decision made by Vince. It was said that Vince wanted to make Lynch’s highly anticipated return even more spectacular. Bray Wyatt Sad Rumor Stuns AEW Fans
“We are told it was 100% a Vince McMahon call and the title switch to Lynch was specifically to make her return even more spectacular. It should be noted that the quick nature of the match (27 seconds) was seen by a number of fans as taking the wind out of the sails of Bianca Belair, but we are told that even though some in the company expressed that concern, the idea was that the moment was about Lynch per Vince McMahon’s vision of the PPV.”
It seems that Lynch would be a heel and feud with Belair.