WWE: Becky Lynch thought she'd return as a babyface but was told she would be a heel

Becky Lynch didn't ask WWE to let her turn heel

Becky Lynch has clarified whose idea it was for her to return to WWE at SummerSlam in August as a heel.

Reports had suggested that it was Becky Lynch who asked to turn heel, but these don't appear to have been accurate, as Lynch has said that she was thinking about returning as a babyface.

Speaking to Ryan Satin on the Out of Character podcast, Lynch explained that she thought of ideas for a babyface return, before being told that WWE wanted her back as a heel.

Lynch clarified her thinking in preparing for a babyface return too, explaining that she didn't think Vince McMahon would want her to be a heel.

"You're always thinking, 'What would be cool, what would be interesting, what would get under people's skin?' I was always thinking of what it would be like, what would my comeback be like, what would I do when I came back. Vince is never going to want me as a heel, so what does this new babyface look like? Then they told me I was going to be a heel,"

Lynch also spoke about just how last-minute her shock return at SummerSlam was, where she beat Bianca Belair for the SmackDown Women's Championship:

"It was very last minute. Very last minutes. It's so hard, especially when you've been a babyface for so long and the crowd likes you and are endeared to you and you've gone away and they've seen some of the stuff I went through and the year. I'm a new mom and I'm coming back and they are excited and there's this girl who has been doing awesome and it's a great rivalry and we like both of these guys. How do we make them not like one of them? She's a company girl, let's do this quick. I know a lot of people were upset, 'Oh, if they were going to do this, they should've had a long match.' Well, if we had a long match and I beat her, then I just beat her. That's no good for her. If she's robbed and we take something from her and she doesn't expect it, then we want to see her succeed. We don't want the person with (the title) to have it anymore, we want (the other person) to succeed. I think we're doing just fine. 'I don't like Becky as a heel, she's so annoying.' What? Okay. I think that's the point bro. 'Why would they do this to Bianca, I want her to win.' Yeah, good. This is what we want. I think we're doing a good job with it."

During the same interview, Becky Lynch spoke about how she personally called The Rock to ask for permission to use his Rock Bottom move, which you can read more about by clicking here.You can watch Becky Lynch on Monday Night Raw every week live here in the UK on BT Sport.

Thanks to Fightful for the transcription.

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